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(ARK.)' COURIEU NEWS MONDAY, J93G THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS i THE'COURIER NEWS CO., PUBUSHHIS O. R.'BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Bole National Advcrllslng Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ns second class maltcr at the post office at BlythGvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October V, 191V. Served uv the Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By earner In Urn Ctty or Dl.vthevlDe, 15c per w«k, or $6.50 per year, In advance. By jiin'll, within u radius of 60 miles, 13.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c lor three montlis; by mali In postal zones two to six. Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in mms seven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable in advance, Diplomats Are Found Holding llol Potato ]{ you will kcop a close watch on llic diplomats of the Kiiiflish-spcaUinn world these duys, you will discovur that tl.uy are inakinj,' every effort to perform an uiKlignilicd act gracefully. They arc iryinff to get their luigcrs off a very hot [io(;tto. For. HiiBlanil, the potato was grown in Ethiopia ami dug up by tlml spirited agriculturist, Beiiilo Mussolini. Mussolini sent troops down into the ancient hom'cliiml of the Queen of Slieba, ami'thu Urilish lion hcicaii lo bristle ami growl. A line spirit of international'-idealism swept Hie Uvitish Isles, a spirit'fused with the traditional anxiel-y lest outsiders poach on British preserves. The fleet was sent to tliu Mediterranean and ihu air was lilleil with solemn warnings about the terrible Un'ii^ti that would happen to - an upstart uu- lion that dared defy Great Britain. But. Mussolini filled the air with more potent things—to-wit, up-to-dnlc bombing planes, from".'the. cockpits of • which keen-eyed young Italian pilols could peer down on a singularly .holp- :iess British llee'l. And it wasn't long before the British discovered that it wasn't their day lo light. Mussolini blandly defied England's fleet ami ignored her threats, Ethiopia today is solidly his—and British statesmen are trying to 1'nul a neat way uf reli-cttUng from a position they c;u)iiol possibly.'hold. " -.Bui it" their plight is pitiful, consider the situation at Washington. A few years ago the Japanese niarchc.l into what it; now Manchukiio, biiyonetted the nearfst inlvabitants, and said that they bad come to slay a while. The American State Department an- iicuneeil f.olcmnly that it was all wrong and contrary lo public morals, and Hull America would never, no nevtr, recognize any ill-gotten gains that had been acquired by force. A.good many things have happened since then. For one thing, the Japanese have dug in securely in Jlan- chukno and have gone on to take a sizable slice of China, as well. Kor- another, Mussolini has gobbled up - Ethiopia. The sacred treaties under which our State Department took its valiant stand are as full of holes as :i piece of mosquito netting. And sooner or later our' diplomats will Imvo to take their liaiuls oil' tlic hoi jiolalo wliicli they so nobly picked tip. Already they arc ju'eparinjr to give JMti.s.su'liiii'K iloiitiiicttl a iMuik-linmlcd sort of recognition. Thai similar recognition of Japan's comitiesl musl eventually .follow is extremely likely. I^or n high'moral attitude in international politics does liltlu good, Ihtso days, unless you arc prepared to go lo Die mal with hor.sc, foot, ami guns to support it. London and Washington made the mistake of adopting the attitude witli- oul. having the faintcsl notion of using force lo make il good. A dignified rctrail now is their only choice. All they get out of il is a new .sense of realism in international relations. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark* Save the Difference In Price The prices of certain major feed crops run consistently higher in Arkansas than over the country as a whole. Kor example, on May 10, IMG, average prices of corn, oats, soybeans and alfalfa hay, as reported by tlie federal-slate crop reporting service of the United Slates Department of Agriculture, were: Corn: Arkansas, 83 cents per bushel; U. S. average, 60 cents. Oafs: Arkansas, -15 cents per bushel; U. S. average, 25.1 cents. : Soybeans: Arkansas, §t.!)0 per bushel; U. S. average, 8;! cents. Alfalfa Hay: Arkansas, $lf>.'10 per ton; U. S. average, ?8.10. Now as regards corn ami oals the dilfcrence, or a hii'ire part of it, may be accounted for by the fact that lliese crops can be produced more economically elsewhere than they can in this siate. Thai most certainly is not true of either .soybeans or alfalfa hay. They dan be produced as cheaply here as anywhere. They should lie grown in <|imiititics sufficient lo supply nil Arkansas needs, thus saving Ibis slate Ihc big sum represented by the present price dilVerential. OUR BOARDING HOUSE f ALVIM, M'LAD, YOU : AUE LOOKING AT OWE OP THE GREATEST AUTHORITIES OW BEE CULTURE — AT=TER E SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, I HAVE FOUMDTHAT MOT ALL BEES ARE -E AHEM/ MAWV ARE WHO LAY AKOUMD THE HIVE/ EATIM<3 HOMEY FELLOW WORKERS— LIVING A LIFE OF EASE AMD JMPOLEMCE.' "lint I don't want a room where I can hide away and think." ' < • Sixth and Lavgcsl Dclicit In . ' An Unbroken fGhain On June 'JO the Icdcrai t'a-iisiiry closed i\ llscnl year with its hooks deeply In the red for (ho sixth successive lime. - Moreover, tills latest deficit of $!,-!00,OoO,uGO was the largest In the nation's peace-time history. It brouiilit the iicclunulrttcd delkit since 1031 to more than $19,000,000,000, with a seventh dclklt ,o( nearly S:!,OOD,(K)0,OCO anticipated for (lie llscnl yciir •ll'inl tins just begun. Any deficit for 1037 will uc added to n national debt now nmoiinl i n B lo $:13,750,000,OJO — $10,000,000,- DCO more tlinii the \\'orld War peak nnd practically twice Hie amount to which the war debt hud been reduced by 1930, Rich as America Is in material nnd human resoi-rces, It cannot go that pace indclinitcly. Financial prudence dictates (hat the government should not live beyond its income for one year, or one nionlli, or one day, longer than is absolutely unavoidable. In eltect, when n government borrows to spend, It B<»S to the pawnbroker with Us luxing power, us a Pledge. Each dollar lidded to' the deficit and (he debt means an additional dollar that must be raised, with interest, by future taxation ot people already heavily taxed for the current operating expenses of the federal, state mid loc.-il ecrcrinnciits they m;:3l support. —Arkansas Gazette. By William MUFFED AGIN/ AU_U MIS51M.' WHUT GOOD DOE'S IT DO FEE ME TO BE P1TCHIN' MY HEAD OFF, WHEN YOU GUYS MI55 'EM? 1 DON'T WOW WHUT TO DO-' THE .BEST STOPPING PLAC& '/\l)(ioinitial Band Protecls Child A gainst Rupture IIV DR. Hilitor, Journal uf the Amcru-;n Mcillchl iXs-suciation, and of Hy- Bi'lli, (lie Itolllh Mlljrnzluc Not Infrequently n child Is born \vilh :i \vcak nlucc in the wall ol Ihe audomcn which results somc- tics. even at birth, in the ap- unince of \vluit .scientists call ruia. and wlmt the public coin- only calls u rupture. Tbc ruplure u.sually is seen as swcllmx. because the inleslines oilier nialcrblii within the ab- Miu'ii hove pushed their \va. roiiali Ihc weak pluce In the nscle wall. The most common place [01 plure.s to aj>i>ear in babies a rlli Is somewhere In Ihc' mid inc arouiHl Ihc navel. In|oldei illdren ruptures usually are seei Ihc groin, and not infrequently boys they may push down Inthe (icnilals. When the chilli coughs or crle. r strains, the rupture is seei lOi'e easily because of (be prcs- ii'e which develops in the ab- om'uia! cavity. If the child lies own and slops straining, the latcrial in' Ihc rupture will dls- ppcar or can be pushed back easy. Otic way to prevent ruptures at ic nnvcl is to make certain thai ic abdomen Is given extra sup- wrt during the lirst few months, this reason nn abdominal and ts worn. Babies may wear ills band for five or six mouths, f Ihc doctor Indicates necessity or it. Ruptures in the groin are much uore serious tlmn llicse in the niddle line of Ihe nlnlomcn. A lilttt with such a rupture should ic under the Immediate care of i doctor, who will advise the >ro|)cr procedure to be followed. * • * Various devices have been de- i'elo|Kid for controlling rupture.';, nclutling usually n simple pad over which a piece ot lightly Irawn adhesive IHPC is placed. This should always be arranged y the doctor, since It is possible With Major Hobpiv ".SDR YT^-cTiT' SURE ^ "DROME STEPPED *** UP AMD '6ATDOWM }! BUZZ!Kf<3 OM THAT yfr, AROUND THIS ^=5 HIVE, LIVING .OFF THE OUEEW BEE FOR THIRTY I'LLBGT HIS CROCK \S HUMMIW6 •PROM TM' W AUMT MARTHA 15 THE iTSmj) tf%. >> '' Irh •jftbfV fffiifin «f» srmicr. &P r.jj_tf *_!•_*_ n,ijcr. bliuler quite soon, because of the danger 01 iu,jLm'L' due to the )n- crcas'jd strain brcught nteoul by constant ccugliing. Rupture Is a fairly frequent condition among adult Americans. ;!!l l .."'°..* r0 "5..1 C11 "' 1 ° f ."-'""! to HoPtiircr; in Hie R rnin were fo'ii'rl ., .. ,,._ ,,.. .^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ 11,000 men who nlarue the opening, rather o aid its closure. In cases of whooping cough in flung babies, It Is desirable occn- ionally lo put on an abdominal tremble, if it is £2cn, diagnosed, nnd treated early. II it lusts for a lojig time, however, .suitable car? becomes more and more difficult. \vcre E;iven pei'.cdic !;:iys[ aminations. A rupture is an injury Movies Aid Cirid Conches BERKELEY, Cul. (W)—A degree for fcotball coaching is the ex- only tliini; Jacl:lns! at the University of Calilornin. Glasses have begun. Three .situ coaches, "Stub" and "Uti:" Utcritz instructed at llic University's Icurlh annual coach- ln(5 schoe! for conclie-, wllh morj Ihan 80 cnroliecs. Even movinj pictures were used in class in- -structicn. A wind tunnel, similar- to those i:s2d in testing airplanes, has Iran installed in Pittsburgh to test streamlined locomotives and street Anhonncemcnls The Courier tiuws nas been authorized to make formal an- nounccmenl o[ the tollowln? candidates for public office, subject to the Democratic primary next Auenst 11: For ncprpscnlativc In Consrws ZAL n. HAIiElBON For rrosccaltnR Attorney O. T. YMRD BRUCE IVY DENVER L. DUDLEY For County .Tutljfe VIRGIL GREENE S. L. OLADISH NE1I.L. REED For Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON JOE R. DILLAHUNTY For Connly Treasurer ROLAND GREEN For Circuit Court Clerk HUGH CUAtO Fjr Rc-EIccllon tor 2nd Term For County Court CIrtk MISS CAREY WOODBVJUN For re-election for second term For SUlo .Senator . LUC1EN E. COLEM/W For Counlj Representative IVY W. CRAWFORD For County Assessor R. L. (BILLY) QAINES Per He-election lo a 2nd Term For Constable, Chlckasawba Township HARRY TAYLOR FRANK MCGREGOR E M. EATON llKf.IH IIBHI3 TOIMV ' CI.AIIIH KOSDICK «<•(« uut (u 'drive to thp loiH-lj- mountain home left fctr hy hrr rct-t-nlrlu nrn-U-, l.Y.WAX FO.SD1CK. (Jlnirn Is trying 1u ilvirlcli: M-hellu-r to innrrj- Ml 1C ILIUM, lo »\hum dhc mves Jiuiru.j-. She nlno liunr.s li> llml n Tciliialitc null 1113 slcrlonM Jowl •m ricd !>}- In'r llni-lu null lll'll^yi'il ID 1»e hidden In <Pn> him*?. Her t'llr IH Ivrt-i-kL',! ],j- n luff IHTUKN (he ronil. I'AT MACAX, nit «1d Xrlenit, nnd HOI! STKUI.M, »CI.|,D nnd inke Clulrc to (Ke lit o u n*t n I H house ^vherf; l-:il Nl'IMIT nn,I MX »l«(ir, JiUSIK, nrc the' cnri'lnkprw. ll.V.V DAI/LAS, llu- Illrrd mini, TrinirtK tlmt Ihc iTntvhJt^ hn* bi'rn Hhot, ' ' rvow c.o ox wrrn TIIU STOHY CHAPTER III ^ A MENACING chill seemed to grip the room, focusing upon Dan Dallas who held the dead dog in his arms. Bob Steele looked at Claire anxiously and then said, "I think we'd belter give things the once over, and llic sooner we slart the belter." Susie was sobbing softly. "Poor Trigger! The poor old dog!" Then she wiped her eyes. "Come on, Dan. • Get a lantern and help me bury him. We'll dig a grave down in Ihc aspen grove." "If you don't mind, Miss Spratl, 1 think you'd better not do anything about the dog tonight. It might be just as well for you lo stay inside until tomorow," suggested Pat. The woman turned willi a surprised expression. "What do you mean? Of course it was an accident, just like the log falling down on the road. Probably some hunter took the dog for a wild anitnal." "We're not so sure of -thai, Susie," answered Claire. "Just as you say, Claire/ Susie's tone snowed she was still unconvinced. "But that log just happened to fall down and it must have been a mistake about Trigger. I'm sure ot thai." As the door closed behind Susie and the man. Bob Steele turned to Claire. "This dame with the compelling eyes—you don't figure she'd lie lo you. do you, Claire?" "I've never known her to lie,'" Claire answered. "Susie's inclined to be flighty, at times,'but her brother keeps a firm hand on her. She's been with the family ever since she was a very young girl, except three years when she worked in the city." Pat laughed. "Pull up, Bob Faithful family relainers and all thai sli'fT Mo good trying to work up any case against them. Come on, let's shove off." * * * r pHK nexl hour was spent in going over every inch of the old house, much to Eb Spralt's disgust. In his opinion, night was the time for sleeping, not prowling up and down stairs. Tl.c tall old clock in Ihc library vas striking midnight whei f: !=lly Ihe three young people decided to call a halt in the unsuccessful search. Pat threw himself into a big chair and wiped his forehead "Whew! I'll begin (o sprout side burns myself if l stay here long.' "Probably it's too dark to make it worth while 'looking around Bob. '."Goodness yos," answered Claire. "We'd belter call it a day •ind get a fresh start in the inorn- ng." rooms were assigned to the youn» men nnd, after bidding them goodnight, Claire lighted a glass and ' >.•:'•• T •• . . . Illustrated by E, H. Gunclcr TVic liglil .fell on the baseboard ami Claire sarn a sign, in the iapc o/on (IITOIK, pointing toward llic hall ouJiiWe the room. oulside tonight, isn't it?" asked licking, care-free newspaper man vith an impish smile and Irish jluc eyes shaded by very black ashes—well, what of it? Bob Steele had blue eyes, too, very iiice eyes, and he had looked at her with the same admiration that many men had given her. Claire shivered a little us the coolness of the mountains crept about her. Resolutely she closed icr eyes and determined to go lo sleep. But the next instant she was bolt upright in bed, every nerve draining to hear something—she vas not sure what. Had some spirit of the long ago come inlo '.lie room? Or had it been merely lie sound of the night wind in he old pir.c free? Uould it be hat she had been aroused by fancy of, her own? She listened intently and finallj lay down again, feeling a little foolish. Tncn it came again. This time the tapping noise from the wall near the head of her bed could not be cxp'v«-.incd away Gently, regularly, the muffled sound pierced liic slillncss. Once —Iwicc. She caught herself numbering the beats as though sh were counting a pulse. All powc of movement seemed drained from her, except the ability to mari the sounds. With nn effort slic got out o bed and fumbled for the Innii Her fingers shaking, she touchci light to llic wick. The fecb! yellow gleam that cut an arc i the shadows brought a feeling o relief. The noise had slopped now She pulled on her boots, won dcring if after all there \vasn some commonplace explanation made her way up the- gloomy stairway lo the bedroom directly under the cupola. This «as a large room and had been Lyman Fosdick's. Everything h\ il remained as he had lelt it. Wearily pulling oft her riding boots, the girl climbed up on the high four-poster bed and threw herself down. Tired ns t.hc \vn? llje Ihought of the mysterious shot that had found its mail; in the dog, still persisted, carrying with it a subtle warning. . What was this unseen force that seemed to be closing about her? She stirred restlessly. Nick llraini and his hold on her father. These two young men whose path liatl crossed hers so curiously. What did she really know about them, anyway? Pal had said the doj was alive when Ihey went around lo the barn—but was il still alive when they came back into the house? Susie and Eb. And where did Dan Dallas fit inlo the i lure? C » i /CLAIRE'S mind swung l Mr k ( 0 ^ Pal Magan, and she smiled in the darkness. Again came the remembrance of strong arms lifting her in (he darkness. Had it besf Pat? She hoped so, though ?hi did not ask herself why. A rol ihe bed—thai is, i£ she could budge it out from the' wall. She. eyed its majestic bulk doubtfully. Putting her shoulder to the nearest post, she exerted all her healthy young strength. After one or two attempts, she managed to widen a space from the wall through which lo scp.ieeze her slender body. Carrying the lamp, she carefully investigated everything within file circle of light. The ornately figured paper was less faded than on the other walls, but there was no mark of any kind or any sign that the wall was not of the same, solidity as the. rest of the room. : e 9 o TpEELING somewhat disappointed, Claire backed out of the- narmw space and set the I""""* on the floor so that she c move the bed back. The light 'feu? on the baseboard and she saw tx ign in the shape of a broken rrow, a facsimile of the carving n the mantel in the library. The rrow pointed toward the hall ulside the room. Here a iiarrov/ :airway led to the cupola above. ; must mean those stairs, Claire easoncd, since nothing else broke he expanse of that wall except small bookcase. Excitedly she put on her coat, nd, lamp :' i hand, climbed the reaky steps to the cold, drafty upola. It was a round, open tructurc with a conical roof, casting an imposing weather •ane. ; The wind whipped sharply bout her and a bat swooped past er in the darkness. With a shiver, Claire began to look along the all and floor for another sigri- Her search was unrewarded.'antl lie decided lo go back-to bed. 3ut first she walked to liie rail- ig that edged the lookout. As nc stood peering down into the arkncss suddenly, without waning, the glass lamp in her hand vas shattered inlo bits, putting ut the light. The girl stood, tunned in frozen terror. The menace that hung over Ihe place "iad struck again—this time at ier. She fumbled her way to Jljo door and raced down the s me thought only in her i Someone had tried to shoot te r : list as Trigger had been shot. Panic-stricken, CIair£ tan down' ] he hall. Pat's door jerked open and lie rushed lo her. Afterward he remembered he, too, was fully, dressed. "What is it, Claire? What's Happened?" He caught her and ,ield her close with one arm when, she slumbled against him, while :!C slruck a match with the other hand nnd lighted a lamp that was on a table. . Gasping, she fold him, clinging lo him like a frightened child. "Shot at you!" His mouth set in a hard line. "Yes, and there wasn't any sound." . I "Probably a gun with a silencer. I We didnit hear the shot that got ihe dog cifber. I'm going to get thai devil or know Ihe reason |] why! Claire, if anything had happened to you—" He looked down | at her in a way that sent a warm thrill through her. For an instant ! she forgot her danger. By this time the rest of the household had been aroused and Susie came running toward Ihem, her face pale. "Claire — your liDndl" she I screamed, pointing to an ugly ' dripping gash on the girl's \vs " Anyway, she would look behin ^v..;; ,(To Be Continued)

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