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BLYTHEVLLLE 'COURIER NEWS 7;- TH3 COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLI8HER8 ' - O, 8. BABCOCK, Editor H .W. MAINES, Advertising Manager Pole National Advertising Representatives: ArV.ansaa Dallies, Inc., New York. Chicago, rifltrolt. St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis , Published Every Afte-noon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office a( BIythe'illo, Arkansas, udder act of Congress, October 8, 1817. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier in the City of BiytlievUle, 1&3 per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within n radius of W miles, $3,00 per year, $1.50 for six montlis, 75c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to el*, inclusive, ?650 per year; In zones wen and eight, $10,00 per year, payable In Advance, Washington Pomp Out of Place In Democracy Congressman Hamilton Fish, who never runs away from a light, is on ]\is muscle again. This time he is up in arms against (he rigid rules of the social ctiquet fame at Washington. Indeed, Jlr. Fish aims to y-.etlfe things by act of Congress. He has drawn up a resolution demanding thai "this scourge" be abolished, lie would like to see the simpler manners o£ an earlier day restored at the capital, and if he h.i,s ,to, move Die ponderous' machinery of •government to accomplish this en'd—-well, so Le it. What the congressman from Now York is up against, "of course, is that strangest.of all American phenomena— the itch to put on (he dog, to encase the simplicities of the republic in the elaborate forms «nd trappings sancti- liecl by overseas usage. This sort of thing has been at work for a good many years. It begins by creating the uiTwviltcu law that the wife of every congressman, department head, and other governmental . functionary must go through u set: --routine of calls on the wives of all such gentlemen as outrank her husband. It goes on from there to lay down the rule that the president calls on no.one, and that So-and-So must sit nearer the head of the table, at state dinner^, than Whoozis.' From there it occasionally goes to absurd heights. H leads to tiie deification of the president's wife, who is _ dubbed "the first lady" and hedged ab'o'ut" 'with ail 'the fuss and feathers that other nations bestow on their queens. It brings us, now and then, to the silliness of a Dolly Gann-Alice Longworth vow over precedence; it, has even- led otherwise intelligent people to 'say that they couldn't vote for such-and-such a candidate for president because his wife, having been born back of the yards, would not know which fork to use at state banquets. , All this is harmless enough \ even • rather amusing, when you look at it from a distance. But it is pretty silly, too, and.it is decidedly out of place in a democracy. It might pay us to remember that some of the presidents whom we prized most highly cither didn't have any of the social graces or, having ' th om , JLYtflEVILLE, (AKKJ COURIER NEWS didn't care a Jig for thcin. Andrew Jackson let his Tennessee backwooc^mcn stand on the chairs and spill punch on the carpets at his inauguration ceremonies—and the republic somehow survived. Abraham Lincoln gave Washington society the sharpest pains it ever had* because he was gawky and uncouth and stamped with the stamp of the frontier. And Theodore Hoosevelt had prizefighters, cow hands, and other uncultured folk in to dinner at the Whito House without shaking the foundations of our democracy. Mr. Fish is on the right trail. If he can unstuff some of the .stuffed shirts of tho capital, we'll owe him-a vole of thanks. Matinee ]dol(atry) A news item that should delight certain film executives, and irritate men in general, is the one that described the reception of Robert Taylor at u president's birthday ball in Maryland. Before he reached the speaker's platform, made a hasty speech, and left at a lope, several women had kis.s- ,ed him, others had made a valiant effort to do so, and the actor's tie was ripped oil' by a souvenir hunter in the inelce. This sort of thing is .hardly a phenomenon, having been the lot of almost every top-ranking screen lover from Valentino down. Along with this molestation by women, matinee idols also have had to bear the resentment (tinged, perhaps, with a little envy) of men.. That this is unjust goes without saying. As a amall town boy who 'made good as the screen's topnotch lover, Taylor deserves a hand—and the women who abandon their dignity to mob 1 him, a spanking. Keep After 'Em! In his speech at a meeting of .siute district attorneys, a prominent New York lawyer, Nathan D. Lapham, criticized the policy of suspending the hunt for a kidnaper while he and the grief- stricken .'parents negotiated. This practice, he pointed out, militated against public welfare, by impairing police efforts to nab the criminal. There would seem to be another argument for Mr. Lapham's contention. If an abductor knew that the minute his victim was returned safely, the police pack would be in full' hue and cry after him, isn't it possible he would become panicky, dispose of his captive in a 'hurry, perhaps by killing him, and try to make a complete get-away in the "days of grace" still allotted him? This incidentally, may have been what 'happened in the Matlson case. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark OUT OUR WAY He gave mo n good time. I orokc a bone I" my che-st and a knuckle In my thumb, but I carried on and had the pleasure of knocking him out. -Earl of Lonsdalc. describing his secret t ou t with John L. Sullivan By Williams /SO THAT'S WHAT GOlKy 1 TO MI6H SCHOOL IW TOWM IS DOIMQ TO M3U.' TOO PROUD CARW A DIMMER BUCKET.' OR SO WE'RE SCOW QOIM TO HAVE TO GET AM AUTOMOBILE AMD A BUT, MA~ ITS DIFFERENT THAM 6OIW TO A GOUMTEV SCHOOL ~vou UMDER- STAMD...B-WOO- "I don't, know .what's wrong, wi'lh her.- I ordered her that nice vegetable, plate, ;md she won't eat a bite." of them so small that 'they will pass through- even the smallest of OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Majo > OASOM, FROJA THE TIME OP si F; LANCELOT WOOPLE, •'THE BFAVE"— A 6REAT KUIfif-lT OF ?, ARTHUR'S RCUWD TABLE —THE NAME OF HOOPLE AMD Hie coAT-oF-MAiL- ARM )W AR/V\ I IF YO'ie SKEEREDOB DEM YO, WHY POM 1 YO "FOOL V EM WIFF OME DEM DISGUISES WHAT -Vd USEQ YO WA-S A DETECTIVE WIFF SGOTLAWD YO cTAIN'T RUM AROUMD WR/XPPED UP TIM SHIRT/ . HOOPLE L.J ' clay niters, arc known as Durable viruses. II, is our belief tint many of the infectious diseases for which Die cxiict cause has not been determined are due to such; Eight hundred cighty-eHit ^lances. i cralions are required "to makl „ .. „ .... - ! sholgim shell which retails ftf Read Courier News Want Ads cents. ' Mosl Infectious Have Their Cause In Tiny Oi'ganisnis lly I)H. MOHUIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, anil of Hygeia, the Health Magazine Most of the common infectious diseases are caused by genns which get into the body and then bsjin their action. The period that elapses betTfaen the time 1 -when i;r.^ B:rm first enters and when the person begins to show disease symptoms is known ns the incubation period. • This time varias with different diseases. In meningitis, it is from two to four days; in erysipelas, from one-half to three days; In measles, from 10 days la two weeks; in German measles, from five to 21 days; in scarlet fever, from several hours to a week; in smallpox, from 10 days to two weeks; in typhoid fever, from six to 25 days, and, in chiekenpox, from four to 16 days. Few people really know what germs look like or how they in, vade the human body. Gerrtis are so small that it takes 300,000,000,000 to weigh a pound. They.nuilti- Mv rapldij under favorable con- ^ditiohs, \0ii5 germ can produce two new •Mies in '20 minutes. If a germ produces two new ones every hour, it vould have at the end of a day nillions of descendants. We recognize disease germs by their presence at the time of disease and their absence when the disease is not present. In contrast, .ve recognize vitamins by the clis- 'aso that appears when the vitamins are absent. Germs »re of many shapes and •izes; some are round, some -rocl- ifcapcd, some spiral. Some have insules made of wax or fat, and ithers have tails like fins. Germs are not a theory, because they can )S seen under the microscope.'' In ubes, they am be seen to imilti- Mv EO rauidly that a muss of them will appear in the tub? where, the clay before, nothing was visible. When germs ave injeci3d into animals, they cause changes in the issue and' are found to be wide- sprend throughout the animal's body, whereas only a small nuni- •wr had tcin pl'aec<! , lm ( cr u lc crcalure's skin or int-a its blood vessel wilh the first injection * » * Changes that lake place arc specific for each kind of germ. Typhoid ?crms are found In the intestines and cause] ulcers there. In meningitis, the germs get in,lo the coverings of the spinal co-d ind brain, when the spinnl fluid s examined, germs can t," found In it. The g C v m cnn ^ Rrmh ar;m _ cully outside of the human body. If ^ is injected into an animal, it will produce symptoms 111,-,, those In a human being, provinj d"finitely that the germ is related" to lhat ciissase. j Even when the germ cannot b: se!u under tr.e most power[ ( ii ml-1 croscopc, we sometimes know that ' it, or a substance capable af producing (he disease, is present because an injection of the blood, or a transmission of some infected material from a person luivlne a disease into the tissue of a n animal will reproduce Hie condition. Such invisible substances m-inv Announcements The Courier MOWS nrw norn authorized to announce the follow- IIIR candidates for Blytlievillc municipal offices, to be elected on April 6: For Mayor MARION \V1LMAMS W. W. HOLLIPETER JT. • • By Dennis-Whcatler GRIME FILE ON 80LITHO BLANE 1|>3». NBA Service. Iri<x; William Morrow it Co. SOW CIO O.V WITH TUB STpilV stupid to you. Where were you DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S ' when the ship sailed? SHORTHAND NOTES O L. W.: I was on deck talking to the Bishop o£ Bucle. TERING'S EXAMINATION OF K.: You saw the tender 'come LADY WELTER. Good morning, Lady Welter. L. W.: I did and the bishop said Take a chair, please. to me, "Thai's Mr. Bolilho Blanc, as the !wo men came up the gangway in It the middle of the ship. * * * T<fV The bishop knew Blane by siglii, then? L. W.: I don't know. I suppose K.: Right, what happened after that? L. W.: The ^bishop and I went down to our cabins. When I came up to tho lounge I found Mr liocksavage with Mr. Blane's secretary and the. bishop. The secretary was introduced to me and we , . L. W.: Tliank you, I prefer to stand. K.:' Just as you wish, lady. L. W.: What is it you wish to sec me about? : K.: Isn't that rather obvious? You know that I'm the officer in charge of the investigation o£ Mr. Bolitho Blane's death. L.W.: And what has that to do with me? K.: Nothing— nothing, as far as I Imcnv, Lady Welter, but this is jvisl a matter of routine and you won't mind answering a few ques- lions, I'm sure. L.W.: That all depends on the ques I ions, young man. K.: Well, they're quite simple. It's just a matter of routine checking up, and I'd like you to tell me, just what your movements were between the time ot the yacht sailing from Miami and your going in to dinner last night. L. W.: Are you accusing me . . . K.: Now, now, have a heart, please. I'm not accusing anyone of anything, but it's my duty, to get all these details which may seem sat there until Mr. Hocksavage lefl. . K.: What time was that? L. W.: I really haven't the faintest idea. What do ... K.: Patience, please. What happened after Mr. Rocksavage left the lounge? L. W.: If you must know, the Japanese gentleman 'enmc in and then my daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jocelyn. After the dinner bugle sounded Mr. Rock- avage came in, too, but he went BISHOP OF'B.UDE, RETAKE FRO" PHOTOGRAPH, 6,1,37 © downslairs almost at once and some message came up thai Mr. Blanc was ill, so (hat we were to go in to dinner without waiting any lol'.ger. K.: Am I right in believing that you hold n large block of shares in the Rocksavage companies? L.'W.: That, young man, is nothing whatsoever lo do with you. K.: Did you come on (his trip for pleasure? 1,. W.: For my own reasons. This discussion is quite pointless. K.: All-right, all right. I won'l trouble you any move now, Lady Weller, but maybe we'll have to have one of these jolly little discussions together again, a litlle later on. * * * DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S EXAMINATION OF THE VERY REV. DR. STAPLETON THOMAS. D. D., THE LORD BISHOP OF BUDE, j/". Good morning Bishop. • B.: Good morning—good morning. This is a very distressing affair—very distressing. K.: It certainly is, and I am sure you will forgive me bothering you, but I have got to ask you just a few questions, so that I can check up on evenls last nii;ht. Now, perhaps you'll tell me what you were doing between tlu- time of the ship sailing and going in to dinner lost night. B.: I was standing by the ;iflcr- rail on the starboard side of the ship, with Lady Welter, when we left Miami. K,: You saw Blanc and his secretary come aboard, then? B.: Yes. K,: You arc quite certain lhal it \vus Blane? B.: Oh, yes. I remarked to Lady Welter at the time how very much older he was looking. t K.: You knew him before thei? B.: I would hardly say that" knew him, but we met once abo seven years ago. He was stayii in nn English country house whe I also chanced to be a guest. K.: What happened after l^_ B.: Lady Weller and I wenlt. low shortly after the ship saile I changed for dinner and can up to Ihc lounge at 8 o'clock. K.: Thanks, Bishop. That's ai. nice and clear. Now, what can vcf tell me about the objects of Ihf parly? t f B.: Well, it's jusl a pleasure trif you know. I had hoped that ) would be ;i most pleasant relax^l lion from .my arduous dulics. if have a large flock you know-if large flock. |; K.: But you dicin'l actually kno-f, that tliis trip was cover for a b fl business deal in which Rocksai! oge, Bolilho Blane and Lady We ler were concerned? B.: No. I was not actually of tliat. (AT THIS POINT STODAR WHOM WE HAD SENT FO EARLIER FOR THE PURPOE OF GETTING A FLASH PHOTC GRAPH OF HIM, CAME INT THE CABIN. 1 SNAPPED HI: AS HE ENTERED. WE THE SAW THAT THE BISHOP HA COLLAPSED IN HIS CtlAIi AFTER A MOMENT HE CAM HOUND OUT OF HIS FAIN' APOLOGIZED AND MENTIONFi, THAT HE HAD HAD NO BREAK' EAST, ALSO THAT HE S Ur| E ifl nRl AMINATION, HE ALLOV?'£ THE BISHOP TO \VITHDRA\\- jSTODART'S COMPANY }' (To Be Continued) Save (his inslallincnt as cvijj i deuce lo help you solve (lie criuu ji i'f

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