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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBX COURHH MZWS CO., PUBLISHERS' C. R. BABCOCK. Editor - H. W. HAUiE», Aflvtirtlilng Me National Aflvmuint R«pre«nUUvej: Lrlatuts DtWti, Inc., New York. Chicago, Jttrolt, St. Loull, Dtllu, Kansas city, Little PuWlslwd Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered BI wtond class matter it the put oflke at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net of Congress October 9, 1817. Served uy the United Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier la the city of BIythcville, 15c per WMk or W.SO per ytar in advance. By mail within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, »liO tor six months, 85c for three monllis; by mill la postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year, in zones seven and eight, per year, payable In advance. Fees vs Crime The other day Sheriff \V. W. Shaver ami a number of deputies, traveling in two automobiles, ferried the river to Island 37 and devoted n day to searcli- iiijf for n mrfti wanted ii\ connection with a scrips of robberies in anil around Osci'olii. Besides the ralher con.'idcritlilp expense of the trip, wiiich incliitlcd the cost of having the cars extricated from the island mud a number of times, there was involved an element of personal risk, in as much as the man fought had the reputation of being the kind who would not hesitate to try to shoot his way out if lie found himself in a tight place. Tlic sheriff returned safely wills his deputies', but he was out a day of arduous work and quite a number of dollars. It is work of that kind, the sheriff believes with some justice, that balances such relatively easy money as comes from activities like last weekend's raid on a Buffalo Island crap game which netted over §250 in officers and jail costs with relatively little work or expense. We apree that if the sheriff is to be expected to do his full duty in pursuit of real criminals at bis own expense and without prospect of compensation, then certainly he must have n way of making up the losses which such activity involves. But the present law provides the wrong method of compensation, ns is well illustrated by the easts discussed in this editorial. We have, as is shown here, u situation under which there is cnsy money for officers in the arrest of crap sboot- ers and such petty offenders, but nothing but exiier.so asid risk in the pursuit of robbers and murderers. To the credit of the present .sheriff let it be said that he has not hesitated to do his duty even wben the risk and expense involved wus out of proportion to the prospect of compensation, nor lias he taken large advantage of the op|»r- Umity which always exists for officers 'operating under the fee system to fatten their pocket-books by wholesale prosecution of petty violators. The principle, however, j.s obvious. We have a system of compensating our sheriff and other peace officers that puts a premium on the raiding of two- bit crap games but offers little incentive for the effective combatting of real crime. That .Mr. Shaver does his OUT OUR WAY duty anyway is no defense or a system that certainly must tempi him, as it might ctt^ily ijcrtitiude another man in Ms position, (.0 follow n different \\'h;)t we need, if .suppression of crime 1 is our objective, is a plan for the coni]x;ns!ilititr »f pence officers that will leave them free lo devote their fullest energies toward making the community safe for life nnd properly, and relieve Uicm of any necessity or temptation to mannjfe their activities with one eye on the fee bill. Such a change would make it easier for good officers to do effective work, and would ;i).so, which is not the least of its virtues, automatically eliminate! officers of the class wlio.se opera lions arc governed solely l;y the prospect of fey.s. Abolish Poll Tax The numerous contested elections ihrjiiglumi Arkansas are eloquent proof cf the futility of re- (|ulrlii|j votirs to hold u poll la's receipt. True the money paid for pnll (axes |;ocs into the sclicol fund but ns much or more revenue could be Kccurcci aunt some other .scnrce. It Is a notorious fact tlinl designing politicians purchase poll tax receipts In largo Weeks for no other purpose than tr- debauch tht ballot and that In nearly every Instance the ir.cn nncl women voting on such receipts vole ns they are told without questioning the mo- lives governing those who provide "free irail tax- receipts." Only ten American states, outside or Arkansas, now require the-payment t>l n i»ll lux us a prerequisite for voting anil most of these, stales will soon abolish the system. There tiro many ways In which a larger amount coulil be i-enllzcil by the school districts. We now have a slatulc requiring the pnyininl or taxes on personal property but. comparatively few people |-,uy a personal tax. Usually Uie amount of sncli lax Is smnll and •-the fees allowed for its collection so small that lax collectors do not feel Inclined (o push sucli collections. If county authorities will Insist on strict, collection of personal (axes In this county mnny thousands of dollars In revenue would go to the credit or the school districts Unit is now lest to the county and the schools. A workable plan would be to name n spec'al collector of nerscfial taxes In every'school d ; s- Irlct In the comity and make the pay sufficient lo Justify the collector in making a real el- fort, to collect. Many ixroplc pay their personal taxes without question while many others. In as good or better circumstances, neglect to pay, knowing that nothing will be done abDiil H. This is unfair to everyone concerned. If one man pays ins nerronnl tax his neighbor should nlso be required to / pay. If part of the people are permitted io get by without paying then all the people should be given the same privilege, We have not the figures si huntl on which to bass tho statement but we believe if Hie • personal taxes were collected as diligently as the real taxes our schools would be able to function full nine months nml there would be no sbcrtagc hi other, departments u! county government. Every tnx-pay<>r In the county wlio has paid his ov her personal lax should take an Intor- cst. in (his matter and Insist on HID (ax being collected from all Alike. Falling in this n o one should be asked or permitted to pay such tax. This is in no \\isc n criticism of onr present comity oilicials. They ar c cnly following a precedent established many years ago, sa long ago In fart (hat no cue seems lo knew Just v.licn. However the custom should be abolished and this is the proper time to abolish it. —Osccola Times. A nation's primary right is to iw free ct fear or invasion. —Walter E. Edge. United Slates ambassador to i-'rance. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark hygiene, great Importance lias boeu placed on physical well being. The treatment consisted large- "Your father said I shouldn't mention it, but nobody-re- mcniiicrud his tobacco mtiney this week." " _ ^ -. Science Seeking New Weapons in Grim War on Tuberculosis l^O^My^iiEL'^JiLJ' 1 . IM i BY up. MORRIS HKHBE1N Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, nnd of Hyiel.i, the Health .Magazine The. attack en tuberculosis has l>esn tack. ily a disease" associated . tln.s far an economic at- Realising that it Is primar- " bad not come from except over a time. such long It v.ns i»ssih!c to stamp out yellow fever just as soon as It became apparent that the disease was transmit led hy ihe mosquito, oven Ihough the exact organism of the disease was not known, ce'dnres on a snlinble scale, simply Ix cause social conditions do not, permll the application of such sirimjenl procedures. The at lack on luberculosis has, therefore, in receni years continue:! along the lines of hygiene nnd epl- proccdnres. demiolcgy. but has, al the same Period of liir.e. been expanded into other inioihods thai seem more likely lo 'oiler possibilities for a dramatic extermination of the disease In -a single generation. In tuberculosis. < we know the ly cf good diet, sufficient rest and cause of the disease; namely the fresh air. Siwclal attention was j germ of bacillus of tuberculosis paid to housing and ly|ies of em- j We know the method of Iraiismls- lllOVmf-ltl In I hf nrlrr-* rtf ftKlri <\r\n u 1*1*1. :*. e ii.- ,. . Not ill Home Read Courier News Want Adi liloyinenl. lo ihe prices of food nnd wages, since It has been shown that a drop. In wages is usually related lo an increase In tuberculosis. In the United Slates (he number of beds available fer patient.! with, ihis disease increased from 1 0,000 lii ISM to CO.OOO III 1932. Moreover, (here has been a tremendous growth In open air schools, prcieiuorinnis, clinics and dispensaries. / * * * ' An Investigation mnde by IJnsly Williams and Kendall Emerson revealed, however, that only 17 cent oi palients in sanatoi 1 - inms are in ihe early stages of the disease, and that 97 per cent of . iidllenls who ccme to • physicians have symptoms that arc severe. In olher words, they come as people sick with tuberculosis rather than fer the prevention or tuberculosis. If the vast majority of people '.vere lo be examined regularly, much move tuberculosis could he •leleclecl in ihe eii'rlicst stages, bet- ier hygiene conid 'be practiced, an'd | the rate thereby could be great- I ly reduced. Nevertheless, the complete control of the disease will - slon, which is from the patient with the disease to the person who does net have It, particularly the child, and occasionally through Infected milk and focd. We know that the dltoase could be prevented by complete isolation : ering about 8' nv'e<; or extermination of tlwsc who have; total mileage •' but we cannot apply such pro- j 054,260 miles. Moorman Retires After 35 Years of Service NEW CASTLE. Pa. (UP)—After traveling more than a million milt's on a street, car curing almost 35 years service wilh ihe New Cas'.is Street Hailwny company, L. C. Houston, motormaii, has rclii-crl. He had a record of 34 years and " months continuous -H-rvice, cov- lily. ' Ills re was computed at 1,CHURCH EXCUSES GEORGE W, HAKIIAM Thc wrilcr of ihis column recently visited a church that had the Sunday School record displayed. Less tlian one-half of Ihe enrollment nttonrted Sunrtay School on that particular day. H is safe lo say that the record of this school is as good if not better than ihe records of other Sunday Schoals of (he country. More than fifty out of every hundred found come excuse for belli" absent. We are alto informed that this is about the record for church attendance. If the church and Sunday Schcol are at fault, these absentees should in honesty inform the pastor and superintendent the cause and (jive them an opportunity to correct the trouble. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. • In refusing lo receive callers of nuy nationality, the Pope (shown h?re in his most recent photo) Is credited with another slap ai Mns- oilnl. The action is said lo be based en the Pope's rteslre to as-old granting an audience to the f.imed Dersngllerl Corps. By Williams OU -THAT IT WOUUD STOP PEOPLE FROM BORROVvJlM 1 Hi's* Tbous , BuT MOW MORE ST. nUEXTIN* CAIN On Sept. 'U. 1018. British and French troops massed on adjacent ttonts and started an Intensive drive \vcs! of St. Qu-inlln. Af- I ter a heavy artillery exchange, li:e ! .-"lllcc! troaps ni.inagc'ct to push for; ward Erven miles along the entire ! front. A nesv government \\as crjan- izcd at Ufa at a confercnco attended by many menvters o: tho '. Pan - Russian CDnstiluenl As, srmbly. and presided over by Ihe i Socialist Revolutionary i-.-artJr ' Avskentlcff. The conference was organized ; by Prc=idcni Maliuofr of the Na- ; lional C«vh council. The non- government vested the cmltolHng | l;o\vrr in Ire Constituent As; ssniblv. famous Oil Man Moves To New Test Location HUN'TSVILLK. Tex. lUP'-C M. 'Oadi Johicr, Dallas. d:;coi:rer ot the :amous East Texas oil :ijld. is trying his luck now In W.ilker count}-. 200 miles from the scoi-.o of his Hrst success. Joiner has taken over ;::•.• wildcat ttii of Brown & Hancock Dallas, and win drlil to a depth of 4,000 feet. The test is lecaud 10 miles norilwcst of r.cre. un a o.OM-acrs block. Joiner o-.vn> ., h,;f :i, !v< ,, t I .COO acre. M i: -;-.:i m :t,iL. Hie BEGIN- HERE TODAY STAN RALL. IB »if«; Sor e»tile Inltrtm, faro ASl'KH DELO In MA ofllcc. Aaprr In n£cH«cd ef. killing mra xrnt to rbrck kla liwlifrinr netivltlea at '1'hree iliverM. nail aHnouarr* he IK •naklBKT a peraonnl check. !)*!• fce. drtrm rot aaake the rherk. Iieavina; the flfllce, Stan aavea a Klrl from kidnapera. She ^ravra In be IKIV.V 1IH1.O, A«per> danr.h- ter. When Star* Icarnn hrr »ame lie tt!l» krr ke IK STAXI.E* uimi.KV WIXTKKS[° I* !<>» wllk Down, aprcr-a to R<> tu Three Hire™ nnd hrine: Anftr back, llimn nrtra "Ilk him nnd >l a III- lle raaek place on tke Tray Dad. tcj- HuU a plan of marriage to llnna, koplnj; »he will Inkf tklj Finn «f lielllnK A«iiei- IMn lo rr- Inr/i. She ngn-c» Imt hold* back wfci-n Slan llnll, on ftiM ITU/ <<» Three Illven. a1r|>» ,,nt at Ike Bljrkt nnd kl*iea her. At Tkree Itlvcri they jnpet S\VI-:HUIX, Aupcr'.x llnlicr IHI,.. nml In- »iiy. he lo rnidj In kill Hull, thttt.llnll abut n rnager. llunn dcrldea 1i. rlaV In tke kunt fur Hall. She cntckea a had kor*e "mi ka* 1o irj io ride klat lt> Vi'ep up fcer pride. llnn.-i r£ile» tbp rnnn. SiirrRln Irlls hrr »he ntuat mil rlilc ^viih- iiii.- ;i s «ard aa llnll i* n tiller .-.!;>! K nt lance. Shi' .ll|.« ».v,,r nnil ride* Inu.iril r.i*^ Creek t\ litre *Ue kn» liyen told not to M>\v GO <ix WITH TIII: STOIIY CiiAl'TEIt X I3AKS CHRKK canyon led down on Ihe south side ot Polly Mountain. A rnseed rim divided tho creek' country from the limVjc-r lands of (In! Delo T'mbcr Company. N'oae of the pine, or snrnco iiad beeu cut in the canyon and IHe trail was narrow, twisting In nnd around Erc.it trees am} close- under frowning ivalla. Dona pushed the hie; roan as fast as lio could travel with safely. Tho canyon widened into a mcndoiv nnd she could sco a mile ahead. Tlio roan lifted his head and snorted. Dona scanned Ilia trail wilh alert eyes. Close to Ihe edge ot Hie limber a rider \vns skirting tliG open meadow. 1)011.1 touched tho roan with liar spurs. The rider was her father. Her mount leaped ahead but boforu shs could enter the-open Asper had vanished into the timber nt the f,ir side of the meadow. Dona Ihnmlcred across Ihe. open ei'.iss land eager to catcii lip wilh him. Tbo Roins was rough now but the roan look U with the Rurc-fooicd easo of n cow horse. !!'_• swerved nnd his powerful forelegs struck out like flashing streaks ot light as he dodged around grass Ininaniocks and spring spots. Suddenly the roan leaped sldcwlse and tosscil up bis head. Dona cast a Heeling c'ance. at tho . above. Sho fancied she saw n Hash of black in (he lilsher limber parallel lo her course. U made cold clilll? run up her spine and slio bent to pull the carbine from beneath her stirrup Beyond the shoulder ot lock she S/ic tdutn'.A lo litt /dl/icr's that they intended to shoot. It ont. Iho air as ils rider |uillc:l it around Tlio laan on tho black had all the Tlio man's wide liat and dark advantage, for ho had riildcn oullchapiis Hashed once nnd he was prepared to shoot while Asper Delo i had been taken by surprise. Asper r.'as struggling with hla gun which seemed to liave caught lu the trappings ot tho saddle. Dona forced tho roan to a dead stop aad her carbine, flashed up. The ro.in saw It and plunged. Here was. something sbo bad overlooked. Sho I '>' no landed stiff-legged after a m-HlOUSI.Y IJona fotisbt tor inns- x tcry of tho frantic horse hcnealh her. Tlio roan had lost all reason . au i t 'k of. ) in liis fear of I caught .1 second glimpse ot black. I bad failed to try her horse wiib almighty leap and Dona knew she This time she was sure H was a! rifle. Tho roan was certainly gun-<*'•'» jarred loose. Her grip on the black Uorso galloping along (lie rim shy nnd panicky. Some oao bad'saddle had given way mil =ac above. Its rider seemed to be jcarclcrsly fired close to his heailj Prayed this woiilil be his hist crouching low over the neck of his am] bail ruined him. Dona slrnr, s i e j ' [ihnisc. inslead the roan shot up- to swin It down her riflo around and bring .wan! again. tw| s lii, s and s the black. horse. Thu.'as lio went. UJM'S arms shot was a Ions one but she had to , weakened until she could no longut lako a chance. Then tho roan cu . loose and began buckln;, With gri, anger Uona let Iho rilla rattle t( j his bead up. As lie came down she knew sho was to bo thrown. The saddle nicl her as he settled back mount and urging the horse on. VJANIC gripped her. It was plain 1 that the man above was not concerned wllh her at that Instant. He nns pushing bis liorae to head ofl her father. Dona strained her cses to catch a glimpse ot Asper but the dlo horn. Sho fought lh« roan sav.' Ulns over tho hors" dense growth held him In 113 green | agely anil wilhout giving him fastness. She sank her spurs into chanco. This was no tliro for the roan's flanks and he restonded with ala last ounce ot speed. Crashing through tbe bnisb. Dona jslako. pulled her horse up wllo cruel | A rlflo cracked and Dona cauchi! taw slmrpccss. She could sec her father la jarring glimpsa ot her father as. grass tbe ground and reached for tlio sad and Instantly sho felt herself, bur rt1 " •• cv L "Ins over tho horse's head. Slic landed sitting up nnd opened ^ n H M!l 'i,J hl5 W " " ^ es I'" Bl « 1 i'")8 u-o nslfiill l s 0 of"grass. ra with an s aad wllh her father's llfo at elfon sho stassered to her feet and ahead for her father still form lylns In H 100 yards do»n Ihe She tall hill. ancMil in the oixii. Facing Mm ™ i b« pilciicd from bis Horse. A scc-il-Wltx: painfully, she raD toward :i f-.nvllrtD nn ^ hl^At hrtrtn FlrM >* «..J „.... .. _ . . . n K ......i.j, it c.iwiioj on a black horse. Bold nicii kail swung hroadsido aoJ were vulfiiii Ilicl.- riSes tree. II *•» plain ond sbot sent his mount siassenus tbe spci. '^•, ev i l! ! Illly * ouu<l(!<1 - Denasawj Bemllne oier tor father, sobs its b.aclr Horse rear up and strike [caoktd fcer Ihroal. Atper bad talUn on htu faca and had not movea. With chakin; hftnds she turned Iiim over. His face was white and his lips parted In i hluo lino. When ;lio moved Iiim ho groaned and tried to move but m's eyes did not open. Dona tore at his jacket and Hulled it open. A red stain met her ynze and she. began to rip away his shirt. Sho found a ragged wound high In tlio shoulder. It was bleeding profusely and ivoiilil have to bo bandaged at once. Suddenly sho became calm her white faca took on a look grim determination. Sho would settle \ritli Hull of Blind Hivc-r and her scltleiuent wo'nld be roM lead. Sho made,'a bandage from Hie torn sliirt and Iwisleil it tight wilb a slick until tbe blood ceased to seep through tlio cloth. "Dad, Dad! It's n!" .«lio spoko huskily. They wero tho first words slic had uttered since bcndintj over him. Tlio timber king continued" to groan but ho did not open bis eyes. Dona began examining him for bruises and found one nt tho back ot his head. Asper had landed in a bad way ami had suffered a, sevcro shock in addition lo Hie uullct wound. Don.i held Ills heart in her lap and began to take stock of tlio situation. liail would be. lur;;ins near. Ho was a man who would lake, an unfair advantage, that was plain, and it matle her position more dangerous. Dona got up nml laid Asper'3 head in a hummock cf grass. Her own boily was racked so that sho could scarcely walk but sho struck out In EC-arch of her carbine. At every step she esneclcil lo hear a gruff voice commanding her to halt but only the scolding of a squirrel broke the silence. • • • CHK spent 20 minutes hunting t^: ^ tiio carbine lint was finally successful. \vilh It under her arm and reaily for instant use, ste returned to her father's sido aail slumped down In the grass. Then she tried to think what sho should do. Sl'.o was alone and both horses had disappeared. Asper Delo weighed tad pounds and hia weight would be the weight oC a liolptcsa man. sho filliped her arms around bis shoulders aud tried to lift him. The best she couhl do was to raise hiiii from the ground. To carry him was impo.-sible ami sho cast about for another r'an. (Using, sho tried lo walk to blah ground in hope of sighting one ot tlio horses. Sho stiiinbicd along, feeling very small ,-ind weak. Oti <i high knoll she hn'.icd and surveyed tbo trail up tbe canyon. There, was steps. She did not dare leave her father for long, lie might regain consciousness for an Instant ami v.anlei! to be at bis siuo I! ho did. Slid had a clutching fear lliat lie might only lie conscious once. Tbo snn had already left tlio nicaijow In ibo caujon and the air was beginning lo cbill. Dona felt In her pockets for a malch. Stio found none and I.M'gan to search in her father's clothes while ho Continued to groan nnd seemed to be straining lo move. Not a single inalcli did her search reveal and Dona came to tho despairing reallza- lion that ho had packed bla raalct) boi with his cigar case In a saddl« pocket. Wilh night coming on and a cold chill settling on the high country she sat there helpless beside -tin form of her father. Rig tears woilit._.<'' In her eyes and she fell her couroso deserting ber. , ' (To lie Cogllnucd)

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