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•V PAGE POUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NCWEMRER 23, THIS CURIOUS WORLD THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF BALLS USED IN A AAAJOR LBAGU6 BASE BALL GA/V.E IS BETWEEN THfiEE AND FOUR. WAS ASOV6D FRCM "THE MAP OP SOUTH AMfflfCA TO /VCW77-/ AMff/CA WHEN \1 SECEDED FROM COLOMBIA IN I9O3 FAN -TAILED A BIRO THAT SEWS/ IT SEWS REEDS TOGETHER .AND PLACES ITS NEST •WITHIN THE INO.OSUR&. pendent republic. time, geographers have boundary between Panama and Colombia as the boundary between South and Central America and Central America the North American map. NEXT: What is Hongkong? THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 E COURIER NEWS CO.. PUBLISHERS O. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, IJUlo Rock. ^m - 1 Published Everv Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as cccond class mailer nt Ihe post office at nlylhcvllle, Arkansas, under set of Congress Oc- f.-— lober 9, 1911. the united Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES carrier in ilic City of Biylhevllle, 15c per ,.._„ or 56.50 per year In advance. ••; >By mall within a radius of 50 miles, »3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months. 85c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, W.SO per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 •xr year, payable In advance. Iiulians really (ksa-mlnd from some lost banil of Novsi'mon? .. We proLmbly iit-vcr will tfoi. :m answer to these que.slions. An impenetrable darkness has .--ellled ov<-r Hint part of Amarican history. Hut the mere of these sea wanderers in tlieir fat* disci"!,' topper ore from the pits iilniu; l.akt: Superior sets one's iniaKtnalion wwkiiiE- Thcro i.s an .eerie fii.-'finalion to the thought, inejtpre.sbibly i onumlic. •: ";' —Bruce Cation. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark The Adtienlure Before Coiumbus American history holtU no mystery deeper than the one which surrounds Hie activities of while men in An"; 1 '»:•'. aefore the arrival of Columbus. It is established clearly hy n«w thai certain Viking explorers did get to the North American continent a century or more ahead of Columbus. They slid down the coast of Nova Scotia as fpa- as the Chesapeake, and in at least one spot they fotii?»l a deadly battle with Indians. They arc also reported to have landed on the .loulhcrn shore of Hudson's Bay, and there is a partly substantiated legend that ;m adventurous bund went overland from ihore as far as •, Minnesota. - All of this is willed to mind by the j report of two arcliuologisls that the •• -prehistoric copper mines of the upper, ; peninsula of Michigan, worked by lite • Mound Builders countless centuries ago, also were worked by Vikings. * * * 1 The Mound Builders, whosft civilization covered a large part of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, got their copper from MicliiKmi. Then they vanished, and the roving Indian tribes who succeeded them seem to have been ignorant of the use of copper. But the arclitologists now Ijelievc that '.->• -bands of Vikings somehow 1 to the • shore of Lake Superior and took ore from the mines which the Mound Builders had abandoned. The story is as fascinating a mystery as American history affords. Northern Michigan, in the pre- Columbian era, must have been about as far from white eivili/.itirm as any spot on the planet. It was infinitely more remote than any spot on earth is now. Byrd, wintering within shouting distance of the. South Pole, will be far closer to hi; homeland than the copper-mining Vikings of 'upper Michigan were. * » * How did they get there, anyway? What strange bit of restlessness, what urge to penetrate tbo depths of mystery and danger, led them so far into the wilderness? How far beyond Michigan did they wander? I; there any truth in the old story that the light-complexioned Mandan Minds Change 'Fast OUQ of tiie oddest things about American lif.- is the way in which dhjct reversals in public feeling can t:J?o place .in 1 a relatively short time. 'Consider, for instance," two of this year's development.-:—prohibition repeal and Russian, recognition. Since the fall of Kerensky, America has not recogniml the Russian government; and lliui'i: is very little <|iiestion that that policy wr.s a popular one with (he rank and lile of American citizens. Any suggenlion that Washington was preparing to resume relations with Russia would, until comparatively rc- cen^ly, have brought forth a storm of protest. It is the same with prohibition. The la\\\ came in for a good b.'t of criticism, to be sure; yet as recently as 1928 a presidential candidate who ran on a wet platform was snowed under overwhelmingly. And now—prohibition gets repealed in jig time by a huge voie, and Washington Moscow without i creating a ripple. Th.o r Ameriran public can change its mind t'.tsC; fi'Iicn it wants to. "This ^9 th^ cute-couple I was Idling you about." "Devil's Grip" Painful but Records Show No Fatalities Sailing Out— That was 11 gallant gesture with whicli Mrs. Slauntou teak leave of life. Iiiipulslve, ix;r- Inips, bill it wns the impulse ol high romance, not of quick (lc.,palr. Widov.'cd while yet « biUlo, the glamour had gone, joy was frozen, "the world v,-;us black ashes which—Ah. when will they turn srcrnT 1 Cailyh volunteered no ansivcr to Ihe qm:tition. This woman may have found an answer t;i the vast solitude of sea and sky through which she .soared on pinions of love anrt death. She had companionship in her solitude. Devotion was with her, whispering words ol solace, offering counsel ol fortitude, perhaps, and, as the ii'anc dropped in Us flulterings of surrender, brcf.tliinj a message of hope. Anyhow, here was iL'fnlution prepared there be, "and If there O. K.. too." ; , Tciinrson said it differently. S;ms:t and evening star, Ami one~clear call for me! And mny there be no mo.x.ilng at the bar When I put out to sivi — No moaning. Instead, for i\ fine, brave lady, happy landing. —St. Louis Post-Oispalch. RY D!(. MORRTS FISHBEIN Rilitor, Journal of the Anieriran Medical Association, and of Hygeia, the Health M^gazinr The "devil's grip" is an unusual .... ,. ,„ _. nfcctlous condition known to mcd-1 though there is some evidence tha Iclne for mere than 50 years. In the condition may be passed frcn which the patient is seized sud-1 one person to Biiothcr by an lnr,ec denly p ,riti;i an excruciating p:\in | Accompanying the pains th ;n tlie side, the back, or anywhere in the area of the chest wall. Records do not show any fatal cases of the disease to \vbieh this name is given. The exact cause of tills condition is unknown, as fe the and New Jersey in 1924. So far as is known, the epidemics have been confined to toesi areas. Probably the disease passe from one person to another, al have b?cn described, there may b signs of a mild infection, headach ciiilla. loss of appetite, and simila symptoms, but the p.tin of tfiis condition and its localization are so BLYTHEVILLE 10 YEARS AGO Pram the fltti el the BlythntUe Dally Ourier 'riday, Nov. 23, li'23. Blythevllte lias a, " Jac!c t |le iceper." He was caught rod-eyed Vednesday night, peering through window on Hearn street whore young lady had returned late rom some social function, and iis iicrslstence to remain caused ier to phone the police without lotlfying the household, resulting n the police grabbing him red- ycd. He was fined $154.80. The big German naval cannon ecured by J. M. Anderson. oJ the ity drug store, through his -old xiyhood schoolmate, from the navy lepartment. arrived Friday and vlll soon be mounted In the courl- louse lawn. The high school operetta was a decided success. The outstanding tars were SalHe Sallba, Corine rVomack, the Hood brothers, Virgil Applewhite, and Ross Marshall. iunter Claims Decoys Saved Honor by Suicide P.pRTA'GE, ' Wls. (UP)—Stanley rtanfeiifel,' an", ardent hunter, 'had our ;ducks','which he trained as decoys.; They : ;were great pets. He .took 1 '.Itie four'birds to hunt several "days ago. While he waited n his blln'd-.fpr the birds to at- .ract their ",wild neighbors within gun range, he noticed the three •vere "headed-for the bottom." Fjnally, they, floated to the surface, all ' three rtcad. Manteufel, §veatly grieved over his loss, claims .he birds committed suicide because they could not stand the dishonor of luring their wild friends to Ilieir death. All were in gcod health 1 previous to the incident, Mfmteufel claims. Golf was prohibited in Scotland 1 The pennut plant is a member in the fifteenth century. '.of the bean family. outstanding it attracts more tnithcd of its spread. The doctors 1 attention th3u all the ether -_„ .,._ ..=...... .,___,_,..._,_ .., . call the seizure "epidemic pleuro- dynla." When t'-e pain is affecltng the victim, he finds it difficult to breathe and there may be a slight ] c.ises are not usually seen, fever. | In studying melrods of control of [om . Of coiirfc, It is important -to reali7c- that this condition occurs in epidemic form ar.d that, single The pain lasts from 4 to 24 iiours j nntl may npi>ear occasionally dur-1 ing the ne.xt one or two days. the condition dees not appear to be n serious one. although while it lasts, it is disturbing. The firs; epidemic in this roun- for whatever gods isn't nnytliiug—that's Tlie Communist Party of Russia does not coiKt/in America. The Communist Party ol America docs not concern Russia. —Maxim Lilvmoif. • * » » .- -The Ihing 1 admire about the American is his Irelin; ol selection. If yju nsk him about ^'a certain composition, he will admit it if he ^ \ iiiifaiiiiliar with It. —Jose llurbl. Spanish try was described in Virginia in | .- this disease, it has been fcund that large dc-scs of quinine take care of it satisfactory. ji;niaps because the causative organism, whatever it may he. yields to quinine as do;s the causative organism of malaria As physicians Lave investigated 1888. tut describe tl the condition ha previously in b?en navlan countries. The epiilemics thus far reported in the United States have been again in Virginia In 1023. in New York during the same year, and in Pennsylvania aj^.= thr3ugho'.:t t'ne world, being fcinid that disease as- CHURCH EXCUSES By Geo. W. Birham sumes exceedingly varied and usual forms. 0:ice such epidemics might have been confined to certain areas of Europe or to W".e tropics, but trxlay new methods of transportation make it possible for any form of disease to be seen any- I where. The work of the modern diagnostician is as severe a strain on the investigative powers as the tracing of a "perfect erime" by a Sherlock Holmes. OUTOUB WAY By Williami) THE VERV IDEA! TRYING TO SWEAK OFF TO SCHOOL,AMD LEAVE ME- TO PUMP THE. WASH WATER- ILL SPEAK TO YOUR PAW ABOUT THIS. Hj WELL, I JtS KINDA PER GOT IT WAS •~| WARSH DAY- r J GOSH, A FELLER , CAN'T REMEMBER EVERYTHlN' ALL'TH'TINE! BORN THIRTY YEARS TOO SOON. ^to[her is (he most elated person in the world. She is waiting for Joe to come home mui she says she now has posiuvo proof that the baptism used by her nirch is the true bap'.:s:r. and e cites as her i»uho:i;y the ct that Mr. Roosevelt has :i?reed this country to be on speaking rms with some other country ho has been mad at us c-r scinc- hing for about sixteen or more "ars. She says so good ;. as BEUIH OERE TODAY Who klllrd TRACY KING, •!- chrstra lender (6»'d dent !• ki« oimi-liHetil f UAVID DA.XMSTEH. a « t k O r. rnrmcr u«>Ti[>iiper reporter, u- derinbem Ib Bad .evl. F«Uec «T« HrnrchiDir for •• "• B k • • W • hlond." kno^rn' *• biiVe Tt£l:ctt Klnc shorily -before hla . denth. nnnil»fcr hci >erB 1bl> RlTl, VTho told blm brr aawe nai JUZ,IFrT I.'ltANOi:. ' She snore Bk» ka«vr nntfclnR ot tb« etnrrter. bvt flke lian dl«npp«ared- &|?D!H. IIKIIMAM 51 U 111, AC H, nk« nrgte KlDff • Ikrraleainc letter. In tn jnll. He aUo deelarei kli Innnceacr. RnDniMter vrnrk* aa Ihe ente nflb J. KAMIULPH C.MNKi, jttnr rriinrtcr of the I'oxl. In the mnn'B »p:irtmeat Bnnaiicer pick* up aa old-faKkloneil ired- dtnK picture aad Iceeya II a* a pn«»lhlr clew. Gnlaer and nnanlxrr derlJe to en In «ce IlKMSK LANG. Klne'i ihmree. NOW CO OS WITH THE STOnt CHAPTER xin ""THE door ot the restaurant opened, suddenly, and * man came in.. He was a young mar of average, height, ratlier squarely built. He wore a Uetit tan topcoat and.-tilted down o»er his eyes, a 'derby bat. The young man saw Bannister and besltaied. Tlien. rather deliberately, be marched to tlie cashier's desk. "Wanna cash thla check!" he said In a voice tbat carried clear- rjRUGAN tamed, a look ot bewilderment In his ejes. Then be nnderatood. "FlTe dollars an' sixty-fire cents." b« announced pompously. "Five dollars an' sixty-five cents!* Bannister had pulled a wallet from his pocket, wajcountfoc .at the change. "Here yon aro," ne said, smiling, and banding over the amount. "Five dollars and siity-flve cents. Now It I can have tbe check—" ",Why certaln'y! Ceitajn'y!" The sight of tbe money'seemed dissolve all of Drilgan'a trou- jles. fie stepped forward, put Is band IB Bannister's and ;raspeJ 'I firmly. "Fall" he e*- lalmed. "You're my pal!" Banalster relumed the band- :lasp. "O.K.. Drugan." be said "i'm your pal. too. Drugau." ainey put in eagerly. "Come on. et's be on our way." Before the befuddled Drugac boroughl? understoud tbo sltua- lon all tbrco of them were outside. It was a side street, not brlgM- y lighted, and a cold wind bad come up. As tbe sharp air smote his cheekiand blew open bis topcoat Drugaa drew back, protesting. They vere walking new. Bannister wondered what Gainey to learn from the half- hoped New Musical Instrument Perfected in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA (UP1 —A new musical instrument which may revolutionize . construction of pianos aiul violins, has been perfected here by Dr. Herman Fischer alter 20 years of experimenting. Il is a single-stringed device withut a finger board. All notes of the scale arc obtained by dividing tr.e siring with a light finger pressure. Fischer calls it a "vio." "In our present stringed iiKtru- r. Roosevelt would not havi- done ments." Dr. Fischer explains "tl~e bow is drawn acrcos the strings in such a manner as to set up vT- bratlons horizontal to the rcsounct- us unless lie found oui t the Tptism.uscd by this otl:or coun- y is the right kind. Klio says rioes not know \vh-?thrr out with them over tl:? we ing body. . . . . . wa >" "In ">e vio, the carriage of the hey baptized or not but M-., sup- bow sets up vibrations approxi- ToS? "e^l^nr 1 ^ ™< fc "" " '»'< — ing and , ce's Idea on baptism. S!K' could akc him to her bosom ;m a son ul n,s it is, she feds n-.oye like afclna him out to thu ujodshcd r sometht'v. Lake Superior is the Great Lakes. the deepest of IHKLGIJESSIS (Answers on Hack 1%04=Franklin. Pieire, w'v resiaeat ot theus.born. ._ ^ Colombian congress elects Simon Bolivar dictator, b Europe by 100 years The reply of tbe young man al the cash register did not reacb Hanulster's ears but evidently It was not .In tbt affirmative. "Dut I wanna cash this check!" tlie newcomer repeated louder more heatedly. He went on. as the cashier hesitated. "Say, wlierza manager this dump? Lemme talk-ta tbs manager! He'll do It for rue. all right, all right. He knows me. Everybody 'round here knows me! I'm a customer Vv'nnUa Idea—Insulting a custom er? Say—" A dozen beads bad turned to see what tbe commotion was aliout. The embarrassed cashier was explaining. "But I'm sorry. It's against our rules to cash checks for anyone. I'd be glad to do It tor you ibut It's against tbe rules." "Lemme talk-fa the manager!" tlio newcomer demanded, bran- the cbecU and ooundlng the counter for eranhasis. "I de- inanda see the manager!" "He's not here." tho cashier s^id. "Mr, LocXe Just stepped out of the.'luildfng—" It »'as Gainey who Interrupted. He touched ths newcomer on tlie arm. "Excuse me," be said luielly. Daren't • you Mr. Drugan? Al DrugPO?" The other bicked off. eyed him severely. "Ccrtatn'ny I'm Al Dru- gaii. \S'!io want? t'know? Don't b'lleve 1 nave the pleasure, of your, acquaintance—" "No. you don't know me. Mr. Dri:gan." Gatbej. said pleasantly, "but 1 was-tfjrlng all morning to get In touch «r!lh rou. This Is a Gainey naid easily. "Come on Drugan! Where you bound for? We'll see tbat you get there." Tbe musician Etralghtencd. "Listen," he said, "you think I'm drunk, doutcba? Well, I'm not. Jusl had a drink 01 two. Just a coupln little onea. If a fellow who's been through all I've been through in the laat day and night drnnken musician. It was possible, ot course, that the nlgbt air might sober Drugan. Possible uat ramng about tbe tragedy of be night before might help clear tils befogged brain. But nothing he man co'ild say In his preae--.! tate seemed to Bannister of Importance. They turned into brii;iuly-ligbt- id Sixth street ap.a. Rannlster'a •yes met a stgbt thai- m»de blm orgei Al Drugan, made dim tor- get tbal Galuey's. voice was gong on In persuasive questioning. It was an ordinary poster, advertising a motion picture, tbat Danuister saw. The poster was exhibited In a shop window. At the top in large letters were the words. "Coming Attraction." Below wns the name of the picture, a few lines of type—and a photograph of Adele Allen. • • • ADEl.E'S face, sweet, freshly appealing, smiled up at Bannister, ft gave him a shock that was almost physical. It was tlie first time he had seen her picture displayed on a poster. She wasn't the star of tlie film, he knew. Merely a featured player. Banister was quite =ure of this because he roan itiroe Hollywood news columns daily. Jlo read them to know what Adele was doiug. For an Instant, eyes on the photograph. Hannister hesitated. Then tho others swung forward and he moved on with them. It to isn't entitled drinks—' "Why, what have you through?" Gainey asked cently. "Dontchi know!" Amaiement occurred to iiisiji i occurred 10 him — and this coupla little 1 thought, too. was a shock—that ': I be had not read the Hollywood news columns lliat day. He hadn't even thought ot Adele for 24 hourg! "\Vliy did I have to see th been inno- i made the words more an exclamation than a question. "Uontcha *now vrbat happened last nlgntT I thought everybody knew, nont- cha know about Tracy King: found 'ra dead—the best pal a fellow ever had. Dead, like a dog. that's how i lound '1m Shot down. Tracy King was the fines' friend I ever nod. There'll neve- be another one—not'like ol" Tracy!" F OR a minute the other two thought Drugnn was gdtng to i burst Into tears. Then they understood It was tho colei wind and not o*er:wrougbt emotions tbat bad brought the moisture to hts eyes. Neither Bannister nor Gainey wore topcoats. Bannister, stamping to warm his feet, said, "Let's get going! Can't we get a cab around here «omewnere?" Gainey said. "Suppose we ivalk along iltb Drugan. I'd liko to piece of luck for mel" Drugan waved him aside Impatiently. "Luck has notbln 1 to do with It!" he proclaimed oratorl- cally. "Notflln'. whatever! Fact la 1 camo in. this rca-rauut—.- lie stumbled over the word, repeated. "Kaci-la I,came In tbis res-raunt to cash . a -chock," Again he brandished the' bit of light blue paper. "1 demands-see the manager!" he ficlalued mining to Xhe cashier. . ' "But Mr. Drugan—" Bannister bad joined the group. "If the gentleman wants to casb a check Kaybe 1 can do It tor hear mora about bis friend." He tumid, addressing Drugan. "Why, that's terrible!" he said "lou mean Tricy King, tbe orchestra leader who was killed last night, wij. a friend .of yours?" '"lies' frlenn I'll ever have." Drugan said mournfully. "Shot down like » dog." "And you say, you found blm the body I mean?" Gainey per- blm." he tali- amount?". "What Is'the lamned roster!" he UiouclH. tie lad been forgetting—yes. actu^l- y forgetting tlie wound In ni3 lean. And now it all came Hack. Well. If trying to unravel tbla murder case had helped him to once it might do it -"rain. Daniilsler delitierriely shook oft Ills preoccupation. lie neard Gainey saying. "But the police—" Drugnn cut In with a sharp, short oath. "The police <von': listen.'' he said bitterly. "They^e got their theories. Think they know'lt all! I've been talkln' to them all afternoon. I've been tell- In' 'em bow they should so at this thing!" Evidently tbe walk In the cold air had done something for Drugan. Ills words were not slurred now. All at ouce memory seemed to come back to him. He said to Gaiuej. "Say—wait a minute! A while back—while we were In the restaurant—didn't you say you'd been looktn' for me today? Didn't you say that? Just w!;o are you and wbat's the Idea any how?'" "Sure." Gainey told him frankly. "I said that. M, Qa m e ' s Gainey and I'm on The Post. This is my friend. Mr. Rannister. We've both twin working on this tuurder all day." "Newspapermen!" Drugan ejaculated. "So i hat's It. Well— I'm glad to know y n «. 1 thhk listed. Drugan that ')ut hadn't said precisely he agreed, nodding Terrible" thing!" he exclaimed, closing 'his eyes as It in pain, then opening them Instantlj. "Never forget It as lone >* - T»rrl- blc!" you're right guys, both o What's more, I've got som to tell you two." He hesitated. "It's what I've been tellln' the cops," ho went on. "There's Just one person In the world who nad any reason 1« wa&t to barm Tracy KJng!" (To Be Onllnupd)

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