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I»AGE POUR JBLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER NEWS CO., POBLIBHERB 0. B. BABCOCK, EdlWr H. W. HAIN^S, AdmUzinj Maiwjer Sole NiUoujJ Th« Ibomu P. Clvk Co. Inc., New York, ftttaUlphl*, AUantft, Doilu, Smi Antonio, Sao ?j:»ncl»cc, ChJft^o, 8t, Leuii, Ewy' Ajwmoon except Bundw. Entered »s second cl»M matter at the port CDlM »t BlythevUle, • Arkansas, under «ct o! Congre<» Ocwbtr 9, 1917. by the Dnuw FTWB SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carter In the city- of Blytlievllle, Ibo jxr week or W.50 per year In advance. By mall within » radius ot 5C raUu, 13.00 per year, f Ltd (or dx months, tto for three months; oy mall In pcstal tone: two to MX, Inclusive M-CO per year, ID zones seven >rd eight, $10.00 per year, payable In «4T»nct. Time /o 5/op The moral of this laic is that it IK a sensible thing to read a piec? of proposed legislation before endorsing it. The:other day this scribe received a note from a friend who if- interested in the welfare of the Blythuville schools advising him thai passage of 11 certain bill, designated by number, would result in substantial financial relief to Blytheville special schopl district No. 5. In fact, it was explained, the bill provides for the assumption by the state of more than half of the bonded indebtedness of this and many other debt burdened school districts. •That sounded almost loo good to be true,' and . a telegram was dispatched forthwith )to Hon. E. E. Alexander advising him of the splendid opportunity vyhich was his to help clnise the wolf from the school house door in the old home town. . j3o far so good—too good, in fact, to -last for long. The next day the . writer of the above mentioned telegram was-asked to sign a petition protesting agajnst a proposal to tax each five cent bottle of soda water a cent for the benefit of some school fund or other. He 'signed, and then, for the first time in a day or two, he began to think: Had he wired endorsement of another one of-these-infernal taxes? Investigation followed. No, it was not the soda water tax; it was a proposal to put an eight per cent tax on electric power. We hopa it is not too late to send another telegram. • • ^\ .The point.is 'this. There is no question about the'school districts of Arkansas being in a difficult position: They need financial relief, and need it bad. But neither is there any question about a tax on electric current being just about the worst thing that could be propose*! for Arkansas. What this state needs, more than almost anything else, is the kind of development that comes with increased consumption of electric current, with cheaper electric current. We arc not going to get it by putting a tax on that current. i i A tax on electric current sounds like a tax on somebody else, which is always popular. We don't suppose the power companies arc very enthusiastic about it. It will hint their business, just as any special tax hurts the business to which it is applied. But we are not worried about the power companies. They have u way of taking care of themselves. The important thing iu that this lax, even though the legislature may provide that rates cannot be raised lo cover it, is going to be passed on to the consumers of electric current in this dtate. If rates cannot go up on account of this tax, they will slay up on account of it. And industrial concerns are going to think a good many times before coming into a state where the very power that makes the wheels of industry turn is taxed. Arkansas has got to (slop plastering special taxi's on every dollar that slicks its head above ground. Dollars are scarce enough around here anyway. We can't afford lo chase them away. W. P. Strait of Morrllton had this to say; in a leltcr lo the Arkansas Gazette today: "The remedy is not found in a further burdening of property, business and labor with increased taxes which hamper the progress and prosperity of the state, but rests rather in l.hc elimination of unneo:ssary and . lavish overhead expenses in the governmental fabric, and wlion this is done additional taxes will he unnecessary." Governor Parnell has a plan In throw a lot of good folks -off the public payroll through reorganization of the state's governmental set-up. The legislature is giving it the cold shoulder. Some of our statesmen say it is undemocratic. If it is undemocratic to give the taxpayers of Arkansas their moncy'ry worth for what they pay maybe we' could stand a little of it any- wav. I A girl In Peru walked 25 miles to SM HID Prince ot • Wales. It Isn't reported, however, wether or. not Vu> snw the girl dome. Italy has adopted baseball as one of \(e national sports! It seems impossible that Mussolini will be ablo to umpire AIAi the games, If baseball takes hold there, It will lie easy to answer the popular query, >"Whnt do tliey do In Italy wh;n it rains?" Give rain checks, ot course. Prohibition agents who found liquor in Iral- crulty houses nt n mid-weal university recently concede that the students there knew how to cut other things besides classes. You have to step carefully, says Ihe offlcc sage, to make your footprints In the sands ot time. President Gates recently made .some drastic football changes at the University o( Pennsylvania. He is said to have taken Perm in hand with considerable effect. A snorts writer says that brains arc no asset lo nn athlete. Maybe tills is a .sly dig at Ihe number of college men who have gone in for professional wrestling. SIDE .GLANCES By George Clark to ciidcivcr to ulcat? the master, i Thus the child sometimes lies to ! i:!en«« the parent, reading that 1 JCMUI.} will be ccmnonsatcd. piens? such by i reward. I There is 'finally tlie lying that is purely the rcMill. of fanciful imag- | inatlon. Thus the child will invent I uranse tales In order to ptease 11! fdi in n w.-rld in which pleasure [ is Gomctlir.es found wilh great dif- 1 liculiy. I Sometimes Ihe lyinn o[ ll-.c child ! Is, however, not the harmless type 1 j of lylirs that is imaginative and! | InnlaiiUc, but the pathologic lie in-' I vented for the definite purplse of! i deceit. -This type of lying is cr.?n,' i r f ciursj in ;;rawnups as well as ! in children, ar.d represents in many | cases a menial disorder requiring j careful study by an expert In order • to get at the Insis of the dls- | turtancj p.nd thus !o correcl it. i A child whL's? mind Is troubled ! by sonic sccial or moral condition j that it does not understand may lie i I in Irdcr to ccnipensste In Its own , mind for the conflict that is going | ni. Hence it is especially necessary Ihut the parents be suffici- ] eiilly close lo their children to detect lh» mental conflict and to explain it away logically rather than lo force the child into lying hi order to obtain menial quielude. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1-1, 19J BE SURE YOU'RE RIGHT/ .TOV.'. of seii e custaa is dera\ M a"Qov.um. festival ai H. d'jose &di* ijc Aolicily, laier, to gve 'ii5s piga-.i-pJ'a^Uce I'eJjgious Aspect/ it vysci TTOY.Y. - ; uiv, aces - J* sCi-.u? djst a s'aagt pal,',U Ilbsgr,;: talias soo:vas it leaves 1 "He wanted to know how he'd rfcognizo us, so 1 told him I'd be weming the' while flower." 1 1IIKTII OK MALTHUS Kn -—. 14. i7ia. Thcmas R. Mnl- , L'ni's, famrrt E:i-::ish economist, was I Ijoni in Siiirty. LCn;lni!*J. After piiv.-.ti' imcrliig «t imme, Maltliub e:Hi':t'd Catnbridsc>, from which lie giaduateil in 1783. Just Id years lar.?r ho published his celebrated -E«iy en the P.-lncinle o' Pcpulatl-n as It /ifocts the Fu- tiiro Iinpruvciiirnt cr S:cictv," a liubllcation 0:1 which his iairs largely rests". I" tiiis essay Maltluis malntain- ed that p}pu!ation tends tr) in- j crcnse out of proportion to the in- I crease of ]nc-i:;s of subsistence. H.? ,._,. , . I prcdicieo. n period of ovcr-i:op«la- "Oh. Well, I.el'ji Cornproiiiihi', 1 Isr Ecn-Carnv.-.y idea was pernicious t!on on tlic rur'.h and advocated IVoihlng'ort'fi Latest Jokr, for| and that lie would have none of it. nrral restraint in ord.T to check |t May Mean Anything From' And Mr. Hoover's henchmen agreed! the birth rale. Complete Surrender to Alibi , chat to feed the starving in Arkan-' Beginning in 1807, Maltluis held, ' and oilier tlrought-nfllictccl " WASHINGTON LETTER ! , BY RODNEY DUTCHDl piKA Service Writer WASHINGTON, Fob'. 14—Whenever a . little, group -of serious thinkers get together, in VVnsliins- i ^7,"wi,iTe"Hou^"a'"nd gloom apparent right at the start. First the little Goiisrcss, then it thinks' of Cabinet, then it thinks of the While House and finally it lliinks about all Ihe oilier things in the capital. And the more it thinks states would just bo handing om a "dole." Suddenly it appeared lhat Robinson and Caraway had compromised. House and Secretary of . ... --„— Hyde agreed that no„ i.\?Y fl body wouw « ot a "y to ° i1 out ° f lhe S™"? , thm ^ , o1 ; "compromise," but Robinson and t tumks ol the r^vM».o.. ;,^;. ,«H n.^i n ...or- « i~,.« Caraway insisted that it was a lovely compromise just the same. Without havinj any idea whether Hoover or the Arkansas boys were correct, one has to admit that tlie lliro'.ighmit the remainder o! his life, the professorship of history and political economy in the East India company's collage ct Haileybury. LAWYER'S TIP CAUSED ARREST NEW BRITAIN, Cr,nn, (UP)— Ella Sargis look a lip from the city CHURCH EXCUSES • liy "Theretcre said He unto thorn. Ihc harvest truly i-; yrtut. but tiie lahoi-crs art; few; pray yc therefor: the Lord ol the harvest, that He would send forth laborcurtrs ir.to His lira-vest. St. Lake 10:2 "For God to loved the world, that ii? gave His only bst'olluii Sun, that whosoever belleveth in him should not perisli. but have everlasting life." St. John 3:1G Attend Church Sunday CHECKS URGED FOP. TAXES | FOND DU LAC. Wis. (UP)— A I "Safety First" collection of lav payments in the form 'of checks" in- AniWt'ncemenis The Courier NCT:. has been an the gloomier the outlook ^appears. omcom ' e has fceell n 5wcl , demon . Then comeone says: "Oh, well,! ,,,.,, in ,, nf „.„ ....... Wn . h , n<7tnn slralion of tV.c reason Washington let's compromise!" Whereupon| llulhs nl thttt wor(1 _ everyone begins to laugh very: heartily' Indeed. ' ' " You remember that proposition, Tlm« was when the onjy surc- flre laughs .here were the' cxprts- sions "great 'constilutional iaw- erB," qs applied', by one senator to another in debate, am! -Congress, in' its v.-tsdom," as applied by any member to his colleagues in from the "butting" tactics that have developed in wrestling, the bigger "bonelicad" you me the bttlcr. . apparently supported by all mem- bera of Congress who hud the least doubt about Iheir re-elections to pay tiis veterans 83,400,000,000 for their adjusted compensation certificates. When the present- cash value of the certificates WHS coiisiuend-it promptly appeared (hat the meas- thc collective sense. urc ^ ]n o\y meant the doubling of •Always Drain, I.nugh j |1)c nmollnt of t i,,. sp . ca ued bonus For a time the word "compro- Thc aflmhl istralion opposed Ihe raise" was used as a., sort, of double p ropos!>1 vigorously. Now il ap- cntendre. But today there is. never j s Ulat , he bcst the mcrau ,, any doubt about Its meaning. so u . an Bet| nianks.lo a "comroniise veryone aiways gels the joko with- p ro ,. OS!1 i is tnc privilege of bor- out havin? it explained. In Wash-! ro . vin » mo , ( . ctcr.d cf currency wns urc.-'d by tl'orljcd to n-.s.'.-.-! th: :oi!ov.in-; iy.-semor nnd beat up Asabcov j John N. Fc:i. Ire3.-,m?r <-f the town : anncmicciner.'o. ;;-Vkct to U:i' w;h .daagc-rcus' of thc psop'.e ut '.h; inunicipa -; elEctiou to be held April 7: '-J Ssrtoian. who was aliened to havo of Empire ..„...,.,..... E'.oV?n his wife's affections. When | day.?," Fox .raid. "Ho'.fi-itp men and : < S:ir|;is V.-.1S trleci for n-n-support he • barslars arc !o-'jlnj aboiit for ev;n ! he'tl be glad to sur/poil s \nM sums his wife if she didn't prefer the company of Hertorian. The prcsa- ctitcr remarked if he were "any kind c' a man" he'c! lake the law into his own hands. Ella did. o: money, hut they . sr.urn checks ami will make 111 at- 1 tempts against p:rsciis or officiils i whose funds are 'Known to -be in that form." - -^c •; • For I\tiyor A. B. FAIRFIELD For C'ily Trr:'.s;;rer -> ROSS.BEA.V1JKP ire-elcctinn. "nd 'ernii "compromise" now means "retreat," "corpplelc surrender" or "alibi." Mr. Webs'.cr says a compromise is "a seltlcincut reached by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual'concessions." The local definition Is broad enough to cover any case where one party concedes everything ar-ci yet persuades the olhcr parly to admit that the result Is a compromise. Ppzzle: Who "Compromised" money than they already have been permitted to borrow. Tlie Fuller "CDinjiroliiisc" And DS for liutlrr and his court mn'.-Lial. it-'s a question whether Hiillcr compromised with tile administration or vice versa. As everyone: knows, tiir; administralicn came lo Butler and asked him to let it out cf tho Irial which it hn:l arranged for him in a hair-trigger decision. Every available sign had OUT OUR WAY HEAP, r-. OM -TK HMD T.-EOE ? HIS OU MAM HE. RAKl A KioT Tri' .-iosr AFRWO SOME ' Bt-OOO AM' GET A SWCW£l "tfe!-.!. 'EM OlDMT FOR A IAVJIM' ^ AUU AQlsT/ocR/\T%. EM fbq , BoT VOU A CtAAVR- HUM AM MATORE AU-iT Most lately there have been : j ncUc!UMl t!ul gg (lcr ccnt or lta - c . "compromises" on such mailers as ntau(s of , 1]C Amprica]1 .,^, vlc ,, ere the relief of persons starving as the hfarUlv in 5 y lnpa ti lv „-«], B utlcr resull ot drought, the S:i:edley Bul- l»r court martial and thr- cashing of the solrlier bonus It's hard to pick a winner, b'.it if one must decide to whom the honors go for the biRp.cst and tncsl ccmplele compromise of lhe season one finally picks on the Hon. Jce and very sour on Mussolini. First the moviu nudlc-ncrs bc-^an to cheer Butler's picture while i'.icy hissed those of Mustoiuii and Secretary of State Slinua:i. Th:h ih; citizenry began to write letters ar.fi Fend telegrams. Thc court marlUl - - . began lo look more nnd more lil:? Robinson of Arkan?ns ( Democratic ,, poKji^j blunder. Butler ajrccri leader in the Senate. j ,„ vritc a lcucr 0[ rc ,, ct tth , c; , H wf." Jee. who was soing to give i wculd te usci for iiublication. That liis life's blood for the starvinsiuas his "compromiss." Tlic Mi- farmers of the ercftt but nt least ministration ayrcrrt that It would temporarily impoverished state of cancel the. court i::artlnl. an impre- Arkausas. H was. Joe wlio crdcntcd ngrctinent. and give But- promised to force n special session | ier a mere reprimand. That was of Congress .unless money was voted, (he administration's "compromise." to feed the starving. ' > Anyway, it proved thai the admin- Hcrfiver Atfnckcd riaa • j istiation knows how to "compro- Mr. Hoover said that the Robin- j misc." Mental Disorders May ] Cause Children lo Lie; IIY nit. MORRIS FISIIitKIN | Tlie child, wh.n u fi, Im >, i:it i th- Editor. Journal of the American world, has n<\ kn:>-.\; .IB,. 0 [ r j,.|..i or .Mcdiral Assccintion. nml of Hy- Hcallli ftiui r.s cv[). determine:! by i;.-. |:.i;i ntf If p.ir- O:ie pioblom lhat dlstvirbs liar-i oils compel tl-- cinifl In dn .-.oinc-i iMits ai much o.n tiny olher Is thr-.thlni: whirli it feels i- ;'.i-jii-t. i; is: tendency of chiUlren to invent th;; likely t» rer.;:i.ivl bv i.-r.ntmnn mi most fantastic explanations forjthn form of cqiji^-^Tauiin and c\a- tliclr actions land to indulge in'sion. | what is plainly and bluntly called; The pa;-.i:;.<. nvo s r : murh mnvr! lyili?. un what sometimes appeals ]xiwciliil ll.rni t]:r (i!-.,d tint thr-i t~ be .s'.lalu provocation. j child rf ncc:-.-.-ity rr:i:::uh lo s'lh-' In assicntion with recent at- . t n rfnge if c:niijir-K.~ci ii, dn r-.n:^* irnipu lo amlvre scienlirienlly the tiiin? ll:al il iloe- K-I* iin::->t:,,.in-|.! nascns for the conduct of the Uencr. ns Doctor Ali-\ uidcr ii-.nl>. child. Hie psycholngisK have Riven who dci-.mnds iv:.ir:i.-ioiif \.'. iln- .•;:rriiii aUciu^on tc ilils ptobleiii. c'niid I- eompnn^^t^ ::\ s^i\in u;;ni- Pi-ck. e s~r Kr^u;'. Aicxur.iier be- nci In oL-iicr thru it iii.iy i.^.ili^e Jir licvcs tint fhiUlmi 1': because valur- of re":iicl:oii'. The pan nl.; they need to lie mere than do' shcuM. <-.; en;...,-. n:<>a\cy t-i HD- adults In older lo :.ailsfy th"ir dcrslir.d lhe 1-0:15011 lor \jiicus .:i- j wishes and mnlnlaln tiiemjclv.is to-, hlbllions. I v.:ird tlie uiitfi- world. Thcrcfiic, : The child i:c-?r,iri in ils p.-,-..-i;t ch;idr,-;i )ic b::aiue adu'.'.s compel a Hutir:. V. i: .il-.ajj, thr.'.cii-' I!''in lo lie. • dency r.f tiic:? who «= dci>;udci;t The Empress of Germany was taught as a girl to mix dough and bake bread. Housekeeping was a serious problem i'or Queen Victoria of England. The Empress of China sent anxiously to remote parts of Asia for delicacies to serve to guests. When you as a housewife enter the portals of your new home, whether it is a small apartment or a residence of magnificent proportions, you are truly a queen with power greater and swifter than any «of these regal lad ies possessed over their own tables. You have behind you the organized resoarces of the greatest merchants in all the world. These merchants do not wait i'or your orders. They anticipate chem! Bread? Merchant-bakers will deliver ii promptly to your order, in waxed paper, warm from tne uven, perfectly mixed and baked to perfection! . Housekeeping? No special training i.; this today; I'or mechanical servants serve turn, and llvj advertisements an.- always r guide and advise you in your selection of nishings or household aids. for ou at every v hand to food, fur- Gueslrf? AdvcitiHCi's have m.uk- tiio avt oT Uiinin.g one of the most precious ;uri\mpliiiiimem.i ol' American lidsLofiscs... and thoii- .-"utho-ritauvc advice helps you ivK'cj'i: every delii?hli'ul social occasion. AdvevuscnHuit.s have nuidc you truly a Queen in i.iio American Home!