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FOOT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COUIUKK NEWS 'THE BLYITIEVILLE COURIER NEWS'" i. . • THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher o,. SAMUEL F, NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager • :0ERALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Marmgor ' Bole National Advertising Representatives: UTtlUc* Witner Co., New York, Chicago, D«Boit, Atlanta, Memphis. 'Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday •Entered as second class matter nt Iho post- office at Blythevillc, Arkansas, under act ot COn- se, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytlievllle, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By fnall, within n radius of 50 miles, $1.00 jicr rear, i2.00 tor six months, $1.00 for three months; by inall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year .payable lit advance. Stodginess and lliish-Hitsh The Senate's Truman war iuvcsUjn- tivo committee, which has iiroveu an honest, aggressive, intelligent agency— never' afraid to criticize, hut. nevyr shooting ofT merely lo ^el headlines— has joined in the swelling chorus of. criticism against the Navy's "husli- hush policy." Revealing publicly llwl .submarine: sinkings Inst year readied 12,000,000 tonS, and exceeded the combined construction of all the United Nations, the committee says: "German propaganda announcements that these sinkings are winning Iho war for Germany are not true. ''However, our own 'lni.sli-hu.sli' policy hus given credence lo such propaganda. Certainty is always better than rumor. Frankness is tlic host answer to propaganda." Perhaps the Navy, and also the Army .and : President Uooscvclt, will pay more-attention to this blast from a Congressional committee than il has to similar protests from newspapermen. These critics can not be kis.swl off, eflcclivcly if unfairly, as < ii.si,'r milled self-beekers, shortsightedly subor- • dinating the coiiiitry's welfare to their own desire to get and dpubiish news. • * « ',Thc N;iv,v—;uxl tho Army, too—lakes th,c attitude that it is not interested in pUbjic, criticism ijo long as il is convinced ifs course is in the public interest. Thai is a sound aUilude with •which we never shall quarrel, 'But the Navy—ami t,h c A ,i- in y—, should-be very ' certain that its conviction in such matters, is not ordinary muiishness, unwillingness lo admit thai. brass hats are human and can err. . •'When such a policy, outside the Held hi:which the Admirals and flic Generals are trained, draws sucli miivcTnal condemnation over a long period, from demonstrably disinterested agencies as veil as from the press, isn't it possible that the amateur publicists arc at least slightly wrong? * * + Thcie i.° no question here of ilelib- • erate autocracy on the part of the armed services, and none of relative intelligence. The brass hats are doing what they think is right and they arc no- bodys fools. But they have buim dabbling in ;i field about which liiey know no more than we newspapermen know about (he- handling of fleets or armies in battle. The proof of the pudding i s In n u . eating. Their policy lias resulted in .lamentable lack of public confidence in government publicity which, in a democracy, is enervating and could Income disastrous. Nazi Humor It is possible to loll mud. ahoul ,,,, individual, or a race, fro,,, U K , , V)) ,, ,„- '"hufiior at which lie or it likes lo laugh. We have tboughl of the German as heavy-handed intellectually and as lacking in many of (ho finer Instincts. The following "joke" which appeared in Ihc Berliner Illustrite Zietung con- lirms that judgment and suggests other points: A wife is dying. "Have you got a last wish?" asks her husband. "Yes," she replies. "Apple (ait with cream." "This isn't the moment l/> eat," her husband replies sternly, "it's the moment fo die." Thai could seem funny only lo a people 16 whom human life and family affection have hei'onie incidents—and lo whom even the idea of edible delicacies has become farcical—lo a people close to nali<)nal hysteria. >riiw icvur J)o you remember (be federal official who wauled his agency abolished because the war had destroyed Us usefulness? Well, here's another victim of Spn'njf l''over, the second w b o has come In our notice. lie i,s Owen A. JVIaudevitle, a supervisor of Mainaroncek township, New York, who voluntarily reduced his own salary from $7500 lo ;?:iu'OU because he though! -the sjnaller figure all the job is worth'in wartime. Go uernmt'ut Payrolls Oovcnimeiil now is paying more in wages and .salaries llian all American industry was paying in !!):!!). This includes (he armed forces, and also .slate and local governnicntal units. Hut it does not include subsistence for soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, • elc. The Kcdenil f.'ovei imicnl, alone i:; employing as many civilians as are engaged in making planes, ships and other transportation' equipment, including those employed in the uulomotive industries.. There are about 13,500,001) persons on governmental payrolls. Their yearly remuneration totals about $115,500,000,000. .These lignif.s co()ii: from flu: National ' ; IvHhistral Conference Hoard. I'robab'ly ihey dpn't prove anything. Uul Uncle s a big boy now, isn't lie? SO THEY SAY Out Our Way Much lm.% be™ .stiiil iiliutil Bovevnmenl con- Ircl.s. but, II is plain that they will Intvo l<i be continued for n period Jitter Ihc win- and llicu gi-fiduntly rclinqiilshcd. jusi :IK tliny have been Bindmilly (tislciicci on American ciilcrpricK. —c. of C. Prcsirteul Erie A. .lohnslou. « * * The plutocrat tills year is nol Koinp to be I lie mini with the money, Ijul. (lie innii with the. Inrscsl Victory anntcn. Pluin loocis musl becoino llic nnlloiiHl diet.—Cnrlolon 1J. aturcly. Aiiicri- cnn Co. exccntivc. * * » It i,s lime lo dispel tile Ideii wlilcli .slill prc- . vnlls nniong Ainciknn cliildrcu Hint nil MCNJ- cnns nro tmmlits, nnd the iden in tlic minds of Mcxtrini cliildrcn lli;i( iili Aincricnns are piini;- stcr::.. -Dr. R.lcnrclo Mill. Mexiean eonsnl in New York. * * * When m.' li.-ivr (hi- lw;-« in Cliinn. «v ran csury out iiltncks naainsl (lie tndii.strial ticnrt of Japan, which is the only way Jaimn ran be de- tented. Even if we retake Ihe whole .southwestern Pucilic, we still will not | W( . detailed ,la- pnn.-Maj.-Clcn. Jiuncs H. Doolillle. in Tunisia. * t t 1 believe Hie peoples inMinet is ahvay.s rialil. liccmiso (lie people do not have the facts but iiave the principles, while (he diplomats have not Hit principles, tboiiRli they have nil Die f!icU~Ur. Lin Yuhui s , Chinese philoioplK-r and author. ihc way tlic women | mV f! tnkcu filings over these duys, : j( looks as though Um htst ve ran wish for our new soft i ' >UlmNicjjrows vip |o be llic President's husband!"' I THIS CURIOUS WORLD Bywiinam KANGAROO JUMPS WHEN ir WALKS AND S/rs DOWN WHEN if STANDS 6RITONS <re>NSU,v\IN& 3O PER CENT MORE FRESH SREEN VE&ErABLC5 THAN THEY DID BEFORE THE WAR.. WAHNlXd Mrs. Vnlerhi Uim.aio is wuriiri) lo appear In (lie ciiiiniTi-y Court for Ihc ChlrkiiMiwhii District of Mississippi County. Arkmuos. witli- in thirty diiys next allor tlic dnlc hereof, to answer a complaint tiled apiitisl her (hncin by Mlchm-l DiUed this A|irll in. 19.1:1 1 HARVEY .MORKI.'j. ChaniTj-.v Cniirl. Cln-l: liy Kldora Nrill. Uf|llll.y Uriel ,t Bvvnrrt, Attorneys (or I'bintill. Wnltcr Ii. I'onr. Attorney ;»l-I,ilnu. iniliralc Unit, the nvcragc I raffle .slop light requires 25 scc- of \viulini; time. Nit Himlenlx Drup <)i:l UERKELEY. C;il. iUI'>-ttir the first lime lu the IOIIR history ( ,( the. University of Culitornin ' .indents arc leaviii(! t!i;it institution nl the rule of OT t;i m daily in rngiige cither in (lie ;nmcii .v.'ivirv, or wnv work industries, om ;>1 u lolnl registration this ve;ir oi •> - US1. B.I-I linve already dropped ,»ni Including the entire Ktiii.slpd He. serve Corp:; men. EXCELLENT DESIGNS DISCOUNT E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. TUESDAY, JIAY SERIAL. DARK JUNGLES BY JOHN C. FLEMING & LOIS EBY c wus going nome! AS lie show- ' mms. anc sn...^, -- — .... ,, u ^, U a ered, Barry wondered if Ihe 1m- nroud| y as h c asked after ihc "1'on the first ot them he checked —' -' " ' carefully with his memory of the flrsl trip and his iuzzy picture of yesterday. For hours ho rode, his anxiety and impatience to find Allison growing with each mile into the for r. goal. They had been en gaged for two years, waitin • to marry until his business was c little more secure and they could buy a place out near her folks' estate. 'We'll v/ait a while now and then start out right/' Lila had always said. Somehow, in Lila's charming, perfumed background, il had seemed right and logical! But down here In the jungle, natural Instincts had a way of showing up in brutal relief. Queer, how the same traits (hat seemed like wisdom and discrimination in one civilization, could be predatory, ruthless self-preservation jn another. • She would have him trade his own safety for failure in a mission that might mean the of 'now. And thousands on the battle front. She couldn't understand that, even if jhe lost, he had lo give the job the 'best he hnd. He couldn't live with Idmself in thai comfortable house they had picked if he went home she would never change. Thnt was the filing which made this parting seem right and inevitable. They would Jiiive been liappy as long as llieir lives were moving in flic charming, perfect pattern she had worked out for Ihem. But she could never fit into n new pattern. The challenge of meeting change had always worked as an elixir in Barry Fielding. The thought of a lifetime fighting change instead of going eagerly lo meet it was deadening. Even his meeting with Lila had been on Ihe surge of vapid change for him. Riding the crest of a wave of success in his business .thai carried him into a new circle of friends. The life of comfort, charm and serenity she symbolized had seemed for the moment the end and aim ot existence. But it wasn't—not for him. His life had always been struggle, achievement, adventure. He dressed rapidly. His mind was clear this morning. His body lelt weak but the fever had once more purged il of Ihe aching pain that had racked il yeslerciay. He could hear Lila packing. The air was fresh and the sunshine brilliant this morning. The tropic storm had spent ilself just as the fever in his own body. He Tony's small thatched hut. Tony's wife camo to the door, her baby in her urms. She smiled TO THE BtfiCDE CHAPTER XXVI f 1LA had broken with him! She , was going home! As lie showered, Barry wondered if the impact of the shock just hadn't hit him yet. Six months ago—even " 1Ic lss Sood now," she told him, three months ago such a catas- "'PPi"E back the corner of the tropho would have Unocked him krigh', blanket to show him the for ~ pnnl 'Tlinw Vin/1 V,n*.« «_ child's f.irp Rlio t/Oyl K: ji to looked „ hostile under child's face. She told him then all she knew of the trail thai Tony .. __ ,,,*, ..,*,, HKH, i viiy to*"" ing »tui vtivu JililL, ]IHU Hie am. Allison had planned to take, heart of the Moamy jungle. -II He ordered an Indian boy to get Uie best mule ready. Then he hurried bock to the place where Ihc Indians were packing the chicle. An old ftidian, Ramon, was directing operations, lie told Barry proudly that before Allison's father had lured Renaldo he had once had charge of all Ihc Indians Barry grinned at him. "i(' s a ' good Ihing you're still around," he fold him. "Everyone seems lo be deserting camp at harvest lime." He told him ihen that Lila would be going-back lo Puerto Barrios with Ihe puclv train and lh.il she would need thrc» mules for her luggage besides a mule- lo vide. Ramon promised to make provisions for the passenger. "H is all right it she will vide a mule," he said slowly. "Bui 1 d 0 , 10 t want two of lh« plantation workers to carry her in n chair. Il is too hard on them for such a long journey. The two who carried her in will never work much again." "I see." A grim smile was on Barry's face as he went back lo Ihc eslan- cia. He did see now—a lot of things. Lila's fake fortitude. Allison's disgust. But Allison hadn't told him. She must have known. He was suddenly in r . tearing rush lo be off. He drank his coffee at a gulp and slowed Ihe food Ihc servant had lixed in his packed saddlebags. * t * 4 J^ILA was standing- al the window of her room as he stopped Iho mule before it. He told her he had made av- ruugerpcnls for her lo go with the mule train. She thanked him coolly. She was polilc and distant She (old him lo ring her up when ho got hack- (o (own. She'd be interested to hear how his big job came out. He told her he would. And to have a good Irip. Then he turned his mule's head loward the jungle feeling ' out of t been closing slowly upon him. As he urged the nimble lillle beast along the jungle path this morning, he could remember ., blurred and the rising mist of his fever. There were two forks he must remember. As he came Renaldo find slopped her, she was safe. On the other hand, they were in Quiche territory. And Monclia Suma was still angry with him. He reached the second tork. He dismounted lo give his hard- pushed mule a breather and lo check his way carefully. He didn't dare lake the wrong path in his impatience! It was Ihen he heard a faint rustic of undergrowth. He was being tracked! He pulled his mule back into (he shelter ot a tree and waited, gun in hand. The rustling was nearer. He could hear the sound of twigs cracking under the foot at the intrude!-. And then the form leaped inta Ihe open trail, and ran toward him. With n gasp of relief, llarry stepped oul jo meet him. II was Tony! "Where's Allison?" Barry cried. Tony explained hastily. "She lold mo lo get away—-to come back for you," He lold Barry of Ihc holdup and caplure at dav.'n. Stubbornly he insisted their captors had been Quiches. "Al! right, let's go," said Barry tersely. Silently the Indian turned and led the way. For an hour they tramped through a winding half- trail. Then Tony hailed, finger on. lips. And Barry saw the small eslancia in the tiny clearing. 'That's what I call a real hideout," he muttered. Leaving the mule ;il some rlis- lance, they ci-epl nearer. There were two Indians asleep near the half-dead camp fire before the thatched hut. Barry kept them in sight until Tony had prowled about the clearing. He reported every Indian was gone but the two on guard. It was the work of a minulc. They crept up lo the sleeping natives and with quick, carefully delivered blows at the base ot their skulls knocked them oul. ., . . - - --—o~r Barry look from Ihe bell of one is if he had just walked the keys on a leather thong The barred door (hat had second unlocked (he door of the hut. With bated breath and hummer- ing heart lie swung open the door. Would Allison be here? faintly how differently it had all (To Be Continued) Printing O f ti, c country's new all- r •Jurpose ration books will take 81,000 pounds of ink, 7,500 pounds of pas(c. half million pounds ot box- Swearengen & Co. SPOT COTTON BROKERS BlythevlUe. Ark. Wayne Cliirk and Pnultrj Insist OD Wayne quality when buying feeds of all kinds. HAYS STORE J- K. 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