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PAGE FOUB THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEW$ TUX COURIER NEWS (JO, FUBUSBBW 0. B. BABCOCK, KJtOt H. W. HAINES, Adrerttojg Sole National Advertising R$pres«nUtlye«: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, DC troll, 6t. touis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Bilnd»y Entered as second class matter at the posl office at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCHIFl'ION RATES By earner in ilio City or Blythcvlllc, ISc per week, or $6.50 per year, In advance. By mall, within a reams of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 Jor six months. 85o for three months; by null In postal zones two to aix, Inclusive, jOiO per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. The Schools We iu!cil hardly explain that the letter which Appears elsewhere on this page does not reflect the views of the Courier News. It is printed because the columns of this paper nrc open to the presentation of any point of view on any publiu question, and more par- liciilnrly because its author is it person whose sincerity and intelligence have earned for her opinions the respect of (lie people of Mississippi county. Our own views on the sales tax, •which so'fiir as u'c have been able to discover are not fur out of line with the views of most ,of the people of J31yUieyille and Mississippi county, have been slated so often in this columil that there is no occasion to repeat them. We do; feel jnstilied, however, in taking a few lines to defend ourselves and others in this county who have opposed the sales tax against the charge that in so doing they are opposing the schools. In proportion to its population and its school enrollment Mississippi county is not a r.ic'fi county. Hut in the face of difficulties and through the' depths of depression it has maintained its schools with little loss of efficiency or decline in standard. Citizens of Blytlicvillc, over a period of years and in various ways, : have -supplemented school tax collections with voluntary contribution;!) amounting [to perhaps $200,000. They have supported'move- ments for more complete assessments and for more effective collection of taxes. They have gone out and helped the sheriff collect poll taxes, in order that the schools might have the additional money. They would be ready today, if the constitution permitted, to vote a 2'1-mill school tax. They are Billing to do anything within reason and possibility to maintain their own schools. But they (ire not ready to shoulder «n obnoxious, tax upon consumption which would hurt business and increase the poor man's cost of living. Particularly do they object to such a lax when they would receive no bone-Jits proportionate to what they would be called upon to pay. Life at 100 is not much different Hum it was at 50, except that you ctnVt get around quite so well. —The Rev. Samuel Dunham, Ding- liainlon, N. Y., centenarian. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS 2 A Master Evades the Ax The spy's job is never a pretty otic— whether the spy be engaged by a. government to ferret out international secrets, or by u New York slock broker to get Ihe goods on an unfaithful wife. The business is a nasty one any way you look at it. The German government recently beheaded two women for espionage activities. Now it develops that Baron George Von Sosnowski, the "master mind" of the espionage plot for which these women were beheaded, was also captured. Jiut was he executed? Not at all. Instead, he was sent lo Poland and given his freedom—in exchange for Ihe return of certain German spies who had been arrested by the Polish authorities. If a spy can all'ord the luxury of a conscience, this Von Sisnowski must have AH uneasy moment or two, now and then, when he rcliecls how he led two women lo death and then managed lo dodge the penalty himself. The Preferential Primary (jovcriiinciit reform hi Texns seems at lust to be passing from the singe ot hypothetical discussion Into one of action. At, lasl sonic well-considered hills to renovate archaic, gov- crnmcnliil practices hiu-c now reached the' floor of the leglsliilurc. Last Monday, lor ex- innple, the seiinlc committee on privileges and elections rc]x>rlcd favorably a bill by Senator Olan Vim Znndl which would abolish the i double primary In Texas elections nnd substitute therefor llic preferential priimn-y system. This ' measure would permit voters l« register (Irst and second choices of candidates In a single . primary, llrsl cliolces counting n;; whole votes mid .second choices as half votes. The tolal of the two received by each candidate would determine Ills standing, and Ihe candidate amassing the greatest, vote in a single preferential primary would thus he mimed the Ocin- ocrnUe nominee. A favorable reception will doubtless be accorded this reform in the legis- liUurc, since its members ciinnot be snid lo relish the time, expense, and prolongation oi political nbusc common to the double primary system by which Tcxus elections arc now decided. Bill Ihe relief that a preferential primary system • would give Ihe raiididate.'; Is of course, secondary 'in Importnncc lo Unit II would (jive t the voters. The manner In which the avcr- | age citizen manages lo retain some faith hi representative government while being haltered, by Its myriad absurdities is prodigious testimony both to his fortitude nnd Ills devotion to democratic principles, bill lids tolerance Li severely tested every two years when two hccllc primary campaigns hold sway in the. , lical oi mid-summer. Thi; Van Zamlt bill ! would afford considerable relief in nbolisliiiiK one of these |»lltlenl frcc-for-nlls; hut II 1ms another- and n more slgiilllcanl ndvcinlngc. Often it. Is tho case in Hie first primary that voters arc more Interested In voting against some particular candidate than in voting for another; and 11 frequently proves true thai R desirable candidate loses many votes because his supporters feel that a candidate unwelcome to them can best be bcnten by voting for some other candidate perhaps slightly less unwelcome. A primary system pcrmllllug tlic electorate lo express more than cue choice, however, would do much lo remedy Mils condition. Thus the Van Znndt proposal seems worthy of application. —Texas Weekly. Automobile workers do 'not mini to take over control of the Industry. They want wages upon which they can live and support their families without dependence on public relief 11 large part of the year. —William Green, A. P. of L. president. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark OUT OUR WAY By Williams "Now remember lo iimke siiitu- I'cuiiirli Unit will j,-j vt . mt > an oppurtunity tu usie my frctU'li." Crowding Aids the Spread of Deadly Meningitis Germs HV Kit. MOHKIS HSIIUEIN jand throat, due Junriial of the Aim-rii'iin and of Mi-dk'ul Association HyKCiil, Ihe Hi-.-illh Maga7.Ene Al this season of year, the disuses most, particularly prevalent ire meningitis, measles and scut-! m.Kt "hkc'l'y"to"catch "the el fever. lo cDiigks and colds, step up (he meningitis rato. Meningitis is always more prevalent aniona the poor who live in close ciimrlers and in conditions of had Kfluftfition. While infants and children -,irc Cases of meningitis tire being reported (hraiighoul now Ihe ounlry, particularly where people re crowded together in barracks. I'licrc have been bases in Kcn- ucky iiinotiB workers in govern- icnt camps. Cases also have .been epoiled throiighonl Ihe country n barracks in which men on refer arc hcing crowded together. Since meningitis spreads from icrson lo person, the crowding of luinan bsings in shelter houses indcr bad sanitary conditions In- vitubly scls up trouble with this llscasc. The men who come ituo ueli shelters are not usually ex- mined lo determine (ho presence 'f nn infection or even ot the Ikeilliuorl Unit they imiy lie c,-nry- ng an infection. Laboratory tests 1110 necessary o determine the presence ol car- icrs who move from plate ilace. spiciictiiig Ihu disease. Menineltls is caused by a germ. This get-in may be carried in lose and Ihroal by heallhy porous who spread it to others. During cold went her, onlacls brought about close living ndoors nud the incrensed spread- lit; of the secretions of the nose people catch it especially when they arc run down or when they come together under wrong conditions. MciiliiBill.s Is particularly dini- eei'tfi'v bccaude i), alUidks the nervous system, resitting in p;i- ralysLs and leading not iiiirc- (fuenlly tu death. Fortunately a serum hits been developed which may !«• injected into the spine i meningitis, and nets against the germs and (heir poisons. It is now recognized that tliei'a are \sevcral viirictic-i r,f meningitis au<t new types <ii scrum arc being developed, (o meet diHcrr-iil varieties of Ilio disease. Ifcallh officers and pn.sons in charge of tin; shelters in three cases develop must cases of specifically ovei-cron-clltig imssiblc. avoid •['her!; should bo Mtllidcnt s|>;ice between beds to prevent, spreading cf germs from one person to another by ordinary coughing and sneezing. It. is iiko exceedingly iiuiwrlanl that suiriclent warmth be provided in these shelters to prevent chilling with tlic associated increased likelihood of breaking down resistance io infection. The Editor 1 ! Letter Box Tho Sales To llic Editor): Upon my return ;o llic olficc THE qillLMtEN OF ARKANSAS GIVE US A CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTION WHICH WE MAY USE AS A SUBSTITUTE MEASURE. Willie A. Law-son, Executive Secretary, Arkansas Education Ass'n., Little Reck Ark. .his morning after an alxsenee of (en davs, I read with much interest and I must ndnill, a of <5AWSH.'I DOM'T RMOW WHUT T'DO- 'IF WE PAY MIS FINE OUT d JAIL, NOW, UA8LE T'B(5 BACK lW WE DON'T PAV HIS WE COME THET LOMQ TRIP T'roWM T'ENIOV OURSELVES-WE'LL H&V TO GO RIGHT BACK BROKE BEFORE HOME , IF we GO T' PAVIM PEOPLES PIWES. DO MEED A COOK THET BAD? -r TO GO BACK TO TH' -RANCH WE ROES ARE MADE-MOT SC5 chagrin, of tlic work which Mississippi county is doing against jchool legislation in Arkansas. 1 say "ugiilimt school legislation" advisedly, because tlielr efforts arc .0 destroy the only plan sug- .eslcd lor school relief, without seltins .up n substitute proposition. Nowhere in youi editorial or in your article did I lind a single con.strnetIvc sugyc.stion. You must admit that the iutrlligcnl way lo defeat any wojMMikm is by putting through a .Mil::,titulc measure, nnd nowlicrc, as I :-nUl before, do I lind even a siiijijcs- tion of conslritcllvc sfho^J Iryis- latitm Irom your group. Tlic proponents ol the da !••.-, lax measure have oflered asain and ayain to witlidraw In tavnr of n bolter suggestion, and c-,\ch time the opponents have failed (,> pro- sent It. Tliis is no! only it Is stupid, and 1 know enough to know Dial agree with me, that It i Intelligent way to detect . sure. I submit to you unjust. TAX WHO t'AVS THE SAMiS i.N' nitssoutti iNn. pay- Tolal Aniniml ing ta\ amount paid per nilhnul (:i.v p;iid iierson protest without witlioiil protest $167,818 54.80 3-^3.433 Jan. April July Oct. 31.88 1 3i;.ou:i , r iY,-24l .|!.6K Ninnl>rr TUESDAY, AiAllCH D, mr> NEA B£fiVICE,INO. HEOIN iiunia TODAY :AI,B IIIJJvnfcflsO.Y, i>retly anil »-ork. li> u .!!L , u |||. Slie'miil llf-)'e<ir-ol«l lirulher, i'HIL. II,,,, r i,, VM ||j nulicr. STP.VI3 »IIiVi:ns. aim urlcK In (lie irilll, axkM Cnlo to marrr Mm. Slta Jvlnjj tlvlut JUT imaivur. Unit: KOCI nicotine, tjrcnkn Uiroirc!: ilic let; iiucl IN rckcucU lif IlltlAN WUSTMOIIU, ivJ.Dnc fnlhcr, now dt'iit], l>ullt (ho itilll. Jtrlnii Im* rouii' linme ntlt-r nvo >i-nr» IN I'nrl*, rciiiiy (o (uke UU p][Lt.-[. Ill 111 ..... 111. VICKY TJIATCIIKIt, dnuKbtrr i.r IIOIIKIIT Tll,VTCIli:n, K eucral mlMULKer Of tllC mill, KC)lCmC» (0 rjilillvnlo llrfiiii. She *ee» litni Milk Gale mid !• furJoim. Cou- Irlvhift 10 inert G:ile, Hlie (cll» lii-r tlint xlie lV,cky> nnil nrhin nrf rapnfireil lo he jimrilcil. Gulc, V-lfcTjni; IJjrlnn hna Ijeen tiniiifllikK Mrri4elr n( lirr evt>eniir, IM deeply Imrt. She refuge* (o «ee him llKiiln. Hryiin, trying to forget Gnle, (tiniM to Vicky. I'lill lour* 1,1. Intl. lie fnlla <o como liome i nsl:^ Sieve i tii^ht nnil Gale find Jifm. C,'nlc In Sljc hit}-*, "I liuvc u KUW GO OX \VITIITI1IO STOIIY CIIAPTKU XL1 pALH UBNDEUSON, was right: ^ somellilng hail happened that night. It hcgan wilii threo men sitting around a (ablo in a drab, lll-sinell- IIIB restaurant. Tho threo men Bat near tlio door leading into tho kitchen. There wero no other customers except a man at tho counter, drinking beer, and a man and girl nt n table farther front. Tho cloth oil Iho tablo about which tho three men Bill was spotted with greaso and some of the dishes worn chipped. Ot tlio three, only Kd Vogel was eating. He aworo mildly, sawing at the beefsteak, cut off n lingo bllo nnil slabbed It, holding it aloft oti his fork. "Tlioy llionglit they'd sot ahead ot Ed ho Jeered. "Well. they roimil out different." Tho man on [ho right said, "Give 'cm tile v;orl(3, did youV" "I'll say!" The. man who had spoken had a Iliil noso that looked as thougl) it. lind becti broken. Ills pale eyes were nnrrotr. sly-looking. "Listen. Stroado." said tlic third man, "suppose some ot these '-'it clialr. "Como on," ho eaw crisply. "Let's blow outa here." AN hour later I'lill Henderson **• reached tho mill village. All afternoon It had mined, but tho air was clear now, not oven cold. Phil had been out In a good part ot tho downpour and lila clotltes were damp, ns wcro his shoes. It was nearly eight o'clock now and to was hungry. Ho hadn't eaten anything except a rollVand liotdog since breakfast. Phil wasn't going :o tako Gale's money and E[icud It on lunches. All day long he'd been looking for work, without tlio slightest encouragement. At tlio last placo— frask's gnrago, where, flonicono Itad told him they might need a man— bo'd waited almost two hours to ;co tho proprietor. Tha,t was why ho was so Into gotllng homo. Tho wait liad been fruitless. Hen Trask, when ho tinally arrived, caid them was a Job nil right, bat hla nephew was coining to tako It. Oh. well, it was too much lo expect thero'd bo anything so Goon—! Phil canio up the main street ot Ilio mill village. It ivas lighted sparsely until ho reached the Intersection with tho road leading to the Jewell's pool hall occupied ono corner at the intersection, nnd light uliono through its windows. There were two men standing in front ot tho building and, ns Plill approached, a third opened tho door and stepped out. It way Joo Gillaspic, "Hi, Phil!" he called. "Ill, Joe. What do you know?" Phil waited and Gillasplo did not answer until ho was beside him. Then bo said, "Not much. Got a chanco to rlilo over lo Uuxlon this morning. I thought I might get something lo do In Ilio brick factory." "Any luck? "No." Phil said, "There doesn't seem to lio much doing around here. I've been a dozen places today." "Oh. well, somclliliig'll Inrn up." "Sure!" "Whore you goiti'2" Gillaspie wanted (o know. "Ilnnic. I haven't bad anything lo eat yet." got lough'; I ain't as big as you two—" lio wasn't. lie was little, dark hair, and tiis faco was distinguished for only ono thing—its complete mcdiocrily. "Lefty" was the only name either of tho others knew tor him. "Well," said Stroitdc, and his lips smiled though his- eyes did not, "if 1 was you I know v, T hat I'd do— get myself otio ot these." Thoro was no otio near lo eco. Slroudc's hand went into a pocket, emerged to show Ilio dull black h.-indlo of a revolver. "Keep that thing out of sight!" Vocel warned. "Sure. I'm kecpln' It nut nil yen?" night." Thero wan a mildness in I'lill bronchi n pacLu'o Slroudo's tono that boiled the. lii;lit 1 aiatcEies From a pocket. "I'll walk along with you." r pllEY had taken only n step or two when tho door of the jiool hall opened. A voice called, "Hey, "Yes—" ; "Como lu here a 'minute, will yon?" ' . . Joe. said lo Phil, "Can you wait for me? There's something 1 tvaut lo talk to you alout." Jco dis.-i[ip<\-ire[! Inside Ihe I worked at IL-o mm nnn iniu was Vogel'u usual companion, was :wlilu(l. Tho third, a ninaller man, I'lill didn't know, though he'd Been him onco or twice. Tlio man who had borrowed lha inatch held a pnckago o£ clgarets toward I'hil. "Itavo ono," ho offered. I'lill lielne'd lifmself. He was • lioldlng u match to tho clnarct as Vogcl stepped on tho Bidcwalk. Vogel halted. "Well," ho said in a. smirking voice, "look who's hero!" "Have you any objections?" Tho words cracked like a whip. "Wc-ll—," Ed Vogel's lips parted In an oily Biiillc. "I don't know I have, liut If I wan tho owner of tills place 1 might, it don't look good to bavo bums baiigin' around." "You're not Iho owner," Phil told him shortly. "IE you want mo to, 1 can tell you just exactly what yon arc—•" "Say!" Vogol's Jaw came oul aggressively. "Don't you try to get fresh with mo. Why, you—!" Ho burst Inlo n scries ot profane, epithets. "Como oil!" ho sneered, Ids voieo rising menacingly. "Como on if you ain't afraid!" • • c J-TIS arm shot out. crashing against Phil's cheek. "I'll show y°u!" >( Vogel screamed. "You !" Tho v:ords were lost in tho sound ot flesh smashing nsainst llcsh. I'fill leaped forward, lauding a blow on Vogel's nose and art- other squaro In tho eye. Someone, in tlio crowd swore violently and the door ol tlin pool room opened. Vogcl staggered, swung again. Ills fisto boat against Phil's faco, the sldo ot bis head, his Jaw. Thero was .1 smear ot red on Phil's cbcek. lio trlod lo Efde--{op, missed. A. moment moro and lie was striking back, but tho blow wan Itt-tlined. Vogel was on him, lighting |ij;o ono possessed. Half n dozon watchers hail como from the pool room. Suddenly .loo Gillaspic pushed forward. "I'hil," ha eried, "look OIK! Plill—i" Strowlo's hand caught Glllasiite's shoulder. "You keep outa this!" lio snarled. Clllasple's answer was a blow that snapped S(roude's head Irark. Slromlo swung, hut It was soine- B from lichlml that hit. GillnEpio, S litai forward. Ho fell and :i foot BlrticI; hi in hi Hie. riba. Gillaspie threw one. nnn up to protect his face. Voices were shouting all aliout 1 now. The sidewalk was a tnnss ot angry men, fighthii;, joslliiif;, pounding each other over tlio head. •la*. Gillaspio half-roso and wn:i kicked down. Ho saw Ilia litllo man who wa.T wllh Vnget nnrl between his narrowed Ihls. "(let yourself ono ot these," ho repealed, nodding to tho younger man. "illslil como In handy." Vogcl picked up his ctip oi cr.r- fr.o, drained It and set die nip down sgaln. Then ho pushed back Hill turned toward (he Iwo i Klrnudn hurl snmrtliin^. It cracked men uoar tho curb. One. iii them against • a man's head, tent him abkcd. "Haven't got a match, have j reeling. •loc Irird lo ri?c once more, of Where was Slroudf:' lie iv;in!ei| t'i smnr-h .Stromln's Icelh in. Its "ThankH." wauled to knock him down nnd A black- sedan, ctnisslnr; noisily, canio down Ilio street and tip.lici! | at (ho opposite curb. Three men got out and started inward the iran! .hull. I'llII saw that die one In front wpa ICd Voscl. Slronde, who stamp on him. Joe's head was whirling. With desperate, offort lio piiiilioil himself up, got lo hir, tccc. He litinod. Inoliinp fnr Phil. A sun's reiinit narked (ho nir. (To Hi: Continue*!) .ind Paul, called on Mr. and Mrs. Sunday schcol in Sleek Mo Sun- Cecil Sayrc of Tyler. Mo., and day morning. Mo., were horo Sunday afternoon for a short visit wllh' relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ray were inc and Mrs. Johnnie Webb, call- eri on relatives after attending Cooler. Mo., preaching and ,,„.,,. ' --- - -•- purchase of Mis. Cecil Sayrc and J ore- and coal-ctirrylnf; freighters sr.. of Cooler. Company. OUR BOARDING HOUSE , . .'MD.L'Tl 8.38 1 Tolal Aniniinl paying l;i\ amount (ax per pcr- witlmut initluiulir sni/paiil [irotoM iirnlrsl lliulcr prnlest April July 65 125 51 SM,4% 15.531 -W7G1 S223.00 272.00 I(i2.n0 (i03.00 Huff man Mrs. J. K. Oillispic lias ijoiie to her home in Cincinnati. Olno. after several weeks visit here, wi'.li relatives. Mrs. Mary Merrill. Muss Eva 1'o.scy. Mrs. .j. A. .Jamison and daughter, Eti.i ijtHc. wctc visitors of . Mrs. Main,- Wliliclimst nnd Mrs. Ocorse Ad.inis Friday aHcr- closed figures Irom Missmui. These I noo 1 figures convince me ih:n u | S \ Mrs. Mallir Whurhui-t wr tb llic "Big" man who i., <,lij?cting week-end -' ' who to the sales tax. and not Mir uvui whom you are pretending (,, defend in your editorial, in oihcr words, "the lilt dnp l-ov.i." I have talked lei a nn people from Mi.'<-is<i|:)>i outside of , the Ifiiclihi^ sion, and I am nnviu.,-.! (hat your Email group hi Lllythevlil: docs not Jepixtent countv-wide opinion. If ! am wtong. ! Vhould like to liave proof to the con- Irary. I have only one i<T]i] fl | ns I say io you: FIGHT Tilt-; ;;'\LF3 TAX WITH EVElf.Y OUKCi; OF nlvr ff < ; |n\(y. lunfrs.- ol • Mrs. C. C Sw.i fiord. Mts-s Gerald me ri.ihh. who attends Cnoltr hirh jciiool. h.'ict as her guest Miss Imna UtiriK cl Contrr over ih,-, \.. r ek-t-nd Kli/il::lli Xlniiit *.'„ Hi,.' i-ue-.l Urackln Saluid.iy ; ,nd Hun- STRENGTH BUT FOK V O U THE -;.M H ,\ V E. [ day. Mrs. Eiiini.i Gcivctf \\i\ \\K Sunday gucil of Mis. Aubtcv Mer- iltt. ^!ls. Ntllir Mrarr. t : . n,r giteEt of her son. I., r. Moore, jtid M'I'E. Mode, foi srvjtal w?cks. "BY ^SOVE LABS THESE OLD AGt PENSION "PLANS A-RE EXCELLENT A MARVELOUS HAW --BEING 61, I'M ELIGIBLE WUZZAH I) \TS GLORIOUS f J3y Ahetu SO YOU TINALLV SCR6.PE: MOSS OFF YOLJR fXCbE, AN" ADMIT YOURE 61 f A COUPLE WEEKS A60 YOU WERE IN TH" H\t>UCHWR YOU' WERE SO! WORK AM" LOAFEO TOR AN" NOW HE f>A/\Y GET TA\ts TORTH" ACHIEVEMENT/

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