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AGfe Mil E, (AM<.)' COUfiJER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O.'R, BABCOCK, Editor ' H. W. HALNES, Advertising Manager Solo National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class matter cit the post office at BlythcvUie, Arkansas, under »ct ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Servea 07 the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By earner lu KIC City ot BlyllievlUe, 15o per «?ek, or $6.50 per year. In advance. By mall, wUlilu u radius of 50 miles, 13.00 pW year, $1.50 for six months, 75o for three mouth*; by mali In postal rones two to six, inclusive, 16.60 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. . Can' l Ignore Issue of Soil Conservation We have become so used to having our government approach things sidewise, with a crab-like, scuttling movement, that the- pious words about soil conservation ip the party platforms look' like a cloak for crop control. Tlin parties pledge themselves to take eroded, hind out of production and restore it. Kcinemliering what the U. S. Suprtnic Court said about the original AAA crop control scheme, the ordinary ciliy.cn assumes that this talk cf conservation is just another plan to do what the court said the AAA could not do. Probably it is, to a certain extent. Hut 'anyone who doubts that the problem of soil conservation is very real and pressing has only ID look at a survey recently completed by llie U. S. Soil Conservation Service to learn that lie is in error.- This survey reveals, for instance, that no -lower than ' 730,000,000 acres ol' onee-ferlile farm land in the United Slate.s have been I'roni 25 to 100 per cent destroyed by erosion. This is an area four limes the size of Texas, '£> times the .size of New York slate; it • represents one of the most titanic los- fc.s of natural resources that any nation ever suffered. During tliu last century, .llie siirvoy reports, the' country has yull'cral a 'direct monetary toss by erosion of at least if 10,000,000,000— which will he doubled or tripled within 50 yours im- U-Sfi^oniethiug drastic is done. Sixty-live per cent of, the tillable land in the Ktisiit Piedmont section, reaching from New Jersey to Alabama, has been stripped of its topsoil by wind ami rain. !''ive hundred thousand acres that were under cultivation, in live coastal anilities in Alabama a few years ago now are abandoned and worthless. Erosion is costing Oklahoma 850,000,000 a year. Sheet erision is menacing 12,000,000 acres of Illinois' incalculably rich, black corn land. In the country as a whole, more than 50,000,000 acres have been so gullied and eroded that they Will never uguin be good for anything. It would be possible to go on citing facts like the-c for half an hour. Enough has been .said, however, to indicate that when the Republicans and the Democrats talk about soil conservation measures, they arc not just talking about a new way to reduce ngrictilttiral production. Tf we were livhlg'in the piping times of complete prosperity, with no farm surpluses, unemployment, or unbalanced budget to worry us, Ihis thing (hat is hniipeninjr to our soil would strike us as the most serious problem of the century. In our present condition, it is only one of imuiy problems; but it is hardly any cxageration to sny that in the long run it will probably prove the most important of all. Whichever party is put in power next November, the campaign to save the greatest of our resources—the land—must be prosecuted with all the determination that would be given .to a campaign lo repel an invading enemy. —Bruce Gallon. The Critical Mind President Tyler Dennett of Williams College looks -ill the increasing complexity of world affairs with a critical eye. In fact, he admits he is a crank on criticism. He holds it to be the- safeguard of democracy in a lorn humanity. In a recent commencement address, the Mas.whusetls educator a.-.serlcd that "criticism. Is lo llie inlellcclual and spiritual life of a people' what seed selection is to a farmer and Ihc material : .\v'elfcire ! of -the race." And he urged thai the critical jilliliidc be developed in every student. Dr. Dennett strikes a vilal note. lie would defend our democratic s,tute through development of a keen critical sense in the electorate—an attitude which would help (hem debunk propaganda and smell out dictatorship in the making. Certainly no faculty could be more important. l\)lilical Opening Ai'e wo about to witness the emergence of a new political pariy in (He United Slates? One cannot escape that thought in any evaluation of the current spectacle: that of the Democrats espousing strong federalism while the Republicans turn about lo uphold slates' rights. Certainly, here is a reversal of party alignment and policy such as occurred in the- past only on the eve of a new political division. So eventually we may get a new party out of this strange recrudescence—a parly with more clearly "defined lines and based on more, specific issues. Thus have political parties been born. Tlic pistol ns u toy no doubt is n bad influence, but (he problem cnmioi to solved until it is replaced with .something equally interesting to the cliilcl mlml. —John A. Randall, assistant chief of Investigation for (lie U. s. sctmlc crime committee. Although It. lends,a gmceUil rhythm lo my driving, U. doesn't Inspire oilier driver.! .v'illi the same zlg-zuj synroyiitlnii. miri one of them will invariubly y.ig Just us 1 swlnir Into n oig /at. — Hcrnuiu Bing, Hollywood comedian, explaining why lie never turns on (hi; radio in his automobile. OUTOUK WAY By WUliams I'M VEBY Busy, BUT TMle YOUMG FELl_tR. WILL SMOVV YOU ACOUWD AND EXPLftlM THIN&5> ~ M'lSTEE. AM--UH-. S^EET MISTEE- UM--AM- IT WOULD TICKLE ME RNK,fFTHEy WA-3 TWO BtQ BUYERS IN DISGUISE AM* THAT DUMB KIP MS'5 W15MIM' OM THfeM WOULD SELL. •EM A HALF MIULIOW DOLLAR. CRAME NOT A CUAMCE - IM MORATIO ALGER'e. PAY, Mlt-LIOWAIRES* vs'Ae. FEW AND FAR. BETWEEN- BUT HO ty IF THERE WA=> EV6N A POSSIBILITY OF A NINE DOLLAR. PROFIT, TWERE'D BE FIFTEEN MILLIONAIRES , NIGHT-THE KID AINTOOT A CHANCE IM TW WOR.LV! SIDE GLANCES By George Clark SATURDAY, JUNE 20, L9a OUR BOARDING HOUSE YAS SLHDE T?OAH-BELL^ "BEEM RfKlGlSj' L(KE A FIAH ALARM ALL MORWIKJ'/ I PONE TOL' EVAHBODV DAT YO WAS OM A SCIENTIFIC EXPOSITION TO SOUTH AMERI'CA.UKE VOTOL' ME TO/ LOOl^-DEY \Z SE6RE6ATIM' ^3AC!A OB TREES AM' PENCE'S WAITIM 1 With Major Hoop^j ^ E6AP/ JASO-M -*~ I AM ")M ACJUANDARY,' ER-AH- IF I COrsJFESS TO LOSIM6 ALL MY MOMEY AT 6AMIN<5, 1 WILL BE THE "BRUNT OP JO T>RAT IT/ ANl THE IMPRESSIOW "REMAIMS THAT 1 STILL "POSSESS THE NOME V, EVEN TH6 "PRIV/ACV OT= MY OWM BOUDOIR WILL WOT BE PREE FROM TJEMAMUIMG "I wouldn't tfci (oo cureless with my mukc-up. You're not sure you've nailed him vel." in the liny airplane cliiis, which l|f= has uiulcreoue highly successful tcsU. 11s price « $1,200. It is run i by a 30-horsepowcr engine. He Has a Picnic at His 'Funeral' l>in'ls. Then there was the Grass- j hopper, built by Henry Potci! to! snccinciUions little bigger Umn i those for a small boy's rubber- i band airplane competition. j Now appears the Mosquito, new I Fannan diiiiiituit, to first ' I'llrly 16 T]y Sc2lil>(f i'nik VANCOUVER, B. C. (ui-J—An- other attempt to scale Mount WaddingUm, lilglici't peak in Ihc Coast Rungc, is to bo made by a' 12-man e,\iiedltion in July. The peak lias defeated 13 previous ex-: ^editions. i r~""~3 f'f v~*^r~-~^» • "i TJHE SIEGE IS OM CHURCH, EXCUSES : l!y 0. W. Harking— Echol:!, I send my messenger, and lie shall pn-nare UK- before me; and Ihc Lcl:!. wl:om ye -seek, «•!!! ccir.a t o -ils lemple. Mnluahi 3:1 Lucklcnlyjij U Slcnling a march on the Grim Keapcr, L. F. Bailiff, (JO, \Vi^ lian-.sporl, Ind., fnrmcr-iml- ui'ulist, is pictured above as he delivered his own funeral urution lo 1000 invited friends :ct a picnic parly. Opposed to ceremonies in which the principal can't see or hear the mourners mourn, Bailiir said: "When dealh comes, 1 want Iricnds to lift mo on a pile tt lugs, touch a match, and leave." French Plants Vic in Making Flivver Planes PARIS. (UP)-Fi-ciiL'h uirplanc Builders arc vying uitli rncli'oth- er in bringing out smaller and wtler "flying insects." First, there wus the "Flying ncn." wliicli is ntiout the size of i' two-seater Kondoln on si inerry- S.--'-ioiind and whose ynsollnc coii- siiiiilition can be cnti;in-,>-:c<l til Announcements Ti, c Ctiurwr ft ens lias been au- _ nnuiiccmcnl ot the lolloping can- tM for public office, subject the Democratic primary next st 11; or Kcprcbcnlalivc in Congress i2AL B. HARBISON ' f or IVosccudris it (corner O. T. WARO BRUCE IVY "KNVER L. DUDLE/ *'nr County Judge VIRGIL GREENE K L. OLADISH N'EiILL REED 1 or Slicritl and Collector HALE JACKHON JOK S. DILLAHUNl'y HARRY TAYLOR tor Connty Irtasurcr ROLAND ORKEN 'or Circuit Court Clerk HUGH CRAIG i lie-Election for 2nd TCIHI '«' Couniy Com( clerk -Il^a CARUi'' WOODBURN r le-ripcimu for second tenn For Slale Scn.ilor I'UCIEN E. COLEMAN '«"• County litrrcscnlatlto IVY W, CRAWFORD for County Assessor L. IBILLY) GAtNES ^-election to a aid ' For Censtiitite, Lhlckasaivba To«ns!ii[i I UlXilX Ul'MIsl 1-0U.I V On lu;r i-r, lio'll HAski-]!,!,, hiT (UK cilll'l inroril lo iniirry ti iMiin-Tn IrlH (li,-ni kniliv sin. I wf^M^iis^r'wH- ni'«-« lo Mrirctu's iinri-nt* tlml vcilillnjr Is nflf. Tin- <k-ki>ln r«r (|IL- hum-rti irl|, tu l.'rmu-b, :iri- in linn *»ll iilimr. .\ yiiunp iiinn «Ii :< ulrniiRi-r Ii • »lit|> ju»t Ijuf, Ni-vi I:.) nh ( . ,.(s lilni Hi-.-In L'llll.LII' KIIIKHV «lllfrr ri'vi'iitl}- rHurm-U fr, Hitulh AiiLi-rlt-u. The ln*l nl^h till', vnyniri- IJicy .-n-i- lii^rl(«>r ilii- uceK ivlieix u riiiliiiKrani cu fur I'lill. XOW CO OX WITH Till: SI'OIIV CHAPTER 111 PHIL said gaily, "Camilla send her love and says she wil ' meet me al Cherbourg in the morning. That, from Camilla, is something special." He put awa> Hie radiogram that lie had jus' received. Bui he went on talkin the Pampas. "Uhope you marry Camilla ii Paris and invite me to the wedding," Wnvcia said. "I have whole trousseau. After all, I ought to go to one wedding." "You could have," Phil reminder! her evenly. "T~ie terms weren't right. His hear! had compartments, and 1 wanfet- a lease to all of it." In- slantjy she was sorry for her confession. She did not want to discuss !Bob with anyone—Bob who might have grown to love her ii lime^-Bob who had asked her to be Ins wife instead of the half dozen oilier girls. Then she remembered. Ihat she probably had more money than the other girls! Phil was saying things about Hie bachelors' quarters in ihe mountains and the shacks where the engineers who had wives with them lived—how much gayer and happier they were. She could see llie t.ill boy at her side, striding up a hill at night, looking a litllc hungrily al llie shacks Ihat wore homes. Now win, Bob—Bob hadn't wanted a home. Just a house for parties. A house located sonic place where it was accessible to people. '-HOW will anvmie ever find m?" he had asked when she had first shown him the long, low clapboard house in Connecticut. _ Honey, just because we arc being married docsn'l mean thai we are going into seclusion." gHE had said nothing then aboul the intimacy of winter nights thiTsiiow V '' 00<1 nreS 1:UrnCd ' a " d which did it uwtler?^ the ghiss" windows (hat miu je half the great living room, Khc had not reminded him of the sweetness ot lhc smel! of lioncysiicklo and new low fan?!" - ra ' "^ in lhcir ycl - J.une and July aiid Aligns? Some M±^ I l u «- W * ouW juve me pejie of (he country, too, J\ow. waU-hmg P|,i|. Marcia'knew thai he „,-,= i, er ,. inc) ATTEND CI-IUKCH SUNDAY By Helen Welsfiimer © I93i NEA StivUc, Inc. son, per- >,^i IMLHI 1,1 pel - cr Kind of person, but she The mere thought of his name was a liny. po,gi, an t stab in her heart, "How about a house on Long n we must have four ,., CU1 ,°™ -"'d a Plot of -,' Pci 7 ' Eofo had asVed A;os<et. Then \veli be ,. ,'".—7,,"'•": —-• ' ° ""ccai 1 f/ic Jitniu(( tcithm ihe spo/rc lightly. Imagine teeing you in Paris!" -.--_.. she was disembarking, Marcia was beginning to feel excited. She went through customs, chatted with fellow passengers on the boat train, went to Ctaridge's where rooms had been engaged by her father—and sat down. She was before she had found Bob— before she had cliarted Ihe rest of lhc way with him. Now she Ihoughl of him as she moved through the London she had loved as a schoolgirl. The guards changed with the colorful pomp of old, at Buckingham Caslle, and she stood in the sunshine and again in the rain, to watch tiiem. The flowers were as deeply purple and red and yellow in [he . Siie had not minded being a few months ago. That close lo liie club and polo and golf and dances. We can come into town for the winter." In the end, they had compromised on the house in Connecticut and Ihe apartment in town for llie winter. When she parted from Phi], Marcia held out her hand. "I hope you marry your girl and I hope I sec you both in Paris. I'm get- ling oft al Southampton, Iml I'll be at Ihe Contiiienlalc in a week or two." "Camilla's there now and I'm checking in, too," he said, "m be seeing you!" She did not see him in (h 0 morning although she was on deck when lhc passengers left the boat jt 10 o'clock to lake lhc tender fial would carry them to Ihc boat •-•- -.•••- — »••« J.-.™.Y , train. She stood by the idling, Sardcns at Hampton-Court. The watching the h'ltle boat « r , ;,w a j>' °W guard who repealed again the iito a gay morning, advancing '*<*' c °' Elizabethan glory as he steadily among the fishing tngsj Piloted her around Kenilworth with their battered sails of red i Castle was as amusing as she had and blue and yellow. | remembered. But she looked at Phil was on thai boat, and j,' 1 - 01111011 Hirough schoolgirl eyes Phil was on lh.->l boat, and ;i| ;irl named Camilla would meet lim v.'hcn he reached ibr ) 0 i V green coast. Oclcl, Marcia mused, hat she didn't know how Camilla opkcd. Siie hoped that the other O 'irl wouldn't bring her Austrian count to the boal. That would bo unkind. Almost. Marcia could j 5C be narrowing of the lilur- ome woman—but. he won] woman, quite probably, wli lot seek sanctuary. Life H-.IS vay, * 9 » JY lhc toe t!i= bos. 1 , went !i; * coast to Southampton where she had expected to sec it with the man she loved—and who loved her. 'In a.week she took Passage on a plane al Ihe Imperial Airways and flew across the channel to Paris one worm aflcr- nc-on in May. She Went slraigh! lo Ihe C'onti- ... = „„ nenlalc. The chestnut trees were he lightening of the muscles in :, I "looming softly and there was can. tanned face. J'hil would say i nu 'sic on the streets. Surely, ittle. He would be sanctuary igl-wly tilings would lie different " ' " lover" PiU 'is. There might even be a rt : (i letter from Bob! Her heart raced liial i whcn flle thought of Ihat. Yet he i must despise her. now that she i had failed him. He might forget jihal he had failed her first. i: =] Theie ivds no letter Jrorn Bob. where i though. She found a message from Ihc Paris representative ol her father's firm, and because she .was lonely, she called him once. Ho was elderly, staid. Slit promised to have tc;i with him ii the lounge at 5. It seemed to Marcia that slu had been saying pleasant nothings for a long time when slic spied Phil's familial-, dark, roiiiili- ish head across lhc room. Wlr, the sighl of lhal head, bent attentively to a girl in a'white drcs- and green hal, should make hoi oddly restless, Marcia did nof Know. Maybe because they hj,I youth, love, happiness. ; U id sv was left out. There'was anothci man at the fable—a man in a uniform. The Austrian officer hac been included this time. Phil saw Marcia and arose tc come to her immediately. If "Marcia! You did come! 'rlii;' ; grand!" His slow voice w;r'i Warm and cordial. He took Marcip and her elderly escort back to hi- table. V i * QAMILLA held out a slim hand' .„ " l hc;lrd yo» were coniiiK<: we H all have fun together. Yo'i: need a good time. You're pale 1m always thai way after London—it's li.'rr going to school. Tim is Jimmy." She presented the Austrian count who bowed deeply and murmured that he wa--- charmed. "He's with the Austrian' legation and he | m 27 medals. Bui he doesn't \vear liiein." Jimmy excused himself in -,it little while and Ihe bank repre-s sentalive went on to a eonference.a Camilla gave a deep, relieved ^ sigh, and put her chin in heit' Hands. Her eyes were blue. nol : f so deep, not so swift as PhilVl Hue. Her hair was golden, brit-'f tie instead of soft, her mouth wa-t generous and her smile was sin- :i ' cere. She was a little restless— 1 ! watching to see what would hap-' pen next, going on to the next scene before the curtain h !W f fallen on the present one Morci->' decided.' '• The orchestra was plat-ing song and Marcia began to (,;;• gaily. She had been in } - o m;/' ' such places will, Bob-room--; where the -lights were low thr music soft, and there was lhc tinkle of ice in glasses, bowls of buttered popcorn and other bowls of small prfelzels, and waiters passing trays ot canapes. TI. was dusk outside, cool and blue. Night would bring synthetic brillumcr any moment. Nights were mean', to be gay when one was young. i;r Paris—but Bob \vasnM heve. 'Whal arc you doing ionighf? 1 ' Camilla asked. "We're having dir- iii'i at the Rih and -wasting" :im<here, there and yonder. Why don't you join us? Count Von Wovmstcdl will be along." . Phil was urging Marc'ia lo (on'C -ilong. too. She smiled mistily because Ihey were bcin? kind and she was lonesome. After all, if there was lo l, c another in n\c parly she wouldn't be Intruding-she who had never in oil |, er ij{ 0 been wilhoul a wailing slaeline^' "You've saved my lif c . i; slie aii- ™ e ™\: "™ ™u«e Hi eom». hat lime?" Slic glanced up. straight inlo the eyes of a young man a waiter was ushering to their table:, "Bob!' 1 she cried, and a dimple al the corner of her lips Hashed ' provocatively. To .-oncfial llie :u!t within the ti-ke lisht's'. (To Be t'oiilinucd)

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