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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H; W. HAINES, Publisher • , 3. GRAHAM SPDBWy, Editor SAJJUEJy P, NOHRI6, Advertising Jrfwager Sole National Admitting'Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New Yoi'k, Chicago, De- 1 tfolt; St. louls, Dallas,' Kansas Oily, Memphis. published Every Afternoon Except Sunday . Entered as second class matter nt tile post* pffi?e at Elj'thevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress! October! 9, 1915, ' '' • Served by the United Press. •• " "SUBSCRIPTION RATEsT By cariler jn the City of plj'thcvjlle. 16o per week, or 65o per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, 11.50 for six months, 75o for three months, by' mail-In postal zones two to six inclusive. $6,50 per year; In eones seven and eight. $10,00 per, payable In advance. ~$en$e of Rahtnce and Humor As Propaganda Defense The United 'Slates is i» for a .stronger dose of propaganda from ICurope than it swallowed'in . 1914-1918. This is nothing at all to become indignant about. H is perfectly natural for each side in a war to try to persuade everybody that it is in the right. We would do the .same; in fact, we have. The right to proi^igaiidize is so tightly woven in with freedom of the spoften and the written word that it ; ' is difficult to try to protect people from exposure to propaganda. T))e people can, however, learn to estimate it, ' , to discount it, to weigh it. All the tricks of World War propaganda are already being repealed. • Pol- j ish radio stations are already telling r their hearers that German airplanes are dropping gay balloons filled with mustard gas designed lo kill innocent Polish children, and also strewing poisoned candy for the children to pick up. Because these are old stories told during the World War and proved untrue, it seems very unlikely lhat, there is any truth in them this time. Similarly, Germans escort an American correspondent .through.' a ruined village, show him the bodies of mutilated peasants. Germans, the Germans tell him, killed by the Pales. The correspondent reports what he saw, what the Germans told him. That was his job. .• " But as .to whether, what the^Germajis told 'him was* true, ii'e'-^xpjrpss&J'wfto^- opinion, iioi: do we ''need to,,form oiie on such slender evidence. Whnl we do know is that these pitiful murdered people were victims of •wmv-and that is about all. - The American newspaper correspondents !n Europe are tin unusually well-trained, responsible group, Anxious, to get the truth and tell it to you without distortion, That, is their reputation among those who''know' journalism. Foreign visitors lo the United Stales have observed that the American public is better informed on foreign events than the'public of any other country. But even these crack correspondents can only report to you what they are able to learn, and what the countries involved will allow them to transmit. Sometimes, what with .censorship and a thousand restrictions, that isn't much. For instance, when Hie German government in Berlin announces thai i! has taken Warsaw, the correspondent usually vsends & dispatch stating that it has made such an announcement. BLYTUEVILI.E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Whether or not it is true must, remain for lime and cross-checking to discover. Time works for truth. Of all report* from Europe, nothing is lost by waiting. If they are true, they will stand up \yith time, 3f not, lime' will eventually knock them down. Take it easy, read with discretion, weigh each dispatch against the source and the probable interest of that source, balance report against report, and arrive at your own version of the truth. It will probably be as accurate as any other. Fanner's Short End When the Twentieth Century Kuiul recently made a study of the high cost of distribution, many people seemed inclined almost to doubt the results. They showed that it costs more to distribute most goods than it docs to produce thcni. A Chicago milk company recently raised milk prices to the consumer, and published in justification a breakdown of costs. This indicated that of the consumer's milk dollar, the farmer who produced the milk got only 371/, cents. Employes-of the milk company- got 42 cents. And the remainder went . for plant and equipment, bottles, ,nip : plies, taxes, railroads and trucks. One cent went to advertising, and less than a half-cent for officers'! salaries. And the company was losing nearly two cents a quart, it claimed. No clearer example could have come along to prove the argument that distribution HUB somehow come to absorb the lion's share of the high prices the consumer pays. D o Hear? Js there a faint stirring, perhaps in the grasses of. the Jleusc-Argoimc cemetery, or is it merely . the wind scudding over , the knolls where 14,420 American boys 'lie buried?' There is .a. dull, throbbing sound borne on the little winds' that sweep across the graves. It is a sound which the silent ones underneath the ground will recpgnize\ifWhe.v can. hear. It is'. tlie sound of guns. The Maginot line is very near these graves, only « 'few miles across the hills. And there the guns are booming "gain, as they boomed in 1918 when the boys of the Eeuse-Argonne were quick with life instead of still and dead. Blow the other way, little winds! Do not bring again to Meuse-Argoune the sound of guns! You took away from these dead everything they had. Shall they not even now sleep in peace? •SO THEY SAY „ „„, U-ck of rcrenue Is. the root of the city's sua- Benroublc.-ceorge Cormell, p rcsldcm j „„„. dolphin's city council. I SIDE OUNCES by Galbrarth "Bctler look r^ai.n nud sec if we fyrgol anything;" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson rll ^ POEM . ourwneeeiHe u/esr BESJNS* WAS WRITTEN BY ARTHUR. CHAFW\AN IN ANSWER: Today commercial chalk is made mostly of gypsum Originally writing chalk was made from chalk deposits which v e e composed of liny shells known as Foraminifera. NEXT: How dia horses first su-vp nun? OUT OUR WAY ' jBoy, 12, Is Veteran ! Puppet Show Producer! ' CLEVELAND. O. (OP>—Twelve- year-old Jack Held hns been constructing marionettes and orosfnl-, •j ing puppet shows for Die pa:;' five! '.years—since he vvn.s- 7. I j He started his "Preston Players" (by the construction of tiny'fujurcs .. from pipe-cleaners ami clcllics- phis. Besides manipulating his mario- neltes and speakijig . for tiran, Jack designs costumes and con- ilnicls equipment from "anything I happen to find around Ihu house." Jack, -who hns written t«'o plays at the Cleveland Play House, wants to be an acton artis'.;, or slothes designer. NEW HAVEN, Conn, (UP)—Burglars broke into Jacob Wincss's store three times in one week, taking S5 the first lime, $0 the second time and S7 on the last visit.. Wincss then lost patience and no- .tified p;licc. There v.-ccc no (ur- thcr robberies. By J. R. Williams OUR BO ARDING HOUSE "with Major Hooplc . . . . OF BUCK AMD BLUE THkT EfiAD, SOYS, HAVE i TOLD YOU ^M> THAT I AM THINKING OF CALLING m MY. NEW DEVICE FOR AUTOMOBILES n THE"rtopPLE-VZER"?~-UAK-RUWvPH,' ,.. , . //$).**» I HAVE JUST COMPUTED TH\T WE CHIPPED BftCK vVWO WAS CAhJ Mfc^KET MORE TH^ lOO.OOO.OOOll GRADUATED L(VSTYEAT2, OF THE COMTRlVANCES iXNM'JM.LY/^^^/} MA'S W'VTRICULKTED AT HMM-"~ 50RRV t T30M'T FEEL PREE " TO TJISCLOSE THE TJETMLS -\S VET, BUT PERHAPS t SHOULD SAY, I(J ALL MODESTY, tAY IWVEMTIOfJ WILL DWARP THE (NJTERUAL CCM6UST10M /M AA.O'USE;AOUTW u., THE •SCHOOL'S ) TRADlTiONftL m '>. w REMEMBER THAT 6UY SAW WE WAS A SOPHOMORE 8UCXBOARO SERIAL STORY WORKING WIVES TUESDAY, SRFfHM/JER 12, i'J3« BY LOUISE HOLMES COPVRIGHT. (030, NETA SERVICE, WO, CHAPTER II went back to the bedroom. Painstakingly, she dossed her lips will, tangerine. H was the last loud) of brittle artificiality. While adjusting her veil, she heard Dan leave the apartment. He would have the rar nt the building entrance when she went down. She heard him speak lo Dolly, u warm, friendly jio(e in his voice. Dolly lived in one of the small, court apartments across (lie hall ! She was the widow of Dan's brother, living on a tiny income augmenting it by doing Marian's housework at 40 coils an horn-. Marian threw (he beautiful fox c-ape around her shoulders'. She 1(11(1 Ihu impersonal sleekness of n mannequin, n pourcd-iii, glossed nvei- .smoothness. Pulling on spotless gloves, she left the apartment. Dolly's door stood open. "Hello, (here," Marian called. .She had trained the harsh tones ou( of her voice, it was low and cultured. "Good morning—liow nice you look, Miirian—but you always look nice." With cheerful envy Dolly observed Marian's smart sophistication. Dolly was short and round and fair, pretty in :i sweet, comfortable way. Although she was 28, there was a childishness about her, an irrepressible gaiety. She wore a clean cotton dress, honey-colored hair curled around her fresh face, Dolly would work hard in Marian's apartment all morning, play contract or see a picture in the' afternoon, mend Ban's elolhes, read or knit duiing Hie evening. Just why Dolly's mode of life should add to Marian's discontent she could not have told. Dolly had nothing. She scrimped and saved to buy an annuity for her old age. Old age—Marian shivered. "Put two potatoes in the oven at 5:30, will you, Dolly?" "All right—I'm going to balce .'in apple pic and I'll give you half." She leaned from the door as Marian went down the hall "Let up. a little, Marian," she called. "Ypur e}'es look tired." -t. •> * <J'"1G sla'h-s were nicely carpeted, - the foyer had a quiet, luxOri- ous nir. .Marian wondered where .she and Dan would be living if : .10' hadn't helped out. In her ;nind .=hc always called her work lolpmg ouv. Certainly Dan would :-ot have bccu able to pay $75 a ir.?nth for an apartment, ft was one tjl her annoyances thai he never appeared grateful. He waited nt tfie curb and she got into the car. It. was a cheap car,, provided by Dan'.s company. Silently, they drove downtown. The October morning sparkled through a warm haze. The coming of autumn depressed Marian, it meant that winter was crowding close behind. And winter brought Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, family clays which should be festive and gay, but which were not. She and Dan had been married in October, the gold of the day shot witli crimson and sober brown. Dan stopped at an office building on I.,aS!illc street. " 'Bye, Marian—sec you tonight" He palled her gloved hand. "Be a good little secretary—maybe they'll make you an executive today." •Marian sloped into an elevator. Dan was different. It wasn't his habit to make cracks like that. Years ago there had been unhappy times over her job, but gradually he had conic lo accept it. She went through the outer "" !',' S ' a "' V """"'* call you ./ we nc *"• fading resentment, ratal on Sallv. vwu," sfrc said, her soil voice belying her Iccltiigs, office of Hie Grant Fellows Brokerage Firm, speaking graciously to the telephone operator, the stenographers and office boy. They returned her greeting courteously. She had hived those girls and that boy, she had the power lo dismiss them. It was natural that they should stand a little in awe of her. V 3 3 QNCE, a long time ago, she had sal nt the last typewriter, gazing with purposeful eyes into Grant Fellows' private office each lime the door opened. There had been a secretary then, Angle no- ran, a poised, beautifully correct person of 30 or more. Angle Doran had engaged Marian and trained her. Later, surmising Marian's aspirations toward the private office, she had discharged her with two weeks' pay. Grant Fellows himself, had sent for Mariari.and reinstated her. '. •'• '••..: --,• Soon after that, Angic had been given a year's leave of absence and Marian had taken her place. Angle had never come back. Marian had forgotten Angic, only to remember her with increasing frequency as the ytars passed and young, ambitious girls came into the office. She had trained (ho girls with care, deftly nipping any yearning toward her own envied position. Until a few months ago she had been quite successful. Kcccntly Sally Blake had become a major problem. Sally was more than a little responsible for the perpendicular line . between Marian's brows. Sally had applied for n position as stenographer. There had been something about the girl, an avidity, a subtle determination, that Marian had recognized at once. She had told Sally that there was no opening, that she might leave her name. ei- thai day, when Marian returned from lunch, Sally had sat at one ot the typewriters. .Resourceful, not lo be put off easily, she bad waited for Marian's lunch hour, seen Grant fellows personally, and been given the job. It had been a blow to Marian. Grant Fellows bad never before questioned her authority and she resented it holly. Relentlessly, sho had kept the girl in the background. But, in spite of her vigilance, Sally was malt in >; headway She was delightful to lock a , swccl-nalured, by fa:-, the -ncsJ efficient of the several stcno<ra- phers. Day by day Marian watched for cause to dismiss iiic; troublesome Sally. The girl gay^ her no cause. And, just recently, her competency and personality had been noted in the private office. The fact that Gaily was cxor- f cising the same skill and enterprise which bad brought Marian ' to Die front, that her tactics were identical, added to Marian's uneasiness. She knew what Sa^v wanted. Sally wanted the place as Grant Fellows' private secretary. And,,wbat was more (o ihe point, she was steadily gainiir; ground ' ' went into the private office, graceful, smart, assured. Sally Blake sat beside Marian's mahogany desk, appealingly young, deceivingly demure. Marian made herself smile brightly. "Good morning, C. f.," she said, then turned lo Sally. For an instant her eyes, flashing resentment, rested on the girl. "I'll call you if we need you, Sally," Marian said, her soft voice belying her feelings. "But, Mr. Fellows—" Sally began. } "I'll call you, Sally." Marian sat down, uncomfortably aware of Sally. Judging from Mr. Fellows' expression, he was o^o aware of Sally, pleasurably. As she left the ofllce lie beamed. "There's a comer," he said. "Yes, she is," Marian admitted. There were underhanded method., by which she could easily rid iier- scif of Solly, devices to which silo would not sloop. Marian was fair, perhaps her own struggle had givcrt her. an. unconscious sympathy for the 'girl. "She miide a good sugstosibn Xhis morning," Mr. Fellows want .on. "She asked if she might understudy you— to be prepared 'when you go on vacation., or ill case you arc ill—" (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Operalioii Will Cairo Toxic Goiter, Result o!' Overactive Thyroid Gland ':$>* rv UK. MOKIUS FfSH3t:iN i Ktlilor. Journal of t!i c American j M rr ili c a I A^siH'L'.lion, nn:l of i "y.5fi;i, Ihe Health Magazine Serious cireructivity of Use thy- i'cl-1 uland. which produces l:xic Koitrr. imy occur in \vomcn well past middle SRC ns well as in girls and young women. In ihe iiast tills condition was seldom diagnosed without a definite enlargement and swelling ot the gland seen in the neck from tl:c exterior. Now It i:; known thai the uinount of cnlntitenien!, mny Isc clillicult lo observe, particularly in nlcier women. The doctor may hr.vn in make n moM careful cx- .tmii:;tli( *.. feeling the tissues of Uic throat, before lie is reasonably certain lhr,t. there is any enlargement or change tn the glandular USMIP. Among the sirjns by \vhich the doctor recognizes ovcractivity of the thyroid gland nve Irenr.rs of Ihe hands, projection of the eyes, wasting of Uie tissues, a rapid heart, rapid breathing, and a high tasal metabolic rate. Metabolism is measured by a special apparatus i'.ito which the patient breathes. The basal metabolic rate Is a weas- "ii-c of the speed oi chemical , changes going on in the tissues. [ j.to lo=s of the gland is going on, '. it Is necessary lo give thyroi-.! inalirial in the term of the cx- .1 'rac.t taken by mouth. Jt j 5 iin- j pojtanl to ,io Uie necessary sur- i ESf.v before there has been tuch permanent change in the eyes and in the other tissues of the T>ody a:, U make reversion to the normal imnossii.lc. Oldest Ferry Motorized On Columbia River ... Younger people with cxophthal- i - — mic or toxic ecitcr may have ant GRAND COULEE. Wash. (U!'> eKce.ssivc or ravenous appetite, i —The oldest ferry en the Columbia Among older people this rioc.s not! 1 '*"', tig-jest stream m u,e u-e-.. frequently occur. Nor li, the flush- j "as gone moctcrn at last. cd. wdrni. moist skin and the Ihe ferry, which cresses th? riv- liusy. riishing activity, which are | er near Louden, used to b" ^o^cr- observed in young people «-~^. ,^v, It , juwnt tJ^uiJii; vvnii I Eted by a cable device but TON" to:dc goikr. often present, Wcmen , Cant, tan Bnlccm has installed si.'flcr mere with this condition j »n old. fOBr-cj'iincicr automotiile than do men. being afflicted eight | meter and paddle wheels to pro- limes as frequently. l'«l H. The presence of a loxic goiter is The feir such a menace lo life that it dc- by FcricrM mands hnmedhitc atlentiDn. We cio :ot yet fcnoiv just, why the thyroid gland assumes sudden overacllvity. Evcrytliinjj p:ssiblc fs done lo remove the cllccls of Uiis overacllv- ;tv when (he condition is discovered. 11 may be necessary to put the patient to rest to give Ills (issues ;> chance to repair sufficiently so an operation can be performed. Portions or all cf the thyroid glandular tissue can be cut away to buns about prompt improvement and telief ot the symptoms, was established s hack In H'f ony, 1 ; »hen Wnshinatcn was rjnty n territory. Once it caiisizcd und a troop of dragoons was drowned, unable to swim in the current. lloj's Srcicly Divided SAN rsANCISCO (UF)-Tiie fate of Bingo, a fox terrier pup, whose possession threatened the possibility of Mr. and Mrs. William nurd ever havlnj marital freedom ajain, has been settled in a. S;lomon-like manner. With the divorce decree, Mrs. Hurd V\BS awarded the das tout with the right of Hyrd to take it Sometimes while readjustment i out wjlXirig on Sundays.