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PAGE THE BL3rr!lEVILLE COURIER .NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHEKS , O. R. BABCOCK, Editor , H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Solo National Advertising Representatives: , Arkansas ; Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Dclroit,; St.'Louis, Dnllns, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Enteicd as second class matter at Ilio post office At Blylhcvlllc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by (her United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City ol Illylhcvlllo, ISc ]icr week, or .$6.60 per year, iir'advanco. By mail, wlthtii a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, 5150 for six months. 75o for three months; by mall tn postal zones U'0;!o six, inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and elglit, $10.00 per year, payable in' advance. Short Sigltled In a recent article in Liberty Magazine, Mr. Donald Comer, priwi- dent of the Avomlnlc mills, Birmingham, and of the American Cotton Manufacturers association, lakes nn cx- aggeitUcdly nltmnisl view of increas- injr Japanese competition with tlie American textile industry. It is true, as Jlr. Comer points out, that American imports of Japanese texlUcs have Increased in recent years. It is probably also true Hint while they amount to only about one per cent of our total domestic production of cotton fabrics they sire sufficient to be destructive of tiic prosperity of American manufacturers of certain low price fabrics in which the Japanese specialize. But it does nol follow Dial it \vonW l;o to America's advantage to erect barriers against these imports. ' To the contrary any such policy would do more harm than good and would be especially harmful to the section oi" the country of which Mr. Comer is a resident. American imports.of Japanese cotton textiles arc running at the rate of about $'1,000,000 per year. Japaneso purchases of American raw cotton in tho crop year ended last July 81 amounted to about $JOO,000,000.' Mr. Comer would risk antauoiiix.ing u hundred million dollar customer in the hope of regaining business worth four per cent of that amount. The cotton growers of this country may well lake v a different' view. Mr. Comer complains of thr/' cheap labor Ilia I enables Japan to-undersell all > competitors in certain grades of cheap cotton cloth. \V C in America would be wise to consider how Japan's -ability to manufacture at low cost might bo turned to our advantage. Japan is gaining dominance in China, the| world's greatest market for low • price cotton fabrics, and is invading , the markets ol' India and other Asiatic countries and of Africa and South America. A few American fertile manufacturers, who acknowledge their inability to compete with Japan in these foreign markets, would save for themselves a few million dollars worth of domestic business by'cxlonding the act under which Japanese immigrants are excluded from this country to apply . also to the products of Japanese labor and thus, in the words of Mr. Comer, bar "the product of cheap Japanese labor as well as the Japan- _BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY cse himself." J)ut several million American cotton producers, among whose foreign customers japan is already one of the best, would prefer to see an extension and a strengthening of trade tics between the two countries, to the end that the cotton fabric for which Japan is developing markets may be made from American grown cotton, Freedom Apparently lacking in any positive program of his own, and unable or unwilling to take issue with the Roosevelt administration on definite . and debatable points of program and policy,,Candidate Alf Landon has proclaimed himself (hu new apostle of American liberty and is going up and down the land waving the banner of freedom and summoning to his standard the victims of Uoosoveltian oppression. The man who shouts for good old American liberty is bound to get some applause. It is. one tiling that most of us are in favor of. Hut if Mr. Landon expects to «ct votes enough to put him in Ui u White' House he will have to give some attention to more controversial issues. Already a good many voting citr/.ens are beginning(o iisk themselves what liberties have been denied them by the Roosevelt administration and what liberties i.would .be endangered by its continuance. And the only answer at which they can arrive is that for all desirable purposes'they arc as free as ever, if not more .so. There has been • some small infringement upon the liberty of certain small groups to defraud and exploit their fellow citizens and some modest curlailnici/t: of the sacred right of the less fortunate and less strong nicmbers of society to .sillier from hunger and cold without governmental interference, but that is all. If Candidate Landon | honestly believes that liberty is in danger in this country and that the preservation of freedom is the great issue in this campaign he should get down to cases. Otherwise the suspicion j s likely to grow that, unwilling to oppose the administration on any'; real issue, he is trying to create a false one. •' And speaking of liberty, 'in whose camp in this campaign arc to be found the sympathizers with fascism, (he admirers of Mussolini and Hitler? A 30-di\y scries of baths in lii c atmosphere of any European country will prompt gratitude for what we have ami make nil dIsstiUsn=<l persons belter American citizens. — Daniel C. Hoper, secretary of commerce, returning from abroad. * * * I could never succeed in pleasing audiences from the chin tip, but, when taste has changed again T may try my Imiirt once more at nleas- I«B Hicrn from the chin down. —Daniel Frohman, stage producer, commenting en present. popularity of "intellectual 11 plays. By Williams OKJ - COME AWN/ Nil PUT SOME LIFE IMTO AWRIGHT/ AWRI6H7".' BUT /° U 'LL BE SOGKy; WHEN J BREAK MV ARM CRANK, AW' HAVE TO KEEP IT IMA SLIW6 - WHUT'LL YOU CO PER A (J^AMKER THEN, HUH? I GUE55 SDU'LL J|ST HAFTA STAY AT HOME, TILL THE ^^===^=1 IT- WE'RE LATE, WOW/ I $ QLANCES By George Clark listen, it's '"tc of son and (he kiris to ' V .1 . , ' IJ ' L "ins 1 to droii 1 ' in and sec me, and the boss doesn't object to an occasional dniil: on (he house, but Ihicc and font Units every iliiy—" :;ad Poison Js Hazard lo Workers Employed in Painting Trades OUR BOARDING HOUSE YOU SATURDAY; AUGUST 29 ' WithMajoT^j^ TAVjf A 'WlH 1 OMLY ' WOU6AWP ]%. BLOW I PEK1MEP CARP TO TrV ^ YOUR HEAP 1M K •DERBY. WVA&N YOUTZtTURM TO TWE TWO WEEK'S 1M EVER ISKSPER TOLP HER WE'D HAVE YOU AND "FOR SHIPMENT UMCLE OUT OF TV-V "PICTURE AMD OP "REAPING HARVEST, it COST MA3OK *£Q - WAVE YOU UP E . •/ I ^" • r.-.-i.-.J]-—"I > ^C-;l-.-., !/--<; UlOME, TO - ...... ....... - ..... _______ must be diminished by use of glovss lly 1)11. M(Wm-> IlblllillN IMilor, Journal uf the American Slrdiciil Assorinliui], ami of Ily Ki'hl, (he Health Maga/Ine If there is nny group of worker; likely to sufler more Ulan others fiom materials associated with industry, It is men who arc concerned ivllli painting In all its forms. Many different types of chemicals are used in modern piinls. UoiiEL' painters use oils and lur- lionllna, with p«in:nU derived frim copper and lead. They nbo use varnishes, 'driers, nnd caustic inijstnnces, any of which may IK associated with production of irritations to the skin or with dis- s?. '1'alntsrs also use ti product called "white Eplrit," derived from petroleum. This substance adds not only lo the danger from lira and explosion, but also to the daii- Ker of poisoning. Incklenially, the disagreeable odor of "while .spirit" ts disguised by such chemicals as nl(robeim>t nnd amyl acetate. which introduce otter \\M- arcls uf posinn. It may ba seen merely from a llttlng of these materials' Unit. Ifcc house painter or decorator ts subject !o some extraordinary hazards. .. . * * ' * - ' • Painters of motor cars and coaches suffer from oilier hazard;; peculiar lo that industry which attend such processes ns riibbin» with pumice, polishing, and dipping, nnd us; of poisonous mixtures. -?>'•':,' For-, years it has been known (hat white lead Is particularly pot- E01I3US, and Hint painting involving use of this substance is ii dangerous occupation. Among 578 cases of lead poisoning, 27 p» r cent ol the victims were painters. In addition to lead poisoning, however, painters were found to b°3 .suffering from inflammations of the kidneys ami from disturbances of the heart associated with degeneration of the tissues, brought about by factors concerned in tlieir work. Many of these conditions arc insidious In their onset, and men afflicted with slight degrees of poisoning will go on working for many years, not realizin» tl'e extent to which their bodies nre being nlTec-tcd by the chemicals with which (hey work. t • * . Incidentally, as an inrliration of the special hazards of this occupation, painters arc found tu <Ib 'earlier and more oftcner from tuberculosis than are carpontori or other artisans. Workmen employed in sma il rooms l:anciling such fi ns turpentine, toluol, or chemicals are especially lo inflammations of the i of the. kidneys. Tho .linings of the throat, the bronchtal tubes, and tr c surface of the eyes arc affeclcd by fuin"s £tt frea by chemicals, eilioeialiy when they are used hot. .\s a result, there occur fibrous clnn ZC 3 as well as Inflammations of r--^ IK' sues. ' " Thus; the principal riaii^r in " ^"""If "'""sti-s- arises from hnT ,h ^ a " rt its ™«i«iinds. but there are other d3ii», TJ ., W3 . ' helpful in lessening the risk. 'The contact Of the worker wilh the lead land spcclnl. musks to controTin- halation of dust. Workmen should, in addition wear special overalls and take them CM as scon ns they lenvc t!'" workshop. Ontsids clothing should be kept In a cupboard, protected | from the dust, so that it will not carry any out whtu workers lenvs. Workers should also ha provided accommodations, | this should t ake ^ cM accoll]lL symptoms of lead p simila subject io s an d '' with soap, nail brushes, and towels sa I the early ns to vasli their hands frequently I sonln» while at their (asks. Workmen In tr.e lead Indiistry should never eat The subject or smoke during- work and should also wash the mouth frequently, but particularly at ths end of tto day. Workmen also should arrange to have p least once of iutoxicati drinks has been investigated scientific laboratories, but the . act limit for alcoholic content intoxicating beverages cannot set, due to the .wide variance -' "."" o'luiuu arrange; £ec, «Ue to tic wide Vlriinrp physical examinations at the manner that Id fferen i ereo e every six ,,, o , lt hs, and (are affected by alcohol ,,IH jiiK.-iKta tn vrni-nux K<nv for four jt-iir.H. , Sl,o wnnhi I niorrtcd -und kc.-|i her J,fi, ' IIOU i» S '(' T< i " Ir ' T<1 » ""'• i jvoiv Go ox writ''i'ii " CEIAPTEU III j^T Hie sound of Virginia's voice, Jiidilh and Sieve sprang apart;. : "Damn!" said Sfcvo in a low voice. ''She'd naturally, choose tliis.time lo come popping in here. I'll skip.along, Judith. I can see you tomorrow. ,™ Judilh tumc d in the hallway. There's no need for your running away, Steve. Plense stay n lilllp ' while." .Stephen stayed, finding it'im- possible to do anything else. Lilo the hide apartment, as ii on the crest ot n typhoon, came Bob and Virginia Benl-wilh Tony Lynch. -ttel-Io, Sieve!" exclaimed Toby, extending his hand. Without en- Ihusinsm Steve shook bands witli him, returning his'greeting 'with an unenthusiaslic, "How arc you, •loby? The hyo were a's unlike as possible. Steve Fowler was tall and solid ancl thoughlful. loby was small, almoit rolund "" apparently had never pos- ID1UID sessed continuous train of n o Ihought in his life. Yet, mysteriously a tu i unaccountably, he managed to get along in the'world quite as well ns Steve. Virginia shot a glance toward Judith. "You nnd Sieve didn't plan on going out, did you? Wo thought we'd just drop in fol . ., hve-cornevcti chat. That thing Bob is holding bcfnncl him isn't us hat. It's a bottle of cocktails." "And what cocktails," mentioned Toby. "The Ucnt Special!" wilh nn effort Judith tried lo project hoi-self info a lighter mood. Sho held out her hand for Dob's container of cocktails. "I'll chill them in the refrigerator a while. There nrc cigavets on the little table there.' Steve followed her into (he . ., -.••.^.,^, ( Jlul ujiu uti; kitchenet. "Wiial's the idea of en- coitrogmg them to slay?" he whis- , -- ver lead compoimis are wscrt. precautionary m ™<.: 1: c s are I'll) YOU XAMK Till; QUIXS l-cllo«i, lg is the corrert Mcn- nniticin nf the (lUinUijild ,,j c . «i<s aluioaring on r.i sr j of todays. Courier \r« 5 . chC( , k ynur guesses ngalust this list "crc you able lo hlculify all Ihc babies corrcctlv? 1. ANXETIE, ',3 v.ry. 1. CKCH.C.' '-»&•* 3. SIARIE. 4. EMIL1E. 5. VVOXXE. knoiv I wanted lo pored. "Yon talk lo you." Not looking at him, she opened Jhe refrigerator door and set the bplfle of cocktails' against the icy Pipe?. "I can't send them away." flic said quietly. "And I think everything was clear, wasn't it, even before they came?" "You mean we're finished?" ' Steve was about to speak when lobys raucous voice carried into the kilchcnet. "If you lwo do]Vt get away from (hat refrigerator those cocktails will have no chance at all lo chill!" * » * DESIGNEDLY, Sieve relumed with Judith to the other room. He looked at Toby, his eyes clouded svith ill concealed contcmnt. He had never cared much for Lynch, and he liked him oven less JuJilh !mned. "Therei no med of j>oiif running attay. Sieve," sin! said. More than once he had sug- gesled lo Judith thai she should have nothing to do wilh him. "But he's perfectly harmless," Judith always defended. "..\j,d he's n good friend of Virginia's and Bob's—so what can we do?" Steve had said nothing to Judith about the slory that wns drifting around. It was one of those stories which a man will hide Irom the women of his acquaintance no mnller what he dunks O f the protagonist ot the story. 1 Toby Lynch was supposed to have apaiimcnt and scare up some sandwiches. These males look hungry, and I can tell they're dying to discuss the baseball scores." Toby grinned at Bob. "The perfect wife," he complimented. "How does a rmtg like you manage lo keep her?" met this with a pleasant laugh, nnd steered Judith out the door. When they had gone, Bob said, "1 tfon't keep her Toby. She keeps herself. That's one of the advantages of having - — —i-i—* « *v i in vi,; \i\:\ - '*• »"v- d\< vuni«ij£i;:> ui llu VjiiE* suadcd a girl to share iiis apart- n wif c who's self-supporting She mcnt willi him in lim «t m,,._:.__ Knows she can leave any time slic wants to. So she doesn't Ica'vc, and she's perfectly happy." Toby laughed. He turned to Sieve speculatively. "I've been expecting you and Judith to take the leap any day now, Steve." Thoughtfully Steve twisted his Pipe in fingers. "Well . . . you Sieve „— ,_ ...,,.». ,,,., tij^di t~ mcnt willi him in lieu of m.irriage Part of tile slory \vr,s Hint they were very mucli in love, nnd unable to marry—but (his failed lo colidone the mailer Fowler's mind. He , m . VCI seen Toby Lynch in |h c compnn\ of a young woman, nr.d this lent credence to the story rather tlnn not. The conversation, chilled a little by Steve's silence ap.d Judith's obvious prcoccupalion, wont vofh- cr badly. Finally, in desperation Rob went to the kittt.enct and brought out his cocktails. They warmed the loquaeioii? Tobv inlo a running fire of comment", succeeded in mellowing the ' nnd e ens But Sieve drank Hide, and Judith ihvays limited herself to one cocktail. Yet Virginia made no move to leave, and Judilh realized thai £ lio intended to keep herself and Toby •md Bob Ihciro until Steve Fowler lad departed. Thinly Viifinio wasn't goiiiR to leave Judith ji] 0 n' c with him agaiii. At Icnglli rhe ret down i lc .glass nnd (jot up. Steve looked relieved— but he was to EufTc-r ciis- dppointment. "Judith," she said ''let's you and I go over to' my see, I nelly. don't agree with Bob ex- I suppose Judith and I could marry if I were willing Id liaye her keep her job. But I'm not. I've always had an idea that a man should support his wife." '•I had that idea, too," Eob said, grinning. "But Virginia convinced me that I was wrong. I've always been a weak-willed person!" "There's nothing wrong wilh both Hie wife and the husband working," Toby insisted. "It's the solution to modern conditions. Oi- .it least, it's been tho solution for the past five or six years. This guy Dan Cupid never heard of a depression. He just goes around raising the devil as if Micro were no such thing as a salary cul. I flunk Bob's drnd tight, Steve." He paused and looked at Fowler. "You can carry pride too far, you know," "It's riot entirely a mailer of pride," Steve told him. ''i', never believed ;i married worn; should work—not when there a thousands of single girls lookii 1 . for jobs and not finding them."! ''That's a specious argument' Bob put in. "Oh, m g rant fh | there are some married worn* working in offlces—married worf en who could get along on tl husband's salary. But most they re women who are so \v trained that their job could really bo filled by the avera single girl looking for a job Le take Virginia and myself as : example. Suppose I hadn't ma ned; her? She'd be working her job, just as she is now. ! what difference does it make the unemployment silualif whether we're married or ui ' n'ed? Kb, Sieve. ... I „,„ you're frying (o work up a log cal, economic argument to just fy your pride." Steve smiled slowly. "Mayl so."- ," put in Toby, twislir}! impatiently in his chair "IN even go one slep further 'ths' Bob. f "What do you mean?" askd Steve, raising his head! I "Bob and Virginia took a bi chance when they married." 1 "With clue respect to Bob i can't see that they did," Stei-l Argued. "Both have jobs. EUhd lob would probably support th! two of them, if they were carefi and willing lo make sacrifices, eant see that they took an chance at all." ^ "You're wrong Steve" sal loby, nsing and walking towar. the box of cigarcts on the liltl able. Carefully he took one ur ightccl it. "Lo^ hcrc lt , s . ivelj known fact about human najl lure lhat people want whal Ihe'll cant have. Suppose Bob anil Virginia had wanted to m.irnl olily because it looked ,15 j[ t) lc ,; couldn't? Tlien discovered after" vard they'd made flic wron; nove. That would have been bad vouldn't it?" "I'm afraid I'm hot foil -on very well," Steve snidA "There's only one sensible .- 0 | U ^ ion (o (lie problem of (wo people n love who can't marry for economic reasons," Toby Lynch went on. "They should simply share in apartment together, split n || he expenses. Then when busi- icss roturtts (o normal, when all lie salary culs arc restored and he birds start singing in the lrces, ! hose two can look at each other and decide whether they should -eally many." "It's a nice idea for (he man," '" " '-"'-" "But what I I know it's | very modern world—but most people still think a lot of Iho mar- iage rile." Toby snorted. "You'd he sur- irisctl at the number of such I •oung couples right in this town I oday. And as for the girl—any f vomaii who's really in love isl villing lo make the sacrifice, tl ell j-oii, Sieve, it's (lie only way. I You won't lose any o£ your real I riends. and the others don't mat-1 er. That's the thing for you andl Judith—" Toby Lynch did not finish. Inl vliat seemed to be one imcon-l reliable movement. Steve Fowler I eaped from his chsir and knockcdl Toby sprawling against the tab,^ (To Be Continued) f J Steve said quietly. inppcns to the girl?