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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE coXntim NEWS co. - H. W. HA1NBS, Publisher dole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Ifcllas, Kansas City, Kempliis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as.-.second class mater at, the post office «t Blythevllle Arkansas, under acl of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the Upltcd Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the City of Blylhevllle, ific per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3,00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by niatl In postal zones two to six, inclusive, $6.50 per year; In tones seven "nil eight ,$10.00 per year, payable In advance. Ch ristmas Editoria I You would almost think lhat Ihc ordinary adult would ,^ot used lo Christinas, {ifter nil lhe.se years; would get a little case-hnrdcncd, so to speak, so lhat the day would lose a little bit of its special, magical appeal. But somehow that never happens. Christmas is forever new; even Hie most dour and crabbed of people, lilfe old Scrooge, are apt to 'find themselves mystically made over by its influence, if oiily for a day or two. For Christmas is, among other things, t\ kind of spiritual rebirth which restore.^ the freshness and expectancy of childhood. It is not for nothing that its common symbol is a jovial Santa Clans, bearing a-pack of gifls for children. Above all other days, Christmas is a children's lioli- 'day; and thc adult who can pass through it without :it least partly cn- terinj; once more the stainless and unfoi'Bottcn world of his own childhood is a hard and isolated soul indeed. And it is quite rrr/hl that 'Chfis'tnws should be the children's day. Its infinite significance, born of that divine event in far-away Jwrloa, is something we must never overlook 'in the hustle and bustle of holiday observance-; and the One 'whose birth the holiday commemorates is, after -all, the author of that profound remark, "Unless ye become as little children—" Which, in its turn-is a reminder that a spiritual rcbirlh like thc oiie which , • Christmas brings is entirely nnlf : Urn?" da'mentally necessary to \is. That coat- in?' of "cynicism which worldly experience puts on all of us, that readiness to expect the wor'st, to return . evil for evil, to siispect motives and to count 'tlie costs of all gcl'iorc-us actions —is not that something which we must 'discard, somehow, before W e 'can • shape the world in the way it must We cannot enter the Kingdom ot Heaven with this 'cynicism; ami Christmas is an excellent 'time to remember also, that the Kingdom 'of Heaven is after all within ourselves. We must find thc Kingdom there OT , nowhere Until we do lind it the world will •continue to be the sorry and imperfect place it now is. Christmas is a good time lo start looking for it. F 01 .; 011 lop of cvery _ ihaig else .Christmas is „ reminder that (he Kingdom is really there, if (ARK.) COURIER NEWS OUT OUB WAY we take the trouble to get «l it. Man is perfectible, after all; his dreams are not vain, his ideals arc not unattainable. If we can but remember that today, our Christmas will do for us what it was meant to do. iS/i in-Tail Savior . Hitler may yet be known as the shirt-tail savior of Germany. Latest decree of his economic ministry is a plan to shorten all Gorman shirt-tails two inches.' Each German, instead of wearing a shirt 'MA inches long in front and #9.4 inches long behind, will wear one : 35,4 inches long in front and 37.-1 inches behind. The idea is to save cloth. Of t'Otir.so this implies a corps of whirl-tail inspectors. What a diverting sight it will be for tourists, walking down the Untcr den Linden some day. to see the shirt-tail inspectors at work, neatly whipping out for inspection, with one tlct'l, elVicionl German jerk, the shirt-tails of all suspected pasKurshy. Heaven help the traitorous varlcl who is caught wearing a shirt-tail 38.0 inches Jong before, or even '10.1 inches behind. Thf Kay Actor Poor Freddie Barlholoiiicu'. Retjarrl- ICKS nl' what happens lo his 'money, it will be a miracle if ho has any illu- - sions about luimaiiH left, when thc cm-rent dickering and bartering over his services and salary are finally ended. First it MIS a court fight over his guardianship alid now it is a court figlvt over his salary. Drawing £1JQO weekly, his aunt and legal guardian claims that obligations arbitrarily .set tip by the courts to his real parents, his sisters, his agents, his attorneys and the United ^States Treasury Department so deplete his salary' that there is not sufficient remaining, to pay for FYcddic's own maintenance. Most boys of 13 are thinking about one ol' cat and an ice cream soda. - ( Wonder what Freddie thinks about? V I've rend of people committing suicide Because they're despondent, Nothing like lhat for me. I'm going to Dent this thing.—June Invlt], 2i, said to be (loomed.-by paralysis. * ».' « 'Whatever business men may think about the superiority -of private enterprise, over government-regulated and controlled enterprise the fact renmlns that today government is in business.~Ernest Weir, ftcad of (ho National Steel Corp. • * . . The United States Icnvc3 lo thc hvo Ellro . pcan -democracies To rent IlrlUin and France) Die tnsk of -confronting (he totalitarian slates •oil the field ol nrms.-Bciilto Mussolini. * » * If these boys, nt T.uch n young age nrc flarllr, s out on a life of crime, It might be l>er,t if they were put nway.-Maglslrnto Crcvey of Philadelphia, speaking of five boys 1! to 18 years old, held for thelts. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark By EUNORE COWAN STONf Copy,i s t, t , Ta says 'Merry Christmas—ami when arc yon going io Sfoop oft your half of the driveway?'" THIS CURIOUS WORLD BFyc William Ferguson PGONV ROOTS WERE WOPJM ABOUT THE NECKS OF CHILDREN IN OLDEN TIMES AS A GUARD AGAINST RADIATES MORE ENERGY IN'A SBjDND THAN THE RECEIVES S/XTY ARE BEING PURMISHED WITH CHARTS SHOWING HOW TO BOI1_ EGGS T VARJOUS ALTITUDES. By Williams ONE OP 7H 1 BED SHEETS IN PAKlTS! WHUT'S TM' WITH VOU? HM/E VQU MO SEMSE OP FEELIKKb—NO SENSE 'OF COMFORT? SHOT'S BED SHEET IN THESE .CLO'ES X'M LUGKV IT WASAJ'T TK I V.'.V, CHARTS for cooks on airplanes show u,al, nl an aHHudc~of 50CO eel, a t hrce-mimite c KD " should be boiled three am! w.e-hair 5 nin- Itcs. At 13.0CO feet, Ihe c gB should boil for four and o, lc -i, alf ,„-,.,. Study o!' I'aiieni May lievcjil Basic Cause of a Nervous Breakdown Case This is tlic second in ;i scries 'nl fire arliclcs- in ivlucli l>r. Fivlibciti discusses cause, effect :in<l frcatnicul of Nervous Breakdown. * • • (Nn. 405) KV !>!!. MORRIS l-'iaimi',lN Editor, Journal nf the American iUtdtr.il /Vyodiitlnn, anil of HjKra, the Health MiiRnzlnc 'Pie lirsl step In any nervous breakdown is to nsccrtiiin the ra- nd niittirc of Ihc condition. F.very possible pliyslr.nl disturbance should be investigated. If the thyroid 'gin ml, or any nf the oilier slaiuls 'Of the body is overactive.. Hint excess activity may lie HKocMlrxl with Ihc excess strain. Sometimes n intnor iilr.tjirl)niir,e of Hie heafl or of the sloirncli nnd intosilnes .becomes the physical disease on which the mcnlnl state of the depressed person Is fixed. Many women \vlio have abdominal opcralloas or riiiucnUlc-s in childbirth and \vr,o suffer with disturbed action of Uic intestines, or from "adhesions." fix thej r mlnds on such dlfTlcullics. , In some families, members tn- |clinc to break down rather early j In life. Whether this Is nssocialcd I with some internal weakness ol physical structure, or whether It represents nn inlcnsificc! reaction of one <or more members of the family on the othere. is' a matter for sludy. Dctrniiinalion nf 1,'ic rausra for a nervous breakdown may involve a study of the. complete life of the person concerned from childhood onward. Indeed, certain psychologists Insist that, the causes may be sought In hapyicn- even before the person wr.-, born. • A record of an exceedingly dif- llcull childhood or of .severe jriai- uiitrition in Mm rxprrlant mother may show ilsdf evenlunlly in jnei-vciis breakdown. During cliitd- I hood and early years. iiniirn|icr fccrtinf- nn : | nialnulrition may so itiiire th:- botly slniclino as In reveal ilsclf in serioivi ilisliitb;iiiccs later. Infcclious ili.'-rnscs somvlimes leave an nflrrnulh of \vcahnrt»s nnrl lu-riiiniirnl. damage to all (he tissues. Chvonir, poisnnins.s Horn ii»rlous industrial poisons'. Iroin tl:o use of alcohol or nnrcntirs, a |. so yicltl a considerable niiinbc'r of casts. A seiirdi of ihn environment ol (he pMinit may show uii:,Milat)lc r<hic.-itio;i both nt i K1 iiic and in schrfol. The-re nuy be einollonn] upheavals brounht about, by do- niMlIc ineompattbiltly. by oppression nt work, hy siiridcti loss of money or position, or by (ho death:-, of tr.osc who arc loved There arc also ether conditions which may brinp nboiil anxiety ttiscontrnt or dissatisfaction. Typically, if th c case concerns a married wonwn of advanced years, rhe inny say: "I feel so depressed I Just don't know whiti to rto. mere is really no reason for it. I have a R0 o<i husband and a good home. The children are Just fine. There is really nothing <n worry ahoul." And then slie bursts into tears! Obviously she is just. as j)i |1S if die had a physical disorder. Th« treatment may be even more difficult than that of a physical disorder. CAST OK I.INDA IIBVroX -II «,„!„,, aiiiiKtnrr tit n /fniuiiUN nfnKi-r CAvr. iiAiiitvjioni; •riiii.vr— Hi-fa, H)1,: K "ilnri-ilrvfl." Ml II A SI) A TKUNT— llnrry. >«i>rf« eraiidniuikcri « "»<rou B 1 ' Vexlcrd;!}-! Ilnrrfttinn! 1« cnllfd >h ,'' r '', s ''" 1 '."' " I'"'"" ........ ver MI- Juii!.-lr«. 1| i» n Mi(,-r Irxt la, l.lliclii li> tmn him K «. I1\A Sllr- movci) ' ' a ' r llor<i *' '" Je i'l''y CHAPTEH VII ^Y'r lunch Iho next day Old Miranda was seized wilh a violent chill, and other symptoms complicated by thc quantities o£ sandwiches she had consumed the night before. She was put lo bed, fuming with impatience, and «»spiiiff out protests which made lief grandson grin appreciatively —for the Duchess had n notable j/rasp of profane technique. "I'm afraid we'd belter wait till 1 get hack lo tell her," Barry said soberly as he and Linda faced each oilier outside Mrs. Trent's door. "Thc poor old Duchess lias had about all she ought to lake for one day." "I'd rather," Linda said. "I'd like it that way." At the bottom of the stairway where they hat! sat for so long that day— was it only yesterday? —Barry turned, his eyes burning down at h«r. "Listen, Titania," he said soflly. "You 'haven't forgotten what i asked you— right here — thc other liay, have you? ... I S ;iid," he v,-ent on when she did not answer, "Suppose you knew lhal I had to f!o away— almost at once; and might not come baclt for a long time. Would you marry me then —or would you slill feel lhat we must wait until we knew each other belter?" "And you knew then," accused Linda, lighting down tcr.rr. "All Hits time you've known." "I wasn't sure; but there was a cliance." "Bui, oh, Barry, this isn't for— n long time. If mustn't be." "Of course not," Barry agreed smoothly. "But anyhow, what was it you said?" When she did nol answer, lie prompted, "You said, '1 would marry yon if it wore the last thing 1 did!' " "Yes," Linda breathed, "1 did say that. But—" i: Anri heaven help you if you " c;-o fonling me,, woman . . , Don't p-iMv-iooI, Linda. There's so lit- llo lime left. Was it a promise? Yes," said Linda breathlessly. It was a promise." "I ean get a license in five minutes, and we'll go to old Judge Baldwin. He'll keep his mouth shut ... Be ready and waiting, darling." * « '» RUT it was five when Barry ^ knocked at Linda's door. "I had lo—use some rhetoric on Judge Baldwin," he explained, glancing at liis watch. "But he understands now. He—Gosh but you look sweet, Tiiania!" "It 'I could only have had more lime, Barry," Linda said, glancing down at her dress. She had slipped on a slim lail- orcd frock of white wool and a small white felt hat. They were Jiol Jiew; Iliey were just—white And suddenly Linda longed lor everything that made a bride lovely. In the lower liall Barry stopped and picked up a square while box from a side table. "Almost forgol," he said, offering it lo Linda. Opening it, she found a fra- •ant nest of, white violets. She :i'ied a little from pleasure as she look them from the box and pinned them to her coat. She was still wiping her-eyes, with Barry's arm about her shoulders, when the front door opened abruptly behind 'them. Turning, Ihey faced Miss Chattnm ."landing as if riveted to the door- .'Uep, her Icnse poslure very much lhat ot a pointing setter, her quiet, i>alo eyes picking out every detail of ihe lillle scene — Linda's moist lids, Barry's arm about her shoulder, tlic-ir air of starlled conspirators. "I didn't ring," she explained as Linda hastily detached herself from Barry's arm and turned io adjust her hal nl Ihe mirror over Ihc wall table, "because I didn't want f o disturb your grandmother, Captain Trent ... Dr. Mclvor just told me she is ill. I—" she besilatcd as they continued to stand without speaking— "is 'there anything I can do?" "Not a ihing in thc world, Miss Lydia. Won't you—that is—" 044 3 Barry vacillated between hospitality and irritation, Miss Chatlam interrupted swiftly, "Oh, 1 couldn't think o! staying.. I just called (o inquire." • •She was obviously as aniious to be gone as-they were to rice'the lasl of her. "There, by the grace of'God," ejaculated Barry as the door clicked behind her, "goes tlie best! oiled tongue in 20 counties . . I say 'by the grace ot Gort' because it's a miracle some one! hasn't led her poison long before this." "I wonder," faltered Linda, "how much she saw." "Does it matter?" Barry laughed, and kissed her. H was almost dusk as they went out into the frosty air. "Listen," Barry said while they were driving around the little town park. 'T vc arranged everything. When we get back, there'll bo a telegram wailing for you, calling you away 0:1 urgent business—the best excuse I could think up at the moment of writing. The boy is on his way with ; it already. I'll drive you to the depot. You'll lake the 6:30. I'll say 'adios' lo Grandmother, take, (he later train, and meet you in the oily. We can manage several hours together." "You mean I'm to — see you start?" She wondered it she could bear that. "Nat a chance! Even the Duchess can't stick lhat field at jiighl ... I can't, leave you, Linda—so soon," he, legged. And so it was arranged. At the edge of the park a stream of holiday trafTic held them up. From a wailing car that slid into line beside them, a drawling throaty voice called Barry's name; and Rita Blanchard's pale, narrow face, with its full red mouth and intent, avid dark eyes appeared at the nearest window. "Don't forget you're coming over for cocklails, Barry," Rila called. Then she peered inlo the semi-darkness reside him, and her voice dropped to an -intimate vm- derlonc. "I've just heard—about your night. I must see you betore you go ... And I have something for you, Barry ... I do pay my debts, you know." "Sorry," said Barry. "It will •avo to keep. I sent a message explaining/ 7 "Did you ever think, Barry"— : Hita Blanchard's voice look on a faint edge—"lhat it's sometimes just as bad form nol to collect your debts as hoi to pay them?" "The account was closed long ago," said -Barry. ^"Your memory is bad." Then the traffic moved ahead. •Linda sat very still,. There had been something disturbing about that brief, enigmatic interchange. And she did so want only -happiness -for Barry and herself during these brief last hours. (To Be Continued) ' iauptmanii Trial Expert Declares "Charac t e r" Experts Arc Fakes CHEYENNE. Wyo. <UP)—Albert OEliorn jr.. Washington hand- .vritiiiE expert whose investigations U'urcd prominently in the Haupt- maim irnil, branded ns "fakers" graphologists aivj other "experts" easier method to do their forging, ivno pi-ofrss to read the charnct-1 As !V result, easlcrn banks arc sis ol persons from Ihcir hand-i taking out tliousancls of dollars in "' " g - forgery Insurance," -Osborn said. handwriting samples • were taken from n large number of prisoners at Sing Sing prison and from n. group of prominent, churchmen. These were mixed, he said, and graphologists were asked to determine which signatures were which. "After careful study," Osborn said, "they pluced most of the clergymen in Sing Sing and most of thc criminals in the pulpit." Forging, he declared, is Gaining rapidly ns a major crime in the United Stales. "There is no way to curb forgery. Every time a new wave of it hit.s thc country, we find that tile forgers arc using a surer iuicl Hnlm murder trial in Cincinnati," the handwriting expert .said. "Mrs. Halm was an attractive woman ant! to look at her no one would ever imagine her a murderer." Ostorn, who was here to clc- Osborn, who works both on civil .crminc the validity of haudwrit- ana criminal cases, said he en• i 'n "? . S80 ' 00n Insurance, suit, joyed attending'trials in different •^m inai ihe fallacy o f "(fraph-j parts of the country nnfl obscrv- Mii-sy .11115 iiccn proved many -ing court procedure. Hermit Asks Permission To Establish Bear Farm NEW PHILADELPHIA. O. (UP) '— "Spike Horn" Meyers, Michigan's famed naturalist, lias begun a 'movement to establish a bear ftinri near Ohio birthplace. At 64, thc hermit wants to lease a Rood-sized tract of land In the Muskincuni Conservancy District, lo breed bears, he was born at nenrby Wilmot. Meyors, accompanied by two of his -pel tears, rrmdc n iwrsonal appearance at offices of the conservancy here. Officials said they | would take his plan witter advisc- I V went. ncs. He told of one test ia which OUR BOARDING HOUSE Perhaps Ihc most interesting case I liave worked on was the | fn the ocean, fire miles off the I coast of Florida, a fresh water spring has been found. With Major Hoople AFTEF; ^ ALL. -THE POOR PELLOvVS "PLAYIWQ SANTA OUALrS TO OTHER PEOPLE, WHEM THEY HAVEM'T HAC? A SQUARE MEAL IM WEEKS. ~L HAVEN'T THE H6ART TO TAKE A O3VWISSIOM 'FOR THE TRIPLlUe CHORE I. PERFORMED IM OBTA1MIWQ EMPLQYMEMT AS PRESIDEWT CPTHIS ORc3AW- X rZATlOM, X AAOVE WE LET THEM KEEP THE EMTIR6 AMOUMT TMEY RECEIVER'S A CHRISTMA-5 PRESENT, FROM OUR "FIRM/ WHAT 'Sr\^i SAY YOU? THAT IDEA SELLS WITW ME, MA30R, BUT BEFORE WE &O iKTTo BANKRUPTCY, IP THERe • IS A LAST- MlMUTE OPEKJINQ FOR. A SAWTA CLAUS,X'LL, TAKE. TH'.COB MYSELF -—- x COULD USE- -TH' PRICE OF i A TOM AWO JERRY' 3jqOOH 3H 3UAJ3 ATWA, ^-'nTn R llffil CHAT'S THE VULET'PE ^\^\-sP)Rrr,:

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