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FOUR feiA'THJiJVJLLiD '(ARK.) COURIER NK\VS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS" ' THS COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS., , ~. -> ,; C. B. BABOOOK, Editor . , H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager • Bcle National Advertising Eepr««entatlves: I -Arkansas Dallies, Ino, New" York, Chicago, Detroit, Bt. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. , Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday liitered as second class matter at the post jffice at Blylhevlllf, Arkansas, under "M of Congress, October 9, 1917, Served by the Cnlt«a Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier to Ihti City ot Elythevllle, I5o per veeK, or 65o per month. By mall, within n radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $150 for six month;, ISc for three months; by moil In postal; zones two to six, Inclusive. 4050 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Politics Overstepping Limit ill Appoinlmenis If anything' ought to he obvious in Washington these days, it is the fact that we have; got far hcyoml the point where we can safely let, party polities have a' hand in the naming of government servants. That worked fairly well during our early history, when the federal government's machine was relatively small and affected : only a few people. Rut to go on with it in an era when the government is doing things which affect every individual in the country is sheer madness. An illuminating case in point is the trouble which is now besotting the Social Security Board. Rodney Dutcher' pointed out the other day that the senate voted into an appropriation bill a harmless-looking little rider requiring that all of the Social Security Board's appointees who receive more than ?5,000 a year must he confirmed by the sonatc. Now the Social Security T5oard is going tc^Jiave to administer the most IrdniGudous insurance scheme ever conjured into being. Upwards of 20,000,000 Americans are contributing lo the funds which it is to care for and dispense. It will need a considerable corps of lawyers, economists, insurance experts and executives, and it is to the interest of the entire country that these people be chosen on a basis of pure merit. • ( ;... ' ,, ,.Practically all of ll)csc r cxp'fii'ts will fall in the morc-ihah-S5,000-a-j'cnr class. And what the senate is trying lo do is remove them from the "merit system and make political patronage out of their appointment. It would be hard to think of a more Completely indefensible bit of political chicanery than this. To the credit of the House of Representatives, it has voted lo put all Social Security Boaixl appointees—experts, lawyers and all—under straight civil service rules. The disputed bill is now in conference; and Dutcher reports that the senate conferees, who are resisting this effort to establish the merit system, include such eminent statesmen as Senators 'Glass of Virginia, Byrnes of South Carolina, Russell of Georgia, Adams of Colorado, and Steiwer of Oregon. How is a stand like that to be defended on any rational basis? The WEDNESDAY, MAY : 12, answer is clear: it isn't. We could endure that sort of thing GO years ago, when government employes were comparatively few; we can't possibly endure it now, when they arc many :ind have responsibilities which all'cct the lives of all of us. We have heard a good deal of loose talk lately about Hie destruction of the American form of government.: It ought to be pointed out that in tho long run no surer way of destroying it could be devised than to give it ever- increasing duties—and compel it to meet thorn with .stall's of "experts" chosen by parly hacks for political ad- vanlago. Germany \Vill Try Again Say what you like about the German government, you 'must admit that it isn't easily scared. Hard on the heels of news of the liindenbnrg. disaster cities word that work will be pushed on construction of the big dirigible's sister ship, the LZ-130, whose framework is now nearing completion at Krimlricbshafen. Air Minister Goering declares that "airship building in Germany must not be discouraged," and it -is expected that the new ship will-'go into commercial trans-Atlantic service before tile summer is over. Coming after so many other dirigible disasters, the Hindcnbiirg craH h ini'ght well have' caused the Germans to throw up their hands mid say, "It's just no use." But the Germans seem convinced that the airship has a useful part to play in modern life—and they apparently have the dogged determination to stick with it until they have proved their point, Tliti Way of a f Prophet* Every so often some "psychic" seer —astrologer, crystal gazer, ouija board export,,'or what-not—bursts info print, with prophesy. Kach time the seer declares that he (or she) has a long list of past prophesies which hit the nail right on the head; and since people seldom bother to check up on the new prophesies, his reputation as a seer is thus enhanced. Someone recently took the pains to go back in tho files and examine the predictions of a Cleveland prophet who gave tongue on Feb. 4, 1S13C. This prophet claimed to have predicted the Morro Castle disaster, the murder of Hucy Long, and the Pickford-Fairbanks divorce. Yes, he was good, all right. So he gave vent to two new prophesies. And what were they? That Hitler wptild die before Jan. 1, 1.037—and that Bruno Hauptmann. would never be executed! Most of these ".seers" would p iin out just that way, if anyone else bothered to remember what they were prophesying. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark COI>;t 1931 m hEASCRVICE. INC. T, M, RED. IJ, S.?M. OFF "We would have left your place much earlier lasl night, but my wife was afraid your wife would think we weren't having a good lime." We load such sedentary m-c.s thai the majority of ns have lost the sense of vigorous more- mcnl; young people Into to the modern (t,,,,cc for release. -Ruth Murray, dance instructor. OUT OUR WAY By Williams GOOD GOSH i IF A \ / NO - MO '. THAT PACT'S GUV MMCE5 A JOB V / ALL RIGHT.' GET OWE EASY FOIZ MIS5ELF, OP THE BEDS, BUT HE AIMT DOlM' / \ AUTO SEATS AQE NOTHIM'- HE'S / . \ SUPPOSED TO l-MY... HB'S — / '\ MATCH - THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson AFRAID * X t<, MARION WHITE Cl t<, MARION WHITE ClWHttSEWlcyNC CAST 01' OHAUACTHIIS JOA.\ JiAllKKTT, heroine, aec- Jol, , -inii.v H i:\imv, uiini lui-nl liruil. lll>H AMIIIKWS, Hci nlur Lllirlncr mij JoniL' KV1III, I||-:M>KV, KucT lU-nJry'fl iili-cc mid Jou invc»i- ry'n ]u- llli-, Julia '« rtrnl la I'll I MI' Hi:\'l>HY, Sybil 1 ' ml lirr. I'OKOTHY STARKH, Jonn'« lrllinoil frlruil. OIIAIII.KN NORTON. Ciillfurnla llnliif; iirumutcr. YfKloriliiyi I'ljlllp iilnj-j. up In Ml>.x lliilih-iju, M-frf»nrj- i>f lite KiiKtiiinii hit',, Mini,)!, mid uhllilns l"-r |iri>nj|.s|. to produce Jcmn's Si-nine record, CHAPTER XIX YBIL camo info the office «' GENERALLY CONCEDED TO BE THE FINEST OF ALL THE CONSTELLATIONS, IS VISIBLE, IN PART AT LEAST, OF ALL THE CVT/W™ NOT OKIE IS NAMED' FOR, THOMAS MARSHALL, AUTHOR. OF THE FAMOUS SAVING, " WHA r THK cou/vr/sy GOOD CE/VT CfGAR." corn. 15JJ BY N STORMS HAVE POPULATED REMOTE ISLANDS WITH ANIMAL LIFE BY DRIVING BIRDS OUT OF THBR COURSES. Thursday morning. She de-! sccnded upon il with breath-baking glamour, striking the impressionable young office girls speechless" with awe and admiration. Ten or 15 minutes later, Sybil and Rob entered Joan's office together. Joan was surprised lo see Sybil, bul she greeted her cordially. "Sybil wauls us out for dinner tonight, Joan," he staled, ques- lioningly. "Tonight?" she repeated, wondering if he had already accepted the invitation. "Yes. I explained Ihat I'm leaving for Washington al midnight—" "You can come, nevertheless," Sybil interrupted. "It's just a quiet family party, Joan. Jusl Ihe three of us and my uncle. Thursday, you know, is Abraham's regular night out, and I like lo | have Uncle John dine with me. He dislikes restaurants . . ." jVTK. HENDRY, however, pleaded a dinner engagement with his friend Norton, and Sybil insisted dial Hie date stand, just for the three of them—Dob, Joan ~nd herself. "I know you aren't keen about it," Bob apologized lo Joan aflei Sybi.' had gone, "but.there just didn't seem any way out of it." "I don't mind at all," Joan assured him, smiling. But she remembered Dorothy's words about Sybil's feeling for Bob, and she felt vaguely uneasy. It was peculiar that Sybil should have gone lo Bob's office first, to invite him before she had spoken to the others. "Well, I mind," Bob said heartily. "I'd rather have you to myself tonight. I may be gone two whole days—" "Tv.'o whole days!" Joan laughed, reassured. The dinner, of course, was perfect. Joan wondered If she would ever be able to do as well in her own home. She doubted it. There was Jennings, for one thing. She knew that there would never be a place for him—or anyone like him—in Ihcir future home. Bob would agree with her in (hat. /Rather for them, a genial black Abraham, or a homely, hearty Mrs. McQonald. And upon neither of these 1 could one depend for formal perfeclipn. *'• * * 'VOUR dinners are always per- feel, Sybil," Bob commented, as they finished dessert. "I'm so glafl you enjoy them, 3ob," Sybil replied gracious!/*. 'It is always such a pleasure to have you' here . . . Shall we have collee in the living room? We can lake our time there . . ." She rose and led tho way. A moment later, she remarked: 'I am sorry that you must leave early, Boh. What time is the train?" "Midnight. Bui I wanl to slop at Ihe Inn first to see your uncle." "Did he and Mr. Norton dine at the Inn3" Sybil was surprised. "They intended to, I believe.' "I suppose," she reflected, "that I might have asked them both to join us. But I assumed that they were staying in town." Bob shook his head. "I wish they had," he said cryptically. "Why?" "Gh, we had some difficulty al the office this afternoon ..." Joan tried to catch his eye, bul they were seated side by side on the divan, and Sybil, opposite was watching too closely. It was not wise, she thought, to discuss that affair too freely. Even though The constellation, Orion, is rich in story lore. It was mentioned mans lines by the Greek poets', Homer ami Hcsiod, ns ucl] as in the Book 01 Job. Orion was a mighty hunter, and as he is pictured in the sky, the jlant. red star Bctclgcuse forms his right shoulder, and the bright Higcl forms his left fool. Sybil niece. were Mr. Hendry's own "What happened?" Sybil asked with curiosity. "The owner of this mine your uncle has arranged to buy," BoL went on to explain, "sent wore that he'd be in town this Saturday to complete the sale. He wants his money in cash—forty thousand dollars." "In cash?" Sybil exclaimed. Bob nodded. "It sounds crazy I know. Bul (hal's the way it is Well, it takes a bit of fmancia juggling to get that much casl together. Mr. Hendry arranged for the sale of certain securities to be paid for in cash, thinking the sale would go through tomoi row. Instead, however, it wa made this afternoon, and abou ten minutes after your uncle lefl the messenger showed up with approximately forty thousand dol lars in cash, to be paid over tc Mr. Hendry personally." 'And you left il in the oftice?" Sybil asked eagerly. "No. The messenger wanted it 3Ut of his hands as quk'kly as lossiblo, bul his orders were to give il to nobody but Mr. Hendry limself. So lie came out here to jrcen Hills with il." * * * <T)UT the messenger?" Sybil asked. "Suppose he tells someone?" > "He's not likely lo," Bob assured her. "He's responsible—• ind bonded." Then, in a lighter one: "Bul suppose we slop worrying about it. I've said al- ogelher loo much myself .... What's Philip doing wilh himself hese days, Sybil? I haven't seen him since the holidays." A peculiar smile came U) Sybil's ips. "Philip's been oul of town," she announced. "He's been in Chicago since the first of April, and then he was sent to Seattle. Joan's heart turned over. "He's working?" Bob inquired with interest. "Yes. And doing well, loo." "Just what is he doing?" "He's making some sorl of a— oh, a survey, I guess you would call it." Sybil pretended to be ( groping for the right words. V "However, I've been cautioned not to discuss it, for the time being." Joan fought to maintain her composure. Was it coincidence that had taken Philip to Chicago and Uien to Seattle? Was Sybil telling the truth about his new job? Or was it a survey for Sybil that he was making—or for Mr. Hendry—a survey into the background of Joan Barrett? It seemed almost as if Sybil were trying to tell her lhal. To frighten her away, perhaps, and leave the field clear for her conquest of Bob. ' But she would not be frightened. Let Philip survey Seatllc, if he must. Dorothy Starke could offset any stories that he wight bring back ... Oul in the hallway, the telephone rang, and Joan heard Jennings answer it. A moment later lie appeared at the door: "Long distance for you, Miss Sybil," he announced. Sybil rose quickly. "That may be Philip now," she remarked. . . "Will you both excuse me?" When she returned lo the living room several minutes later, there was a malevolent gleam in her eyes. She looked straight al Joan as she said: "It was Philip, phoning from San Francisco. And he told .me that lie's jusl unearthed some choice gossip!". .,,'.. / Joan paled. Now she, was ccr-l tain about Philip's .survey. (To Be Continued) comfort after exertion, shortness of breath, swelling of the feel, bluencss of the complexion, and other symptoms which indicate lhal Hie tissues of the body are nol receiving amount 1 ; of oxygenized blootl. Such cases demand constant, careful watching. 10 Years Ago From the Flies of the BlyUicvillc Courier News XLXT: What is used for sno«' in moving pictures? Rcsl Is Important in Protecting Children From Rheumatic Fever (No. 211) I!V I)H. MOUKIS FISllllKIN Ktlilnr, .lournM of llic American Mrdic;il Association, nutl of Ilyeriii, (he Health Majarine In Ihe prevention of rheumatic "ever, attention must lie clvcn to mprovuiE; the general health of children. The child should lead a (inlet, rrattnl life. Ho must have |ilenty if rest and recreation. • Fatisuc and exhaustion interfere with a child's disci-lion. ;,rai leave him prey to infecUDii. For children who arc cxc-i-Mingly nervous and who tire easily. ;\ ;est pcricd of ft half hour br'ore and after meals Is recommended. Damp, wet clothing always should be removed froai n child when he comes Indoors, and lie should always wear enough cloth- hiS to Insure warmth. There should be plenty of fresh air in his' sloping quarters. Inn this air should not be clam() O r irritating. Children who suffer tram sinus diseases or,other disturbances (of ;thej nose and ;hroal sometimes'are harmed by parents' over-enthusiasm In the matter of providing fresh air. If a child has a diet with plenty of milk, butter, eggs, leafy green vegetables, fruits, cod liver oil, and other foods providing .-,rte- quatc amounts of protein, c.ivbo- hydvatc, fat, mineral sails, and vitamins, his nutrition win t f !al _ Isfactory. If the youngster has a (enderi- Thiimlay, Slay 12, 1027 ST. LOUIS. Mo.—Capt. Charles jiudbergb. only lone pilot entered n the 525,000 Orleig trans-Atlan- tic -outcst, left here today on the iccond lap of his trans-continental night for Roosevelt Field, N. Y.. v.here he expects lo put his Ryan nonapliuiD in shape for the Now York-to-1'aris hop. Perhaps thu most delightful af- fair in the history of the p. E, O. club of Blythcville was the lunc.li- eon tendered on Wednesday by Mrs. J. w. Eobbins of Stesle who hud for her guests the members of the Blythcville chapter, the Ca- rutr.crsviile chapter and several ladies from Kennett. Prizes offered by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union for the best essays and posters on prohibition by students of the city schools were presented Wednesday by Mrs. Zeph O'Brien to Lettie Hunch, Franklin Marklmm, Harry Wheeler, Maltie Pearl Hearn, Margaret Mott. Ritey Spencer, Margaret Stewart, Chiquita Douglas and Mary Ellen Stevens. who writes himself a letter each week. DeGrassi speculated as to the reason for the wckly 'letter. It might be that the man is lonesome, he said, or more probably he writes to remind himself of appointments. Texan Writes Letter To Himself Each Week AMATULLO. Tex. (UP)—It's a secret between the peison involved and Postmaster W. D. De- Grass], but Amarillo has a man Motor Car Operated Steadily for 26 Years WARE, Muss. fUP)— Harry Wesson has registered and operated his Stevens-Duryca rive-passcnfcer touring car every year since 1911. Wesson, who paid $4,250 for the machine, has been forced to make some changes. He replaced the old carbon light system for electric lights, attached a starter and adjusted the ignition system. The roadometer has \vorn out after registering several hundred thousand miles. Tiubbing lemon juice iulo a steak before broiling will improve its flavor. OUR BOARDING HOUSE to he persistently imdcrwcieht, if he cats without appetite, and if his digestion is constantly disturbed, he is more likely lo become a victim of heart disease than otlierwl.se. Particularly Important is prompt attention to every coid nnci sore throat. Children who suffer con stnntly from sore throats or in- fcclion.i 01' the nose ami sinuses should be carefully watched l>y a physician and, if possible, should t? moved lo a warm climate so they may have a better opportunity for complete recovery. There is no certain cure for rheumatic fever; no drug or serum thai can be depended upon to have specific cllcct. The child, as has already been said, must be put to bert promptly if this condition is noted. He must then j be constantly under the care of a | doctor who understands heart dis- • ense. And he should remain in , ted for at least two weeks or I even longer after the fever has I completely disappeared. ! The doctor can determine, after , the child has recovered. How much damage has been done to j hts heart. Day by day he will have to regulate the amount of exercise and of work that the child may do, so that his heart may not be subjected to overstrain ! ar.d overwork. If a heart has been damaged by rheumatic fever, it will not a tie- |<iuately perfoim its duty as ,1 pump. Tills will be shown by dis- VOL) KEEP THE & 5O "THAT 1 WOK! AT <3A/VMM<3 SPOT T-T -^-SPUTT-- E6AD, MAOAM/ THAT |£> MOTH I MS LESS THAN LARCEMV- THE MONEY WAS "PAIRL.Y WO!vJ BY MY WlTS, AMD RI6HTFULLY . TO With Major Hoople T WOULD BE MORE TO THE "PO1WT TO SAY -THAT IT WAS WOKJ BY MY IOSJ AS £>TAli,E HOLDER, X AM RETAIWIW<3 THE *30 TO PENSTOCK THE "PKOVBWDEP, THAT.lT i- HA-3 TAV^EW TO "PUT OKi ^ THAT EXTRA •ROLL. o^ PLUMP AT^OLlFdD NOUR WAIST LIWE THE. "PAST WIWTER— IF THERE WAS AKJ OPEM MARKET WHERE VOU'D BRIkkS A PRICE", 1'17.SAY THAT YOU WERE PATTE"D FOR THE KILL

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