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PAGfc BI/miEVlLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS' THE BLYTHEV1LLI3 COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLI811EHB , o. B. HABGOCK, Editor It. W. HAINES. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., Now York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas. Knnsas City, Mtinpbb Published Every Alicrnoon Exccjit Sunday Entered RS second class matter B(. tlio post office at Blylhevllle, Arknnsas, under net of Congress, October 9, 191?. Served DV tno United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In Uio Cliy ol Blyttir-vllle, 15c per w«k, or $ii.liO per ycnr. In advance. By mall, within u rndms or 50 miles, I3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for Uireo months; by inali In postal KOIICS two to six. Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven mid eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Tha Hands Off We lliink it is lo the credit, of Governor Futi'ell (luit 1 10 is .slicking to his announced inlenlion nf Uikinir no active part in the soli'dion of liis siic- cessor. The governor is comple'.ini; four years of service willi ;i record wliich, on the wliolo, is highly i-retlifablc. With nine ciimliilsilc's compel ill); for the place he i-crlainly is in a puKilion to exercise an iinporlanl and perliaps a controlling inllticncc in the choice of the nexl governor. The. opportunity to retain power, to father a political dynasty, would present a slronj? temptation lo any man. The governor iiiuloulilcdly lias Ijeen (old, and not without ju.sHlicalioit, that it i.s also an opportunity lo sarve his slate through fiirlliering the cause of good government.. But the governor apparently is wise enough to recognize that the motives of those who have hren urging him to act arc not unselfish and that for him lo use his power for the creation of a setf-perpet Haling political regime would he an of Hie trust Ihat has hcen imposed in him, regardless of what its immediate benefits to the state might be. The refusal of the governor to take part in the current campaign does not eliminate Hie possibility that members of his administration, their jobs at sUil<e, may get together in support of some candidate. The revenue and highway departments, for example, control a good many voles and might play nir important role iti the campaign. It is reported in dispatches from Little Hock I hat employes of these and oilier departments . are being assessed for funds lo he used in behalf of some gubernatorial candidate, not ycl agreed upon. The idea seems to be to pick a possible winner and then give him such support , financially and otherwise, as will at once assure his victory and earn his gratitude. In as complicated a political si I nation as now confronts the voters of the slate such a plan may work. We hope it fails. Not that a majority of the departmental heads and employes are not well qualified for I he places . they hold. \Vliocver is elected governor, ii would be in the public interest that experienced and competent em- ployes of the present administration be retained. But they should be retained on their merits, not on the basis of a political deal in wliich the security of Iheir jobs, rather than the besl in (crests of (lie stale, arc (he principal consideration. WEDNESDAY, JULY 1936 /'Vr.s/ All nf the controversy over whether rir not adequate funds arc at present available for Hood conlrol work authorized by (lie Overtoil bill is of little point in view of the fact lhal the lime required for preliminary engineering work and (lie acquisition of rights of way will probably leave little chance for actual construction activity before congress meels again. A considerable amount ol' money in available now and il seems reasonably cerf;iin Ihat more will ho made available as it is needed. In any event it stems to us Dial the iinporlanl Ihing for Mississippi counly residents lo bear in mind is that those projects for which rights of way are made available first will have first call on whatever money is on hand. The thing for-those interested in Ihe Little River project lo do is Id provide the righl of way promptly. Once that is done we venture to say Ihat there will be no great difficulty in gelling con- slruclion .slarted. "lo the Victor It Is probable Hint the nexi governor of Arkansas will not be the choice of a majority of the people. Such !i condition should not exist, rind wouldn't exist with a iim-cll primary. lint even the selection ol » governor by u minority vote, is not as bad. or as costly, u« (lie practice of "dividing (lie spoils iimunt; III-: victors." We refer to the lonB-cstnbllslicd custom of kicking out stale employes In wholesale lots • to make room lor another ami ccnipletc set of employes who happened lo pick n winning candklalc. That, practice cosls Ihc taxpayers of Arkansas thousands of doilnrs. aticl would not he tolerated in private business. Regardless of how competent, a state employe niiRht. be ... regardless of how much tax money It has Inkcn to train him for his duties . . . regardless of how eiliuienl, conscientious iiml sincere and devoted to his wort; he might bo. he must get out and base his future- employment on the ability to select a ivinnlnj candidate lor oftlcc. If he Is u department head, he must throw his forces, his department, into politics every two years In order to retain his job. .Thai might be Iriic. democracy, but It Is an expensive prnclitc. If he ROCS Into olflce or lakes charec of some stale department us n "green-horn" It costs the taxpayers real and acti-i! motley tc- train him for his work. And by the lime In- tccomes familiar win, |,j.; duties . . . by lhc lime he becomes cITidetH and capable of giving service, he in kicked oul to m.ite room tor another "green-horn", who has to be trained nt the expense of (he taxpayers That Is ""'e» he happens to pick a winner 'and one who is friendly politically speaking. —Pine Bluff Commercial. Matermli.,, SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "Jerry's mother warned me nlinnl Ids temper before we were married." THIS CURIOUS WORLD B makes for .-.c.isatlcnnllsm, for - Jazz, for Ihe "fcd-up" attitude, n makes life stale and Hat and unprofitable. Ilia ih e nuht kind ol education, cdfcalion that holds to ilu- spiritual conception of life and [hat has room lor God In il.. calls us away from Ihe npalhics lhal benumb and deaden Ihe soul. —Daniel L Marsh, president, Boston College. * * t Rugged Individualism lias lallerly been responsible for "nisseri individuals." -Dr. James • M. Mnltheivs. Dabson Institute. ORCHIDS,! SO LARGE THAT flours. A7£7A/ WERE: REQUIRED TO CARRV THE PU'XNIT, HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE OUT OUR WAY CRAP SHOOTlW, HAM* Q,AM&LlfO'~ PO YOU KNOW VVMUT THAT LEADS TO •? IT LEADS TO CEOOKEPME=>S ~ TO TAKIN 1 'THINGS IHAT BELONG TO OTHER. PEOPLE •••• v-u'im cV OT THE EEFOCM. NATiOfNAL PARK, I N FLORI DA B( SE* StSVICC. INC. WALLEV WAS THE FIRST MAN TO ESTABLISH THE FATT THAT COM£TS TRAVEL. DEFINITE COURSES AND RETrURN AT REGULAR. INTERVALS.- A BALLOON DOES NOT RISE BECAUSE IT IS L./GHT, BUT BECAUSE THE AIR AROUND n" is HEAVIER THAW THE QA'i IKISIDE. 716 TRAINS, even though running on schedule, are delayed by onus, and it is impossible to figure their lime of arrival exactly, onicls. likewise arc delayed, but with them it is the pull ol the iryc planets thai causes the trouble. 'Halley, however, predicted ic date of his comet's return, and missed it by only about a year. N'K.XT: What arc the world's mostly highly prized CJES'.' CHAPTER XII •: went lo Eb and laid her " hand on his arm lo allract Ills allenlion, !Ic was evidently- in a lialf-frenzicd condition. "Eb," she said. "Tell us whore you've been. \Vhat happened?" Again the menacing linger said grimly. "She her tell you how she brought me food down in that room ot Lymmi Fosdick's. Uul all the time I was lied, hands mid feet. All I could do was kick against the wall in hope someone would hear inc. For a while 1 thought someone did hear me, hut I guess I was wrong If lhc tree hadn't been' struck I'd been Ihcrc ycl. Sawed lhc rones oil on a bit of sharp stone." r,,"! 0 '" 1 '";!'. Fos<lic ' l! ' s '' oc "'i!" began Claire. U,, was j( lmc | cr lhc jnc tree? Sit down there and tell (ls " "Yes. Where Lyman Fosdick used lo keep his blasted jewels" the old man explained. "I alters saitl they'd bring him no good, nor Susie cither." All eyes turned lo Susie, but she only tossed her bead. "He's out of his mind. I've said so befo: and now selves. H you can sec lor your" Eb's cracked voice rose almost lo a scream as be sprang to his feel. "Then ask him!" lie pointed at Nick Baum, "Ask him what's between him and this wicked sister o' mine!" Susie shrank bnck. "No. It -•' 't EO! Nicky never had nofli- i _.' to do with il. I was (he one wanted (o Iind Hit jewel. I—" "But he's Ihe man who pushed me down the mine shaft," broke in Pat. "When he ofl'cred lo light my eigarcl just now, I noticed Ihe little finger of his hand is cut on' at the second joint. And the guy who Jotiglil with me in (ho tun- nrl was shy a joint ot one of his liltj'c lingers." jpOR a moment Nick Damn's handsome fate held a suspicion of fear. Then ho turned to (Jlairc. "Is Ihis Ihc way you usually Ireal your guests? Of course it is perfectly absurd—" nan Dallas unexpectedly took command of Ihe situation. "Not so absurd ns it seems, Baiim, when they know that you're Susie's Bon." One hand was concealed in his pocket, and now Ihat pocket showed a menacing bulge. "The time Susie spent in the cily when she was young was long enough for her to have a son by some unknown father. It was not hard to discover Ibat thai son was still living, and now, of course, grown. That made a workable basis for Ihe theory that Baum and tlie son were the same person. Then when [ discovered Susie was hunting for another treasure of Lyman Fos- diek's, whnl more natural llian that she should enlisl her son's Claire shuddered as she looked al Nick's dark face which had lost nil its handsome charm. "Now ;ce how you've messed things up!" lie snarled at Susie, v "You and "Nicky!" Susie's cry was dcs- leratc, heart-broken, "I only wanted it for you, Nicky." But be turned Ids back upon ner and addressed Dan Dallas. 'All right, let's get going, since the game's up. 1 suppose you've got handcuffs and all the trimmings." He held out his bands, but as Dallas moved toward him there was a sudden brief skirmish, a sharp report, ami the confessed criminal dropped to the floor in a twisted heap. The gun he bad tried to fire at Dallas fell between "Dead." Dan's tone had the finality of a curtain line. I.aler, with the remembrance of Susie's agonized weeping still ringing in her ears, Claire stood in (lie library of the House of Long Shadows where Pat and Bob and Dan Dallas were grouped about the fireplace Ihat bore the sign of the broken arrow. |~) AN DALLAS walked lo the bookcase and looked at it closely. "Has it always stood oul from the wall like this?" be asked. "Why. no!" Claire answered, "It must have moved. Maybe when I was fussing with it—" .She flid not finish, for at the pressure of Dan's fingers, the bookcase swung slowly forward, showing a doorway with a flight of narrow slairs leading downward. "To the sccrel room, I'll bet! Come on!" Pat said excitedly, and stalled down. Another very low door at the bottom opened directly into the had de- gaping hole half-ruined place scribed, with Ihe cupola side," Pat went on. A "Do you suppose this is where' he bid his wonderful ic-wel?" Claire looked about bei- rather blankly. "Yes," Bob Stcele answered positively, lie had been examining one of the walls. "See here and there? There's no telling how pure Iliis stuff will run. Y OUC uncle's jewel was a gold i n i nc Claire, and what a mine!" ' » ft tf TTANNAII sniffed. "Your Uncle Lyman would be sure to go al it Just that way. Getlin' us all 'most killed!" . "There's still one thing that hasn't been explained," Claire remarked. "The lapping noise I beard that night I was up in Uncle Lyman's room." "It was probably either Susie or Nick doing a little investigating on Iheir own, Miss Fosdick," said Dan Dallas. "Your parly arriving unexpectedly must have added an extra spur to their efforts. Baum was undoubtedly Ihe one who pul (he loa across the road lo block your way." "One thing I still can't understand, Claire," insisle'd Pal. "If he was going lo marry you, why did be bother to pull all this stuff, with the danger of ucttinj; caught?" For a minute she did not reply. Then she looked straight back at him. "Nick knew be would never marry me, I think, 1'al. 1 1'al." 1 lace for a sick T which Ihe Iree rools had lorn open at one -side. "Look al Hint, will you!" Dallas threw Ihc ray from his electric torch on the opposite wall. The shock of Ihe tree's fall had wrenched Ihe big, wooden cupboard in the cellar room from its place, disclosing the solid back of the shelves, hinged to swing open to make another entrance into the sccrtt icon!. "Kb said he heard me in the tunnel." Rit took the torch and went over to inspect the outside. "Why, of course he did—see here!" Only a thin wall of carlh sepa- raled the secret room from the olher cut where Pat had dug his way out of the old miner' "And we're still directly under the house, the library,'and (lie. "Well, this is no pi man. Mr. Sleele, you belter" be getting back where it's warm," Hannah's practical voice broke in Without more ado she herded Dob and Dan Dallas oul of the room and up lhc slops. Pat caught Claire's hand and drew her back for a minute. "You mean you didn't love him, Claire?" he asked eagerly. "How could 1 after 1 met you, Pat? Oh, do 1 have to throw myself at you?" Pal's arms closed about her, and his lip.s crushed hers. But in a minute he reminded her, "I'm poor and you're rich now that you've got the mine." "But file mine won't buy. me happiness, and if 1 haven't" Ihat, I'd rather the old tree was slill making it (he House of Long Shadows, with Uncle Lyman's jewel hidden under ils rools. Please, Pat, don't slam! there and say you won't have me, just because I've got something that was almost the end of us all." Pat grinned. They walked out through the cellar and, as they came slowly up Ihe steps, a shaft of moonlight touched the cupola of the old house willi a silvery glow. Claire looked up at it with a smile. "See, Pal, dear, the shadows have gone. From now on it's going to be the house of long life and -happiness." THE END the baby's sensitive skin, because of the danger of burning. j In a sludy of convulsions in children, made some years ago, it was found that boys and girls were affected almost, equally. In. only one-IKHi or the i-ises were' apparently CHURCH EXCUSES \ = By G. W. Barhatr- the convulsions to epilepsy. From what my son-in-law and expense could be cut out by hav- diie. lured man s;y. it looks as though ing him do all his preaching dur- I it will not be u great while un- ing the day so there would be no | lil the ; aslor and official board reason for going to lh- expense U ir; particularly Interesting to of my chiirc.i w;;i call me lo come of having the lights on 1 can know Unit many parents have and .gel them straightened ont. sec no reason why he could not found lhc convulsive disorders frc- Well, they should have thought, preach three hours straight rather C|iienlly associated with const!pa- ol Ihis when they pul me off the llian an hour and a halt twice lien, and that the number of Tils -board and they will not find me each Sunday. were increased by meals which in any hurry to help them, or, ' were unusually large or rich. | lalhcr lo take charge [or a man! Parents are prone to blame all cf mj ' knowledge and ability does lhc disorders of infancy on con-1 not llc 'l' anyone. I would only .Tur-'Jii Kunts TCKYO. <UP> _ Japan, which never has had prohibition, nevertheless ha.i ils bootlegger problem. The police of C;nka made one arrest and arc looking for an- I3abies More Subject lo Convulsions, Due lo Sensitive JNervoi-s S'lslcin slipalion or on tcelhim;. These, aercc-to take complete charge and however, arc rarely actual causes.' r " n !llin es as they should be For this reason, a diagnosis is of n '"' or course, the first thing I' greatest iiivuoilsincc j would do would be to reduce Ihe It is well established that dc- 'expense and see Ihat Ihe Paslor! cthcr "> a B al> 5 accused ot l;:ot- ficlencics in calcium in the body s ° l hhmelf at least a part time ( J^Ring untnxed malt for brewing | will produce a type of convulsive P 05 '" 0 " so he would not, cost Ihe.! tcer - j disorder called tctany, which is cli urch so much. Another item of i a way related to rickets; oc-; | Osprcy5> as wcll as somo other in fact, a complication benefited If the doctor prescribes birds, carry water in Iheir fcath- ... .. , . I suitable amounts of the necessary ers and shake it over their nests, victims of tclany arc promptly drugs. including calcium and .o keep the eggs molsl. IIY I)!!. MOKiUS HSH1IK1X Either, Journal of lhc American r- ,• OUR BOARDING Medical Association. ami of U.VRt-hi, (he. Hroltb MaKiuinr. Infants have convulsions much more frequently than do adults. Ihc nervous ,hat the heating equipment used is tested before being applied le. ] Willi Major Hooplc system of the diild so sensitive Unit frequently an initc Infectious disease will !>r.:ln wilh convulsions. If there is an iwoflatrtl .mold rise In the Ivxly temperature, convulsions arc nvire common than otherwise. In ordering convulsions the child loses consciousness and Becomes rigid. Then there may be spasmodic jcrkinp of the lace and of Ihe arms and legs. It Is, ot course necessary lo distinguish between ordinary, mild convulsions, and IhCKSe which arc the result of epilepsy, It is important also lo as soon as possible the CUII'M: of Ihe convulsions. This can bn <U-- tcimined only by a roni|K'trnt (lector. Kvi'il hr. however, in not be able to make a dlni;no< Immediately, since it may r-> nuirc several days lor the di .ease Involved lo develop. Nevertheless, convulsion.-, should be checked as : : ooa us po:. ib:e' because of the damage lht-y m.iy tio to the body. It is known that w,umth u' quite sedative, so a hot bnlh of- ' Irn i.s tio«l lo control mild con- \ vulslons. Wrapping the baby In i and annlylni; hot w.itn r ' Kittles or elrctrlc pnd.; alyj will You should be certain, however, ' Announcements Ttic omincr rims thorized to ni[il;c hns been au- formai i\n- noiinccnient ol the loiiowlng can- dltlntcs for public olllcc, subjccl U) tlio bpniocnvtlc prlniarj T IICX ' Aupist 11: For ncprrjrnlnlirr In Congress For Proscculing Attorney O. T. WARD BHUCE IVY DENVER U DUDLEY MARCUS K1ETZ For Cotinly JtiiJgo VIROIL GREENE S. I,. GLADISH NEILL REED For Shrritt and Collector HALE JACKSON JOB'S. DlU.AItUNTY For Connty Treasurer ROLAND GREEN For Circuit Court Clerk HUOH CR.AIO Kor nc-Elcctlon ror 2nd Term For County Court ctcrk MISS CAREY \VOOD13UHN For re-clcctlon [or second term For Sl.ile Mcnalor I.UCIEN E. COLEMAN For Coiintj Kcnrcsmtatlve- IVY \V. CRAWFORD For Coiinly Assessor R. L (BIULY) OAINES For lie-election to a 2t\rt Term For Conslnlilr, Chfckasawba Township HARRY TAYLOR •FRANK MCGREGOR E M. EATON EGfxO, MEM—AFTER EXTCM6IVE EMTOMOL06ICA Ey.PkRIMCkiT'S Wllll CERTAIN INSECTS, T ABOUT "10 PRODUCE A T3EE OF TIRELESS IDEA WILL MAKE ME MILLION!S COULD EXPLAIN, BUT I T-EAR THE IMMATURE WOULD BE UM/XBLE TO GRASP SO INTRICATE A PROBLEM \^\tm^} IN SOEMT11-1C MATTERS- f IT COULDN'T MAKE UP "' ITS MINT? WHETHER f^V~TO SWIrA WHATEVER ~E.ECA.hAE OF THAT HALF OR NOT TO AMD IT PASSED OUT THE PICTURE FROM HAVIMG'A TUG or WAR • WITH ITSELP ?- ^ W/AWp OUT, IK1 MURPHY'S ©MLV AMOS CCULD UMDER

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