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JLYTHEVILLEjJARK.) COURIER .NEWS TOK •LYTUVILLJE COURIER NEWS THE OOOttOK NKW8 OO, --,;.-Tr-'<?;'>t".s»BC!C)CK.'Editor H. W/HAJWSS, - 6ok ;"H»tJo6«J ' AdTWtWD* lj«j»es<nUtlTe»: TJj« TtaBM.F, Clwk Co. Inc.; New York, p)ul»d«lj>lU», AU»of», D^llu, San Antonio, Baa Krtrjr Alfcrpoon Except Sunday. EnterwTu'ieeeod d»w nutter at the poet office »t Mylbertilt, Arkansas, under act of Congress October I, 1S17. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city of • BlythevUle, 15c per week or $8.60 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 60 miles, 13.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 85o lor three months; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, J6.50 per year, in zones seven ond eight, 110,00 per year, payable In advance. The Effect of "The Fix" If youj-ever wonder why it is that such a city as Chicago continues to be overrun with gunmen who have their complete freedom despite the fact that any .school child can enumerate their crimes by the dozen, it might pay you to consider a recent article in The Nation by 'Lawrence Howe. Mr, Howe was a dcctive sergeant in Chicago for two decades, and consequently speaks with the authority of long experience. Pointing out that Chi- cago''has 100 times as many robberies annually as London, ad 12 times as many as all of Canada, he proceeds to answer the question, "How come?" To begin with, he points out that Chicago's geographical location, her pre-eminence as a railroad center, her proximity to state boundaries and the nearness of half a dozen state prisons condemn her, inevitably, to more than ho; share of crooks. But that isn't all of it. He goes on to repeat what he once told a candidate for mayor, who had asked him if it would be possible to rid Chicago of criminals. "I- as.sufe_d • him,", he writes, "that 1 iC I were,; permitted to pick 25 detectives, trustworthy and competent officers who knew the underworld, and had charge .of their activities, I would undertake to rid Chicago of all professional crooks in GO days, provided the- mayor would' carry out his part of the program. His part would be to see that when we made an arrest and presented sufficient, . reliable, conclusive evidence to prove the mail guilty, there would be no fixing of, the ease. A conviction must follow. "The Judges, state's attorneys, court clerks and politicians must not be ill- lowed to be bought by'the accused in an effort to thwart justice. They must be •• invulnerable to all approaches, whether of bribery, politics or friendship. The candidate for the mayoralty recognized the futility of attempting such a drastic reform." It is that final sentence, that sticks in one's memory. , "The candidate for the mayoralty recognized the futility of at' tempting such a drastic reform." Why? Simply because the "fix"—the use of extra-legal methods to gain special favors—is such an integral part of American municipal government that trying to root it out is accepted, by men familiar with such matters, as an utterly hopeless task. This, in turn, obviously means that, the country's'war on its criminal class is, just at present, decidedly a losing struggle. Favoritism is too deeply entrenched. Scoundrels have too many influential friends. If this were Chicago's hard luck nlone it vvould not be so bad. But it isn't. Chicago is not very unlike other American cities. It is just bigger. THE WINDMILL According to nil reports, conditions arc gelling bad around here. The undertaker says his bust- ness Is entirely dead. The proprietor of the soclti fountain stntcs that his business Is Just In little squirts. However, the foreman at the sawmill reports that business Is just ripping out his way, but, of course, every now and then tlioy strike a knot which tends to slow tilings «P a bit. All the lawyers say that the entire lot or lawsuits tire very, very dull and every lawsuit brought Into the olllce must be n>d. The poultry buyer *(\ys there arc numerous flops in his business. He says lie has just nbout quit, handling- eggs because that part of the business was very rolten nt times. The beauty parlor proprietor states, however, that everybody who comes.Into his, place seems to be sitting pretty. » * * I was talking to the cress-eyed Janitor down nt Use city hall this morning and lie said that he didn't, really believe everything was as bad as It looked.'' > * * * The old colored lady at our house, who docs nil the churning, lias an idea that everything will be butler ntter a while. * « * • > The village blacksmith says times arc a little hard all right, but llmt he just keeps hammer- Ing away and always strikes while the Iron Is hot and he Is doing very well. CUBA M. HIGDON. Tlierc must have been a depression In Ellzabcllian times, too. will Slmkespenre said, you recall, "He who sleals my purse, steals trash." An ocean liner has Installed a golf course on deck, So now the chief ailment with passengers will be tee-slckncss. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, A former tramp has become a popular portrait painter in Lond:n. He should do well, what with his expeilcnce at canvaslng. A trade journal reports that the cork business Is enjoying a b=om. But Isn't tills the sort of business that simply can't go under? If the bicycle vogue comes back with the bang ns sonic predict, expect our national cry to be "Let Tnndemonium Reign." The professor of an eastern college says that the art of conversation has been lost. This Is due, perhaps, to our predilection for whispering campaigns. Al Capone's life, at last, Is in the hands of the police. His biography has just been issued at $3 the copy. The American bridge team, which recently defealed Ihe British leam in London by nearly 5000 points, certainly must have held some swell hands across the sea. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Are you sure about thai, Mrs. Murray? I thought it was your turn to stay with the children while I go to the sale." WASHINGTON LETTER OUT OUR WAY By Williams DowT K1EE.D E\JEM HOLD IT — HE -r£V o' \JtR VMOOI.O ME. l-S A BATH — IF Pou_ vone BACK! AROUMD FRONT "f AM' V.M-UCH Pou.eo vT AROUND .FROM - BUAH BLAB! By RODNEY DUTCIIER NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.—If they started laying off men at 40- years of age In the United States Senate as they do in Industry, there would be no one left there except La- Foltettc of Wisconsin, who Is 35, and Nye of North Dakota, who is 38. Tydlngs of Maryland Is the only senator who Is exactly 40 nnd he got that way last April. If all senators were retired at 50, the depopulation would be almost as complete. Robinson of Indiana, Stelwer of Oregon, Vandenberg of Michigan and Balrd of New Jersey are the only regular Republicans who come under that limit. Sliip- ,tead of Minnesota, Cutting of New Mexico, Wheeler of Montana and Dill of Washington are tire-only progressives under 50—except Nye and LaFollctte. The Democrats this side of the half century mark are Black of Alabama, Sleek of Iowa, Tydlngs, Harrison of Mississippi and Bratton of New Mexico. That is .only 15 senators out of! 96 are less than 30 years old. The facts aforestated might seem lo Indicate that Democrats are younger than Republicans and pro- gressl^ps considerably younger than either, Insofar as the Senate Is concerned. And that's just the way It works out, assuming .that your correspondent still knows how to add and divide. The average, age of a senator '!• approximately 59 years and eight months. The average age of a Republican senator is about 62 years and two months. Tlie average age of a Democratic senator is about 59 years and six months. The average age of 17 senators who can be counted In the progressive group is S3 years and nine' months. Youth Forges Ahead All of which leads to another theory which seems to stand up under scrutiny, lo wit: Democrats and progressives are both raising more impressive crop of bright young men to take over leadership than are the regular Republicans. Among the progressives, take young LaFolletle and young Nye. LaFoltctte has already established himself, despite his extreme youth, as one of the outstanding senators from the point of ability and effectiveness. Nye Is trying hard and may do the same; his prestige here will Increase If he manages to worst smart Mrs. Kulh MrCormlck in THE BOOK SURVEY their current duel over campaign expenses and sleuths. Shipstead, 49, is recovering from long iilness, but he has COJT>, manded respect and attention despite his position as the only Farmer-Labor senator. Cutting of New Mexico, 42, has made more of an impression than most new senators and both Wheeler and Dill, 48, and 46, are well outside the class of senators who don't count except, as mere partisan votes. Among five Democrats hi their forties, Harrison, 48, and Tydings, 40, are valuable assets to their party. Tydings, his friends predict, has a brilliant senatorial career ahead of him. Black, 44, also shows signs of'vigor and ability. Getting to the regular Republicans, perhaps you have to look up among the fifties before you can be sure you have any: -promising- timber, Vanrienberg of Michigan, 46, appears to have the most Interesting possibilities among those between 40 and 50. Robinson of Indiana, 49, has tried hard enough but is not yet accepted as a heavyweight. Reed Is 50 Reed of Pennsylvania, now 50, :owers nbovc 13 other regulars between 50 and 60, with obvious capacity as a lighter and leader. The other more conspicuous senators in that group include Eingham of Connecticut, Hastings of Delaware, Hale of Maine and McNary of Oregon. Among their senators between 50 and 60, Democrats are proudest of Robinson of Arkansas at 58. Caraway of Arkansas at 5D, George of Georgia at 52, Barklcy of Kentucky at 53, Walsh of Massachusetts at 58, Wagner of New York at 53 and Connally of Texas at 53, Progressives boast Couzcns of Michigan at 58 and Elaine of Wisconsin at 55, but their real big guns arc in the sixties—Norris of Nebraska at 69, Borah of Idaho at 65 and Johnson of California at 64. Other ages: Republicans—Watson of Indiana, 66; Capper of Kansas, 65; Moses of New Hampshire. 61; Fess of Ohio, 69 (next December) Grundy of Pennsylvania, 07; Smool of Utah, 68; Jones of Washington 67. Democrats—Walsh of Montana 71; Copcbnd of New York, 62 Swanson of Virginia, 68, and Glass of Virginia. 72. Overman of North Carolina now 76, will be Ihc olclrst senator afler Glllclt of Massachusetts, 78 retires March 4. By BRUCE-CATION { NEA'Service Writer When Walter D. Edmonds wrote "Rom? Haul" a year or more ago, he served notice on the reading public that a very promising new novelist had appeared on the scene. That promise he now fulfills with "The Big Barn," which to my way of thinking is a tetter book. The first novel, If you remember, dealt with the Erie canal In the old days. It had a.rollicking sweep to It, the aura of far-off days and legendary people, the appeal of pioneer life; but It had, also, 'a/melo- dramatlc plot and several wooden characters, "The Big Barn" Is less of an epic —and more of a novel. It's scene Is laid.in up-state New York, in I860. Against this scene we are given a rich farmer and land-owner; a stalwart, ftard-flsted frontier capitalist, who has taken what he wanted by main strength and native shrewdness and who has a vast, justifiable pride in himself and his dominions. ' Into this scene comes the daugn- ler of a New England minister, bride of the old land-owner's eldest son. This son Is a misplaced aesthete. In a land that values material things alone, he strives to be a poet, dabbles in the abolitionist movement, holds a silent, futile hatred for the farm nnd all It signifies. His younger brother is more like the farmer; and the girl, spiritually in tune with the old man in spite of herself, finds that her pulses are stirred by this brother- in-law In a way that her husband never can stir, jthem. • \ With these characters, against this background. Mr. Edmonds writes a very good.novel indeed. It Is a mere .thoughtfully-handled book than "Rome Haul"; it represents a more mature analysis of American life, a more detailed study of human emollons and actions. And-it is, in a different way, quite as interesting. I think you will like it. "The Big Earn" Is an Atlantic Monthly Press publication, .issued '"•' Brown and-Company by Little, at $2. Teh How Wnt RtaJly W»s Won. "Conquest," by Jack O'Connor, Is another book dealing with by-gone days. It does not, however, have anything in common wltb. "The Big Barn," except that It Is very good reading. "Conquest" tells of the winning of the old southwest, arid It Is a hairy-chested, horny-lianded epic with a faint over-tone of that ancient ballad which deals with the Hardy- Mountaineers. It Is romance.-in a way, but not the romance, (rf the movies or the story books. -. For the" men In this novel—the men who went down into Arlzonp and New. Mexico three-quarters of a cpntu.fy..ago to win the land for the United States—were no Gla- hads or- Bayards. They were, In fact, hardly better than the Apaches they-so ruthlessly exterminated. They were cruel, they were bloodthirsty, they were swaggering roisterers, .they were hard drinkers and conscienceless conquerors; and they hit the Apaches like the wrath of God. Mr. O'Connor takes one of the chief of these ruffians for his hero, and follows his career from its dim beginnings to a secure, honorable and wealthy old age. The story Is absorbing In Its interest .and brutal in Its frankness. It is melodramitlc, of course, in a way—but it is a valuable book, for all that. Harper and Brothers are the publishers. The book sells for $2. stances, the use of ultraviolet, of a special brcalhing apparatus', and the application of carbon dioxide gas to the nose. The inhalations with oils and with fine fogs of salt solutions seem to benefit only about 10 or 15 per cent of the patients. Some of them seemed actually worse after the treatments than before. One of the advantages of such inhalations was the increase the amount of the secretions htch the patient was able to iugh up nnd thus to obtain relief. In general, the ultraviolet radia- ons seem to improve-the condition the patients without, however, icclflcally affecting the asthma in he majority of instances. Auto- latic .breathing apparatus to, assist the •proper expansion and con- action of the lungs aided' a few. ases, but In general was a difficult icthcd which gave hardly suffi- ent benefit to warrant trial. Asthma More Common Among Boys Than Among Girl By DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Erlllr.r, Journal of the American | MciUral Association, and cf Hygeia, the Health Magazine So difficult has been the problem of the control of asthma that special research bodies have been appointed throughout the world lo [investigate the nature of the dls- case and to elaborate scientific methods of control. U is estimated that there are nt least 250,000 cases in Great Britain alone, and a special re- j search committee has been vvork- I ing on the subject In that country fo rthe last three years. Tn an attempt to discover special means of cure, the committee tound • nil sorts of notions In the minds of people who have aslhma. vnryinj from the belief of one old man that he had cured himself by swallow Ing a . large lump of honey before going to bed to the belief of another correspondent that he tiad cured himself by taking a teaspoon- ful of olive oil every night afte dinner. Whenever such simple cures „ these, occur it seems likely that th asthma Is psychological instead c real, that the diagnosis has bee wrong, and that the treatment ha nothing to do with the case. In the course of Us first yea. work, the committee studied care fully more than 200 cases and se cured some valuable Information, I was found that asthma was mor common in boys than in girls, bi that nftcr the age of 14. casi among men and women are aboi equal. More than half of the pa tlcnts with asthma gave a hlstor indicating that someone In th family had sulTercd with a simil disease. Unquestionably the mental attitude of the patient toward the condition determines to a large extent the severity of the attack. I -The methods of treating asthma ; have included among others the use of inhalations of various sub- An Able Reporter Talks To |Some Movie Stars. Harry Brundldge of the St. Louis Star is known as a very capable nd energetic reporter, with a penchant for printing news that lesser reporters will often gloss over. Consequently, the announcement that he has written a series of interviews with movie stars- published under the title of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Movie Star!"—leads one to hope that he has burr.owed under the. customary Hollywood, press agent debris and unearthed i on a tropical Island Is generally supposed to be the life of Riley. No ; Inhibitions, no hard-and-fglsc restrictions, none of the shackles/of ; civlllntlon—haven't you, »t time or another, longed lor it? Well, we all have to lose our Illusions some time; and right it ihls moment Margaret Mead steps I forward with "Growing Up in New- Guinea" to prove that the carefree savage on his Lropical Isle ted what we should call a regular dog's life. Miss Mead spent some months^ among the Maims tribe In the! Admiralty Islands, north of New' Guinea; and her scholarly, readable report ought to dissipate the myth of savage bliss forever. For she reveals that these untutored children of nature have set up iron barriers about their daily lives more gripping and more confining than anything Europe or America ever dreamed of. The Manus tribesman foas more Inhibitions than a Freudian patient. Life in this tribe is standardized crueliy and relentlessly. There Is no joy in life, there is no play— except for the children; a complicated and meaningless set of rules brings every personality Into Us grip, and there are never any dissenters. Miss Mead's book sets this forth very clearly. It is Ham Morrow $3.50. SHERIDAN'S BIRTH On September 30, 1151, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, famous British dramatist and statesman, was born in Dublin, Ireland. He received his education at Harrow and later under private tutors. Just as he prepared lor the study of law he fell in love with a professional singer, one Elizabeth Lindley. He married her in 1773, after fighting a duel with an army officer to win her. Devoting himself entirely to literature, Sheridan in 1715 produced his great play, "The Rivals," at Convent Gardens. A year later, with the aid of his father-in-law, he became part owner of the historic" Drury Lane theater, for which he wrote "The School for Scandal" and "The Crilic," one of the wittiest farces In the language. In 1780, through the influence of and true liament and soon became distin- •Hls book Is not a disappoint- Belied as a speaker on the side of merit. These interviews are too! the . opposition. For his speeches are frank to have been concocted by any press agent. The actors and actresses he quotes seem to have talked freely—and, in some cases, surprisingly. The result Is some entertaining reading matter. I commend especially to your attention his interviews with Douglas Fairbanks, jr., Joan Crawford, Elizabethar^age^ John Barrymore and .Lily Damita. I : : ' ' E~-P -Dutton and • Company is I Germany has. .developed, midget publishing this book/at.<4», • -! P r e.boats that are.capable^f-great 1 ' speed and which arc equipped with T!ni £lfe of Riliy? Not on This ".tropic Isle. The life, of the untutored savage Play a new role You can't be yourself many years at a stretch, without being somebody.new! All at once, you will be using different cosmetics, eating different foods, setting your table differently, rearranging your surroundings, readjusting your whole scheme of life. Advertisements lead you to do this—even when you are least aware. They announce the new discoveries. Others try them. You try them. Of a sudden, you've changed! The old is at once too out-of-date. It is too slow in this age of speed. Too ineffective in thi§ age of perfection. Somewhere, in advertisements you have not read yet, are things otheivpeople are reading about that will make a change in you. Read the advertisements here today. You will discover some of the things you will want to use habitually. You might even get ahead'and start using some today. Advertisements enlighten you about the new ... and enlighten your life with their news something that is both interesting f ox ' Sheridan was elected to Par- the opposition. For against the American War, the Congress of the United States offered to present him with -200,000 pounds, but he declined to accept. Sheridan's fame Is made secure by "The Rivals" and "The School for Scandal," which arc among the best comedies in English since IV s powerful engines tfiat throw- long streams of water from single noz- bles. . . -

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