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PACE THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM 8UDBURY, Editor 6AUUEL F. NORIH6, Advertising Manager M (AKK.y COURIER NEWS Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkmsas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post t>Hlc« at Blythevillc, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythevlllo, 15e per we$k, or 65c per tnoutti. • By mail, within a radius of M mllos, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six liionths, 75c for tlirec inonlte; by IDnlI in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and el&lil, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. An Old Word Bobs (//> One of the interesting little by-products of the La l/olletlc party in Wisconsin is an apparent revival of thu word, "progressive." Twenty years ago, or more, that word occupied much the .same position that the word "liberal" has occupied in the past decade. It had no exact definition, but in general it implied a willingness to go forward, to experiment, to take chances, coupled with «t desire to make the uncertain future better than the imperfect present. But no word ever seems to stay put very long. As the first Senator ' Lii Foll.ette used the term, a progress] vo was a man who stood for a fairly well-defined program of political action; then Col. Theodore Roosevelt took the word and used it to christen a new political party in which the Lu Polletle program was rather substan- ' tially modified. And then, at last, the Koosevelt party went out of existence, and lliu : war came along, and the reforms tliat had been fought for so hard in the early part of the century began to look either unattainable or illusory; presently we began to hear about "tired progressives," and the forme;' ley tiers' in the movement began to write books about their disillusionment. So we stopped hearing about pro- gressivcK, in the 1920's, mid the social-political xnillook ''which : once -had: been called progressive becanie known as liberal; but that word, too, suffered many changes. You could find hardly anyone who would admit that he was not a liberal. II got .so, finally, that any man who had ceased to believe in the divine right of kings could call himself a liberal; and as the word got diluted and watered clown the men who had originally used (lie label got tired just a,s the progressives had done before them, and the liberalism of the early 'twenties died out as Ihc progressivism of the preceding generations had done. So now we are back with the progressives once more, or will be it Uu> La Follette movement rc-p^pulariv.cs the catchword. And the whole business inspires a melancholy wonder about these liberal-progressive swings thai liike hold every .second or .so. Why do flioy .seem to follow lluil 1111- wr I tie ii law of diffusion and slow death? What is there uljout them that sends (hem all down the path of disillusion, in'llie end? Tired progressives, liiljd lilieral.s; why do they jjet tired? We don't hour of tired reactionaries, or tired revolutionaries cither. The extremist always .seems to keep his faith and his- vijfor. It is llie iniddle-of-thc road man, the .sliglilly-left-of-cetiter person, svho wears out. Why? Jlayfoc (lie trouble is that (he lib- i-riil, or jmwcsHive, tire.s to malic the best of Ijolh worlds: the future and tin; past. It is a hard joh, perhaps an impussilile one. And yet it seems to he the way America progresses. SATURDAY, SiAY 7, l93;| Head Work More and more people are gelling more and more tired (J f women's hats as a subject for pnblfc comment, but the talk made at Colorado Springs by Krank Lloyd Wright does demand brief attention. The substance of Mr. Wright's remarks about women's hats was that they were terrible. The word In; used was monsd'ositius." Sir. Wright's name is probably tlw most familiar in the world of architecture to people who are not themselves architects. His contributions to the field have been great, Numerous of his ideas have become architectural truisms. JJul only a little while ago he was loo much for the conservatives to .stomach. H« W as ahead of the rest. People called some of his buildings "monstrosities." ''<••"'. fll'^ The Held of female battery," i\lr. Wright, is like any other field. Monstrosities do bob ii]), but sometimes it turns out that they weren't monstrosities, at all, but a little ahead of llicir time. Now cerlainly you wouldn't want, the art of bat design 1 0 become static, any more than aix-liilccUirc. Once it's shitic, it's dead. Lot's not have any more about it. In Milwaukee my pk'lurc with ihp word "Wanted" was on a desk when they Iinj.;crprliil- ctl inc.—Norman Smith, arrested in YouiiK-stcwn for murder, who said lie had slept in 15 jails since police had started hunting him. , * * * The men who jump on (lip Ijniidivago!! of reaction will be disappointed, 'nicy hot oil the wrong horse.—-Alexander Soviet • ambassador to the United suites. • * •» When the mnn-on-ltic-EUect sees a billboard advertisement for (lie opera ••Carmen:' Illustrated with it love scene, lie derives a new conception ot opora.-O. K mid, director ul the Cincinnati Summer Opera. * * * riisl, I llmuplil i(, would be u nice lri> lor tlii: Mis. Then we (hough!, it would l;c fun to bring aJoiiif .some of Ilicir friends, too.—L. K. Douglass, who hired a special (rain lo dike lit children tin ;i trip from Mnlchinsoii. Kan., to Chicago and hack. OUR BOARDING HOUSE willi Major lloopk ^ WE'LL TRAIL (3ERTIG ~TO THIS PAT'Lt. CtRCLt V5 VSST- /S A. PAIR AMD PIMCM- HiT FOR Hiv\ GAL. STEPPiMQ OUT IKJ HIS SHOKTS / NO PAT 6= - SIDE GLANCES By George Clark It s llie hist time 1 conn; along. When you're not out with a customer we're sitting in ;i hotel r,,o m juggling that expense account." Fw/s CURIOUS WORLD BFye William Ferguson CAM LOCATE PREY SENSORY PITS LOCATED BETWEEN THE E-/E AND THE NOSTRIL. ENABLE THE SNAKE TO RND A FOE IT CANNOT SEE IN -FRANCE..; S FDIMTED IN ISaO. LATER, TME.V SWUNG- BACK . AND V THEY THE M'VSNETTIC. POU 1^ CHANGES OOMTINUAU-V. STURGEON EGGS " Cf P^=> ARE /V\ADE AND ONE PISH AAAV PRODUCE AS MUCH" AS /_ST , UATTLESNAKES, moccasins and copperheads belong to 111- New World tribe of pit vipers, but. only recently has definite progress been -•de in determining what part these facial pits pi,,y in ( |, c Bvmkc - s ifc. Now it, seems that they' arc highly developed sense Wans, rc- loriding to heal, and ah- vibrations. NEXT: WftHl arc lite clunees .of a meteorite slrikiii B your liniisc? The Family Doctor t M. JU». O. i. Pit 0«. The Health I'an.:lin;s'()[ Teachers (This is (lit- MTuinl of a scries nf three ;ulidf'> by l>r. l-'i;ili1iciii en I fir lirallll nt (Kiclicrs.) i:v DR. MOIiiilS I ISIIiiKIN ^tlidir. .fnuiiuil of Ihp Ainertran [Mttliciil Associalinii, and of l!y- scia, thr ITcalfh ,>Iii^;t/.htc In a Kturty of the liriillli condt- ion.s nnunt;; tracliers in the United States, the National Education As- socialion has 8' v en special alten- ion lo the health practices which rachers follow as a means of uaiiitainiiiR tlieir health in the )C5t imssihlc condition. Investigators went at. tlic snb- rcl from a lot of different point.s of view. They issued a (nje.stlon- laisc contiilnlng 17 health habit. 1 ;, isklng the teachers to indicate which one of these habits they hcnisclves followed. Here are the IV lir.tltli liahllji about ivliicli Hie nrpiiry was nmde. t •; v Each teacher wa:; a:-,ke:l: I—Uo you follow » reciilar daily routine in work, play and sleep? 2—Do yon select foods and ob- ain n balanced diet? 3—Do you get plenty of sleep? 4—Do you cat inrak with regularity? 5—Do you clean your icctli regularly? 6— t>o you maintain wide Interests and engage in varied activities? 7—Do you call a doctor promptly if the need arises? 8—Do you spend considcrablo time outdoors? a—Do you drink plenty O f wa- ler? 10—Do you take daily exercise? CAST 01-' •MI.'KIIO Dr.VX—livroliu-t H|IC iviinle.l | U ttj. iKXiKH IIIII:CKM:II—iicroi lie runted lo lf«l Ike Klnltoi>i]hl-r4>. lU:tl V I, Mlvl.UOSK—w r ., I I h y liMmv) »br oi.iilc-r) Hosfr, KVUt.VN I,A I'AllliK—Jnrklr'ii luulbrrj J»faf tvanfvj Ji Mi>n-lu-lmv. * t * VrslfrJofi IliictT klaspn Jackie, Diukio^ the I'liKugpmeiil inure rcnl lhan >hi. l.uj cvrr rcullxed It mlehl lir. 'I'hpit, «ildili-i)l j, .lie lmr«t Inln Icltr^. CHAPTER VI A FTEK fioger liael loaned Jackie his pocket handkerchief mid apologized profusely she explained site only cried when she was angry. "It's because I thoughl your plan would work out so easily, the way you said it would," .lackic said, a bit tremulously, "And instead, il's a howling flop. Why. if we're not careful Mother will have us middle- »isliii(; to the lunc of Lohengrin next month!" Roger could (liink of Averse Ihings lliaji thai. Bui lie, too, w;is learning his lessons from billcr experience. Ills face still sltinrj. So he said, "I loid you I had something important lo tell you. If it works out, as I hope it will, 1 think we c;m lailspin your mother's well-intentioned schemes. Eul, my Jove, we will have lo put on an act if we arc (joinK lo put over the idea that we are engaged. That's why," he added, throwing her a grin, "I got slapped. I was only practicing— get me?" "I gel ( you. But you'll get slapped again, it you keep on practicing," Jackie said. "And remember, please, I'm not 'your love'! 1 suppose you're right about the net, though. But remember, loo, it'll only be put on in public." "I'll remember," Itoger promised, rubbing his jaw thoughtfully. "What was it you had lo lell me?" she asked. "It will have to be really good this time . . . aren't you going to drive on? M anyone goes by he'll think we're lovers! Parked on the side o£ the road like this with the lights turned out." "He'd have another guess corn- ins," Roger said. "Tills is more like an amateur boxing match. We'll move on, as soon ;is I've lold yon—and this really is good. I think I've met my Santa Clans, Jackie. When I was in Washington." * * * "COMEONE who'll back you? ' Not really!" The golden fires in Jackie's eyes flared anew. '-'"'"Right you are. At least, it looks thai way. If everything works out." Roger smacked his lips in -smug satisfaction. "We may gel the wiiole thing set up in another month. This Santa Clans works fast. There's a new super-charged .ship ready for stratosphere tests. It will take an altitude of SO,000 feet, mnybc more. And yours truly, my love— forgive me, I forgot again!—but I'our fiancc-by-pioxy may land he job." "Oh, Roger!" Jackie eould not say any more. She was so thrilled for him, "I'll know next week," he went on. "So keep your fingers crossed mlil then. Oh, boy, will that be something! Think of it, Jackie, lying in a new unseen world, a world where Ihe stars always shine in the purple shadows, where the sun is only a silver Use; no clouds, no birds. No storms or air-bumps, eilher, which what makes it'an aviator's dream." "It's loo magnificent!" Jackie said. "Too big almost to comprehend. And to be one o£ the first lo help make such dreams come .rue—oh. Roger, why wasn't I born a man!" He looked at her, her shining eyes more beautiful than any slars or sun. "You do very well as you arc," he said. Like every man since Adam, he did not want his vvoman to change. He would do the man's work, if she would only have faith in him. "You can practically go with me," he promised. 'If I- get the breaks and get my cliance. I'll arrange so you can listen in at the radio-tower. I'll send you messages all the way up, so you'll almost think you're in the ship with me." "Oh, Itoger!" H was all Jackie could say again. She slipped an arm.through his, squeezed it hard, Her heart was so full she Ihought it would burst. Slia would try to be unselfish, be happy with him. Since she wasn't a man, it was almost the next-best thing to know one like Roger. "Il's what I've always wanted lo do," Roger said. "It will be Ihc beginning for a lot of things for me. No more crazy test-dives, photographic mapping, or teaching dubs how to fly." * * * "T LIKE that!" She pretended indignation. "Calling me a dub! And whal will t do for an instructor, please? Just when I'm gelling ready to solo and everything," "I didn't mean >you. You're okay. Good reflexes and rhythm —if you'd been a man you'd make a swell pilot, Jackie." "Don'l rub il in!" "Sorry. Rut il's Ihe .truth'. Yoy < can't change the world too quick- = ly. Maybe sonic day women wil ,' I be the leaders in aviation—loot [ al the way-they run affairs it their homes nowl 1 know dari well you'll boss the guy yoi marry. . . ." / "But I'm not going to man 1 --' anyone—unless Mother manage: ?-| o make me, as she gives evenfil ei'idejice of doing the way tfiin&| are stacking up. Roger, you sail* you had another idea. Something o do with what you've just ne. 1 don't see how your slrat^ ;pherc flight can make things s easier." "We'll lell your mother we can',| nake any definite plans until f'v nade my flight," Roger explained J Jackie considered. "That ouglif io hold her off a while," sh-• igreed. "But after the flight?" "One tiling at a lime!" lie re i minded. "Maybe my oxygen lub will spring a leak, or my bod expand to the bursting point. . . . ' "Roger!" "Well, I was only trying to b helpful." She must like him : little bit, the way she had reacle. to that. "You ought. (o be ashamed I say such things!" She looked s \ though she would'like lo slap hi again. Then-as suddenly her eye;; turned starry, her lips tremutou£ she was all tender femininity an i: . yielding sweetness, as unthinkingly she caught his arm, pressing close to him again, "You didn*.l mean il! It's not, that risky!" Sb"| was seized wilh that unexplaJL'L'l able panic once again, that ski ing emptiness. "I was kidding," he said light!-?! But he put his two hands on ht'l shoulders and pushed her genii: j from him. ?•' Whew! Ife'd "rather do at)' number of test-dives, climb to an stratospheric heights, lhan hay Jackie, looking like that, so ur. v bearably close, yet so unaflainab! far from him. She sank back, releasing ai other big sigh. Relief ftoodE through iicr, as though she he been made whole again. "Who , this wonderful Santa Claus?" sr murmured. "You didn't tell rr... his name, Roger. Or anythir' about him." "Didn't I?" Roger laughed. "' isn't a mister, Jackie, at all. Th happens to be Mrs. Santa Clau Mrs. Beryl Melrose, to be exact "Mrs. Beryl Melrose," Jack' repealed.. But the name did not anything (o her then. (To Be Continued) Unique Sketch of Civil War Battle Found •MfNNEAPOLlS (UP) — When Onorge nurfcc. Civil War veteran. :l Jive yeai'.s ago, Mrs. j. c*. Murphy, of Grand Maruis, Minn., n whose home he Imd spent, his last, years, didn't bother to look tliroiujh a mass of papers lie left. Now Mrs. •Murphy is wondering what to do with one relic tiiat may- lie of considerable value—u superbly detailed plan of the Battle of Trcdeiicksburg, Vu., in June 1863. Durfcc hail hccn it drattsinan and Imd considerable Inlenl in \m\ and pencil sketching, lie appnr- 3titly bcgitu work on lii.s sketches of the baltlo scene :it (he time it occurred, and in later years pains- ttikingly adtlc;! crayon color and numbered details. On a scroll 12 feel lone; and a))o!it- 8 inches ividc. he left, two views of Ihc entire battle scene. Belli had been made from elevations, in (he foreground they showed troop formations. Beyond were spread the Ii<ipp;>ha;mock liver siml the battlenelds. Positions of batteries and troops wern shown in pen and pencil lettering in old style. to a superior, most, teacher5 put a stop to it." f School Official Offers Defense for "Back Talk" BUFFALO. N. Y. (UP)—Children should be permitted; to lalk in school ami "talk back" if they arc to have any initiative wheirthcy grow older. That advice comes Jroin Dr. John Loftiis. New York City as- sislant superintendent of schools. Addressing an audience at the Bulfato state Teachers College, Dr. 'Loftus recommended that a good school program -should develop initiative in pupils. "Many teachers say they are trying lo develop independent action In (heir pupils." (lie educator asserted, "hut if one of their pupils should walk across the room to lalk lo another student or talk lj;ick Announcements The Courier News nns Been a thorizedtoniake formal nnnoun;' metit of the 'following candldai Xor public, office, subject to t Democratic primary August ».| For Courtly Treasurer R. L. (BnAY) GA1NE8 For Sberlflr anil Collector HALE JACKSON (For Re-election) County Cerart Clerk T. W. POTTER For County lax Assessor W. W. (BUDDY) WATSONS BUS-ANT STEWART Tor County and Proohatc ,7 DOYLE HENDERSON H. L. GLADISH (For Re-election) For Circuit Cunrl Clrrk HARVEY MORRIS _, , For County Re[>rc.s«ntatlve« W. W. FOWLER L. If. AUTRY WOODHOW HirrroN OUT OUR WAY H—Do you always wash your Hands iKfore eating? 12--Uo you avoid (lie common drinking cup'.' K1~-Do you allow ftir n perio:l of relaxation during llie day'.' M--IJo you allow sufficient tune for caltng? lf>—l)o you.avoid use of n common towel? IB—Uo you avoid haste ami hurry? 17-Do you regulate your clolh- Inc lo chances hitcmpcraUire? * * • 'Ihc 10 errors most commonly noted In hr.-illh practices among 5000 teachers were Ihc following: 1—Insufficient drinking water. 2—Insufficient exercise. 3—lnsulHclenl fresh air. •I—Habitual use of patent medicines. 5—Kxcrss sugars in Ihc diet. B---USC of tolwcco. 7 Insufficient or disturbed sleep. 8—Unsatisfactory conditions ol employment. 9—Insufficient recreation. 10—Rapid eating. The correction of Uicse obvious errors In personal hygiene indicates (lie fundamental rules which teachers should follow in order to live a hygienic existence. In the next article in this series these rules for health will be published. A Canadian artist is credited , with making the world's smallest j portrait. It, is painted on a blood- 1 stone one-eighth of an Inch in length, and was done with a bnish j made of a single camel hair. By J. R. Williani «,.-... -.v ^^r£?&m ^f~/*» -•- -*.Yr. ,£ yv*,.*? 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