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PAGB POU1 BIATHEV1LLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLTTHEVILLE COUR1EE NEWS Wim MEWB O0. 0. K. BABCOCg, Idltor B. W. BJUMC8, «ik Kcttoetl Adwteing D*1UM, IDC., New York, CtUcaco, t, et. Uul*. O*ll», Xa?»M Oity.Memph*. Every Atternooo Except Buntuy. Entered u second clou matter at the post office at Biytlievllle, Arkansas, under act ul Congmi, October 9, 1817. Served DV tne Unilea Prea» SUBSCRIPTION HATEd By carrier In the city o! BlytlicvUlJ, Ik per week or <«.50 per year in advance, By m»U within a radius of 50 mllM, 13.00 per yc»r »l 50 for six mcctlu, 8Sc ror Wjte -month*; By ma« in postal zones two to «lx, inclusive, fti 65 per year, In aoucs seven anc 1 eight, HO.OO per .year, payable In advance. ^^ Ntw Light in Mystery of Early America Columbus will always get Hie erwtil for being the discoverer of America; but for many yeure to come liistor- iims and nrcheplojdsls will be busy trying to find out how iiwny people actually t r ot lo the new world ahead of him. It has been pretty well substantiated that the Vikings miule the trip repeatedly, long before Columbus' time. Now Dr. Roland 13. Dixon, professor of anthropology at Harvard, declares that the Polynesian peoples of the South Seas also readied America in the pre-Columbian years. Prof. Dixon bases his belief lit least (tartly on sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes, originally, grew wild only in Central and South America. But the first Europeans to .visit, the South Sea islanders, in the Polynesian group, he says, found the natives cultivating sweet potatoes; and the natural deduction is that the natives had touched the Americas and taken seedlings back with them. * * ¥ These Polynesians had neither decked ships nor compasses, but they were doughty sea-going men. Voyages fully 2,000 miles in length, in those frail- looking outrigger canoes of theirs, were by no means uncommon. Prof. Dixon believes it ijuitc possible for them to have reached America , by way of Hawaii. There are few more interesting bypaths of history than, the one toward which this theory leads. When the Europeans reached America they found most of the land peopled by ftone age savages; but in a few spots a high degree of civilization had sprung up, and the ancient cities of Peru ami Central America and Mexico still excite the wonder and admiration of archeologist and layman alike. » * » How did it 'hapiwn that the new world nourished these islands of civilization in a sea of utter savagery? Where did they come from, those .people who built cities and temples and roads, learned the art of sculpture without metal tools and knew more about astronomy than the Greeks of Pericles' lime? Were they JOO per cent American in their development, ur 'did they draw their knowledge, somehow, from across the Pacific? Maybe we shall never know; but the question!* are fascinating, and this theory of Dr. Dixon cusls n now bit of light on one of history's most interesting riddles. —linice Cation. Politics Reigns In some ways the worst hi I of news to come out of Washington Ihis spring is the news thai congress has finally refused lo rule out politics in selection of employes of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation. Tins action is nothing less than a body blow at democratic government. At a time when government activities are being more greatly extended (him ever Imfore, congress has refused lo lake the sinijilo step that would have removed «n important p;irt of these activities from the grasp of the spoils- men. It lias made it |x>ssibli: for a greal and necessary work lo be proslilulcd to the claims of selfish, iiwimil jwlitio ians. This isn't an unimportant matter. Each time something like this happens, a few more people are convinced that a democratic government cannot function efficiently in the modern world. Congress can do the nation no greater dis-service than to increase the number of people who feel that way. TUESDAY, MAY 1, i«|' Cost of Peace It is doubtful if (here is any other country where the anti-war sentiment is guite as wide and as deep as it is in the United States. Yet the United States government has just announced that it will start construction of 20 new warships within four months, with 75 more lu be built immediately thereafter;'and there is little question that tliis action 1ms the endorsement of the majority of the citi/.ens. Why should there be this contradiction—if it is a contradiction? For one thing-, I lie American people trust their government not to use the fleet as an instrument of aggression: for another, the international horizon is by no means clear, and if a navy is to be supported at all it might just as well be kept up lo the mark. It is possible lo desire peace very eiirnestty and still.keep ready for any emergency; and that, apparently, is what present-day Americans plan to do. SflJWW! There Is no question so big but it can be settled right If met in the right spirit. —Daniel J. Tobin. labor Icadvr. » ¥ * The iieriori of emergency Is over. I'rlvntc enterprise is ready lo go ahead. —Bertram! H. Snell, Republican floor leader in the House. » • • newan\ beware how inr you go In making the veteran the despised man. —U. S. Senator Arllnir I!. Uobhuson of Indiana. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark think you arc just saying thai you like it." Relaxation Affords Relief from Strain of Modern Life HV I>K. MOKIIIS FISIDUIIN Cdiloc. J<:urnal of (he 'Amcrii-:ii' til you have finally relaxed all tlie muscles In your rxxly In which you feel any deuree o/ tension, ending with the muscles ol the face. Since the sysU-m calls for having you lie on your back any- 're from 45 minulcs lo an hour, ytni arc fairly certain to ;ci ii icasonnblc amount of rest Imply by laking up tlie education. When you call in your doctor to lirip you learn the method, tie also call aid you by tlie power ol ygeslion. Those iicople wlio lire under im-vt strain may find lliese exer- da>.s i-xcecdiiiBly iibeful in rcllcv- inc their tension. Tlie Kystein cim also be useful in endeavoring to ovm'ome insoinnia. 'Jhc daily drill certainly do liltle, If any, harm. call CHURCH EXCUSES By G*o. W. Barium While I do not want- to brag on Jim — that's my husband — but lie .seems to be endowed with brains, rspM'inlly suited for milking plans. Now for months hu has l>een working on a plan to IM'VC the church . will serve a twofold purpose, i. e., or however you would put it,, iinywny it means that Ills plan when workeil out will hove what might, be said, two causes jiml two cllfct.'i so yon can sec thai it is bound to be H good plan. I often tell Jim — Unit's my husband- that uny man who can work out a plan thnl would have two causes and two elects is hound lo be smalt and such a plan is bound to lie bijf- He said little men do little tilings so naturally his plan ib a tii; one. Then loo, n big man is always willing to help others, and if he only knew who the head man is of the organization that i-s hunting for that fellow Dillinycr lie would .siis|>eiid his ct- fori.s on his present plan and 7/V/S Ferguson FLY AMANITA, MOST DEADLY MUSHROOM ON EARTH, IS USED IN SO/ViE COUNTRIES FOR. A\AKING AN INTOXICATING DRINK. RIVERS : - HAVE A R/GHT AND i£fr BANK/ THE. RIQHT BANK IS THE ONE ON YOUR. RIGHT, AS YOO FAC' DOWHSTGEAM/ Skyscrapers first made their appcaranc? in Chicago toward the of it;e Ifllh century. Tlie earliest known dcnnllinti oi the wot louucl in Itfnitland's Amcrlciin Slang Dlclionary, 1B9I edition. H fined it thus: Skyscraper, A very lal! building such as now are i built in Chicago. tically guarantee to catch him. That is, if he would make lip his mind which place or state he is to be on. Of course, no 'jni' could work out a phm could catch a fellow wtr.'ti lie so many lUfTcrunl places sit \ same time. OUT OUR WAY Bv Williams /(3REAT SCOTT/ DO \WE HAVE TO RIP UP TH'WHOLE THIMG, JUST TO GET A BOX OP CARPET TACKS? ' CAN'T HERES ELSE VOU LEFT UNDER- (T LOOKS LIKE IT'S ONE OF LIPPERS. CAN'T AIR. I'LL SMOTHER! WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A BIGGER HOLE, AM 1 VOU'RE STANNIN'RIGHT XGOT TO GO. llYfiria, the Health Magazine Tf you're old enough, and v.'lll admit it, you will rcmcrriber the furl of (lelcherisni. Which, j'n earlier years, had everybody clww-1 ing his food ID a llnitl coniist- cncy before sualluwins it. The belief was that this was the important Item in a healthful hfi-. Now. however, our chief iu":<l seems to Le relaxation from the high strain of nicilcm living. As a rcKiill, ninny physicians nn 1 wiitiiii; books on sleep and -relaxation willi a view to cutting .down ths tension under which we .live. Coupled with the dtivi: otf*,m6d- ;rii iiidiiKlvy and tho attenrjit la ipcetl U|j liuman hL'ing.s so'.llH'y nay keep pncc with the mnclilncs. come the financial worries (that invc been associated with!-tho economic depression. . . . ,; There nip all sorts of ftinn- CPIIR for avoiding overtrain. The Minn who worries usiuiHy is old lo forget it. The aiylce, lowcvcr. seldom lielps. bocau:rj vorry constitute. 1 ; a viuions circle. You worry first nbonl wliat is ;oiinj to hupiwn and you worry ater about (liscontinuing worry- lie. Then? have been surjgcsticitis 11A ho past for clumping Hie altcn- loti to some nnUstdc nbjrrt. In Cone's .system you wen 1 lold to count knots on a string while fixing your miiul on ivlicf from is-orry and tension. The newest, development is that by Dr. Edmund Jacolxson, wlio has dcvi.scd :\.system for rc- B according to a (ieiinite program, lie says: "It is physically linixxsilblc lo be nervous in- any part of your body, if in ihal part yon nre completely relaxed." Hence he suggests daily prac- licc lo those who want lu iclicvc themselves from nerve Miain. In his syslcm you lie down on couch or a bed and EL'l;ix one group of muscles at a (imp iniiil you have learned gradually lo re lax all of them. Dr. Jacobfoii Kiigcr.sls hcgin- 11111!; by first lying qniniy willi your eyes closed for 10 minutes i relaxing the fotuaim To learn how lo relax the arm. fust make it IIMISL; by conlractnic; the iis muscle, then rcvenc the process, wliich will completely relax the arm. The ne.xt step is lo relax the leg nnrsclc.s. And so you procr-cd un- work on! one that he would prac bti BEULAH TODAY ., and I.IM: f.lltl.tl. nKa coll llicni-. M-l\r» *ii«e Cnhriel slfttrr>" lire - lr;i|n-»t ["rformrrii TTMh llenfriw'a rLri-LM. 1 1»,N IIAV1U. the nnlmnl rr.-tlni-r. !• In Inve with Uonoa, n'Etn rr^:iri1» him tntrtlj •• • Irl.i.d. !lr.ilcll«c 1. In Inve »llk \Vhrh Mndrllnr'a .(p-nndfnt!»pr IMIFI-V n^klnu fccr lj» .•[)md IhB nrrk-rml i,n lilx fnrm, Bhe pfT- .vunrir* Ititnnn lu Ink* ftVr plnre. 'Ilir ^r:,t,iiriirTirr I* Mint nn4 Itll. I. ^l:)ll.ll.. l^lnrieltne'i, ennui*, ' Mllll.tl. nriil' linn n.Unr. rnriiblr n[d MAR n l« : a9baiiirA- of dreclr- ' ANNOUNCEMENTS The Courier Nc*3 hns Iran authorized to ntmormcb the following «-« candidates for ruiblle office, sub- to the Democratic primary August: 1'nr Cnnnly ,!urUr ZA1, B. HiVRUTKON" OEORGE W. BARIIAM t—-=• BORN THhTPf VgftRSTOo SOOKJ. U. ft MT. Bfr. For Member vt Coricic** CLINTON L. CALDWELL For Shoriff «nd Collf-rlof CLARENCE H. WILSON For Hc-clection for Second ITerm I'tir Counly Trrn^utrr JOE R. DILI.AIITJNTY HOLAND GHKES 1'nr Circuit Court ( Irrk IIUOH CRAIG AUDISON SMITH If. U. (SKEETl STOUT l'"r County Court dak FRED FliEEMAN Rc-Elcctlon lor 2nd Term For A&Mfvn !' I. (BILLYH OATNK3 V>. U. (IKE) HUDSON 1'or Constable ol -hkkauwbz Tuwnihlp .IACK ROBERTSON r MIL: STOUT H V •'PMB's'ar nc'rforniers were havlni hinclionn In (ho cook, lent rcliea Doniin' orrlvctl ' at tne 'circus lot. Mailellno wna silling alone at lliu lieml ol a long talilo. Klio called out nirily. "Hello!" ami Dorina sat tliiwii nosiilo tier. "Won. how ilhl yon get alongJ" Madcllno tisltci]. "All riglit. I don't Hilnh they sii:;]icclcd aaytlihiLj." "HUM crazy about farm llfo?" ! Dfimia did not. answer. "Ilira's tlis cood-lookiiiR cousin, • on rurllior acmialutancc?" "I'd bs proud nnd harry It he were a relative of rnluc, but 1'ra tna lircd lo talk about lilra or anything elsx" - iMnrloIIno shrugged licr slioiilders. "Of course yon were bored, poor rtnrllns. 1133 the price of hogs giiitc «|t? [low ra^ny quarts of ri(llk dnes oli] Daisy givo now? I »nprise the clilckeua aren't laying well nils year.' anil so much rain la colnq to ruin tlio crops! Mr I'.ml. clmr'l I know |( nil! TilO fame ronviTKiuinn every tby] And the ITHJIM-S— oli llif p r a y c r s!" She liumlied sirnrnliilly. "Til rattier marry Ned TrafTorcl than go back In a Min niio Hint." "I Impn ynn'tp bnr] snnso enough tn ici.Traffirrd alnno n-lillo I was n way!" "Vrs. dc^r. I tiavo. Your boy frlrnii nmi I ajvcut Hie Sabbath to- Rrlher.'' "if ynn menu Cnn. he's not my In; 1 trlcml. Xinhias wmild please HID nnirc limn to li.ivo him trans fct his nffnctloni! tn von." "1 believe j-,ni nctiully mean IW." Mni|o!ini> ?.ild. "i ccrt.-i!n:y tl-i." .\ r i] Tr.iffoHi \^.i3 .ciriirlln? noar i'i-> il:nss:im innt »-hcn the two tuts enmrgorl lain tlie hriqbt sun li^ht. Me was a tall, licavlly Inilll n;.ui possessed <it a florid sort ol B'ni'l Innks. nij tinlr. llilck and k and coarso. curled tightly .i'il his cln5R-el cars and fa il:i >rows his Sjlne otvl oyoR wera brigli ••I'llotrr-.n Irrnp.ililo o! any lov oihr.r ilnn n sniisnal. p«ssc.'slv one. lie wa.a i::ipnitie of a deep, li iivisn !nirod and HI, Ihnt innnien I 1 ."! In '.I' I flie slniirter. darh eyed glr lri;i|ii»i; hiuiioly across the lot U tn a cerinin pnlnt tha affair wit tlis rmiuner Uatirlel »l5ter h> pmjressfd heautltully. Traffor li.nl visinnsr) himself her husban nuil iml nnt h^lt.ii.ed to brag 0 ln> cmvii:p?l lo oUiers. Win Eliininiv. M.i'iollns had waved bl aside, aud sneo ber alteDtlon t tiis an'.niAl tralaer Trafford'j 7"/ic cogc o/ fions anil tigers mas /loiding the center o/ the arena. .ction Lad turned to bitterest aa- er. A wisp of a girl had made him 10 laughing stock of ills crew! At no glance from the animal trainer Indoline had thrown him over, rafford was snro Con David would over marry her; everyone knew OD was crazy about Donna. Well, e'd show her! lllg Ned Traltord •fluid show her Blie couldn't maVo fool of him. Tlio two girls drew nearer &n* 'rafTord moved slightly, obstruct- ng their entrance to tlio teat. "Pardon mo," Madeline said Iglitly. Donna Gave a little saap t what sho read in tlie man's lowering face. "I want to talk to you." ho mum- ilcd. looking down at Madeline. "Sorry, but I can't atop uow, is'cd. Got lo dress." "You'll talk." Ho caught her •rlst and pulled her closs lo htui. "Trafford!" cried Donna. "That's all r'Ght. Miss Donna. Tuts girl and ma have got to coine .o'a showdown. Sue'3 been trying :o make a monkey out of. mo and L won't stand (or It." "Ket go my wrist, yon brute!" Madeline gasped. "There's no nepd to try lo make a m-mkoy out of yon. You're an apn already." "Madeline-!" Donna cut In. "Oh, he makes me sick! You make-up—the coal of grease pm tlio heavy oclire powder. roii£u : then the lengthening o! tlio black laslies with Eklllful d.iha melleo black wai. Finally j| : ne said. "Lei's tell Ucnfrno." "And get our'nnMne hrraiiso ; hroko rules ol tho show! j thanks." '-',.. I "But gooil Lord, II Npi] shoul( oh. you're kidding! llo'd uej do anything that woiilu be a r to Ills ow- prcclnus neck. 'I'ami ing with the I .:a|iez6 would i*> n 1 . der. It nnrthln* happened' j and you. tno. might ho killRi!!"i That's wliai I aalil. Hn?h."' linth. the wild west rider, c.i into tile room. "I (eel kind of sli-k." Marlei moaned. "Can't we cut the until—" "No. we can't." llonna relui grimly. • » • "pHE ercal gilded c.i^o ot II *- and li.qcrs nml a slnglii. vlfl- panther was luilding Uio cemerl the arena when the two girls st| pcd Into the entrance to the music that was Ihcitr cuo. Mr:l line, whtiso volallle spirits noili] could crush, hummed softly j her breaih, but Donna was Icy rl and tense with a sick prcmunilf slio fought hard to overcome. Karcly did she watch Con's I When she c'ld she gave him wli souled admiration for his cni!r:| and dexterity, but the thought i some day his mangled, lifeless l>;| might be cariicd out or [lie was always w'th her. Try na want a scene do you?" £he flung at him. "Well, after the liar act Is over you can make as WE a scene as yon please hut count mo oat of it! I'm through with yon. Now call It a day." • • • CHE finished past him Into the ^ tent willi Uio air ot a tragedy queen. TrafTord spi\l viciously, jammed his hands Into his pockets and started towards tho big tent. Donna called after him, "Ncdl" Ho paused. "You made her sore, hut sho didn't mean .all eho said. You mustn't take It to hearL" "I know where I Rlnnd all right." he muttered and continued on his way. wosild sho was never aMr Ish the memory of her [athj falo. Con netic. so ngllo Hint the mrnnce | confronted twlrc daily sci-rnnl the more terrible. Walclilns ':! mnkc a tinge, striped beauty ! eforo him —a be;ist whose had hroiJi-lit thrills Lo the i of thousands — Donna wni,-,c:l why she had never liecn alile love him. He was hclter-lonkl Ihan Bill Sidilal. Ho was cW and fino nni] 'jelo::gcil to the nil world she really knew. Never!I less something ahout him repel I her. just as something about i| liad drawn her to him. A3 Donna contrasicd tha ll men she forgot HIQ omlnnu:; cnco ot Hie hasa Donna, frownins and far more i Ins at .Madeline from" a few r psrturl^d than slm liked lo admit.! away. She uuld slii il hear it: I followed Iho other girl lo their j mciinaoi !3 voice roadln- aioii.. .. dressing room. Madeline was sit-1 twenty-lliirri psalm, and the woJ ting heforo tho mirror, rocking:of enduring railh and cncnsita' with pea! 3 of langMer. "Can you ; ment beat again.n her consci" tie tha.. Because I spent tho day noss as sho stepped Into tho arci with Con— "Siiut up," Dsnr.i raspcrl. "I warned you! Over and over I warned you. That man uaa your life in hEa hands and—* "Don't ho tllly!" "Silly, am 13 What's to proven! Ha Dims h<r fmm him with a;a screw cumins locaa while we're in Iho air? Who could prova Trat- ford had tnn-.pered with lhe apparatus? I'd ralbor be la the cage wllh Con's cats Ihan In your 6ho°s r I glit now." Madeline's laugh died abruptly. "Yon—you say tliai as It you were afraid—" . "1 am." llonna'3 hinds were unsteady na she sraeaicd cold creim ov^r her face. Be, with slltted «je». lh» otter {Irl vat on tet amothored oath. "So tint's how 1 sUiid, 13 It?" "Yc3j Ib-il's how yon siand.' f!a- cause 1 Irled lo ta deienl lo you. did you set the Idea In your thick head that I had a crn;h on you? My God, a crush on I/T*/ A can- visman! A common, low-hred workman! And because I wouMn'l come at your beck and call you beet all over (he lot aur1 make • blg««r fool ot jour;e!l lion ro'j were tslore." "Ned's looking at ai.'' Mai satd wllh a shiver. "Gosh, scared! Do you think he—" "Keep your minrl nn you: worl Donna toH her. "Me hasn't ij a chanco to do anjlhiiix ton! y" Iwllcr make your peace with t.| alter Iha shn-v. s^y nnyililns bo sure you convince him s| weren't playlns with him and 111 you didn't mean what you si!d'| Trafford still slood In Ihe tranco way, * sardonic smile Ilia Illicit llpa, when Ihe slrls J Ite arena. Perhaps lie Intended I repay Madeline hy pulling Ihe if' ot God In her soul. Donna I ly hoped so. Madeline ue lesson If Bh« was la coDtlc., ij this hihrdoui ctftet. (To Ue

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