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PAGE W,rraEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 198? THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TIES COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS „ ! \ 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor • ,' H ,W. HAINES, Advert Islng Manager Pole Hatlonal Advertising Representatives: Jrkansas Daillei, Inc., New York Chicago, >*>ttolt, Si. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter' at the post office at' Blythe r IIle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, 'October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES , By carrier In the City of BJythevllle, IGo per neck, or C5e per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, »3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months. 750 for three monllis; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, «6.50 per year; In zones wvcn and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. ! , .Prussian Discipline Is ' , Not.for 0,S. Soldiers That outspoken soldier, Mnj.-Geu. ' JoKnson Hagood, recently wrote n book •' telling wKSt he thinks is \Mong with the 'American army; and all former '- doughboys will he glatl to know ttial he' thinks one of its chief faults is its r ^ loiitliiess for the kind of Discipline A which is spelled with a capital T). -The American army has no Prussian ancestors, unless you can count doughty old Bnron Von Steubcn. But . it has come under the Prussian influence, nevertheless. During the war, General Hngood points out, some brass hat in Wnsh- , irigton issued, for the bcnelit of com- r pany commanders, a little brochure on the life of the soldier; and in it was the astounding assertion that no troops could be considered disciplined unless they were chid in idenjlicni uniforms which were kept scrupulous- ly'neat, cleail, and trim at all times. Just .how an American officer could have coiTrinittcd a heresy like that is hard-to understand: General Ilagood remarks that the best, possible field uniform would be simply a suit of blue denim overalls—considering the great variety of ways in which a soldier is called on to gel his clothes dirty when on active service. And out is forced to conclude that •' a-simple course in American military liiatorj; \vpuld be the best antidote for • officers who have given themselves over -•v-nttf -the- worship of the great god Discipline. . r For the plain fact is that the btiirdi- cst feats of American arms were performed by soldiers who would have ^nadc" a Prussian drillmasler faint with sheoLN honor.. .In the Revolution) Washington never r saw. the day when he could get together an army "clad in identical uniforms." He was usually happy enough if half of his command, had pants , and shoes. But his ragged army was able, somehow, to whip the highly- disciplined;-.exquisitely-uniformed English troops, and make good America's Declaration of Independence. And in the Civil War—well, there '' were outfits in that tragic conflict, which would measure up to Prussian standards, but they were few. Lee's army was a ragged, chatty, elaborately informal galig, and so was Sherman's; and yet if discipline be the quality which makes a soldier per- form great deeds coolly in the very jaws of death, those armies had a discipline that is beyond all praise, All this is worth going into at thin length because American officers, above all others, should be able to understand what discipline really is. It isn't an endless parade ground rigmarole designed to reduce the soldier to a machine; it is a spiritual something which has nothing lo do with shocshining or .saluting. Our army should be the last one on cjirth to succumb to Prussianisni. Our CCC Visitors It appears very unlikely that the 400 CCC boys who have been encamped at Walker park since last week will have any opportunity to display their prowess in flood rescue and evacuation work. Tho sun is .shining, the river is falling and the levees give every promise of holding securely. But if our visitors accomplish nothing else they are at least giving this community a lirst hand demonstration o't' one phase of the benefit the country is getting from the program of which they are a part. We are told that the principal activity of the CCC in Wisconsin, where the home camps of most of the boys now here are located, is tree planting, which no doubt is altogether worthwhile in itself. But besides creating new forests to replace those destroyed by ax and lire, it appears that the CCO is building good citizens. Four hundred young men, far from home and neighborhood restraints, might be expected to prove a-source of at least minor disorder. So far as we are aware, in the week that these CCC boys have been in Blytheville, there has not been so much as a case of drunkenness or objectionable conduct of any kind among them. To the contrary their good behavior and politeness has been so noticeable as to invite comment. And that is more than a little to their credit and to the credit of their officers and the organization of which they are a part. Youth has not learned from your knees, but from your elbows, how to guzzle cocktails and to appeal to expediency Instead of conscience, —-Bishop G. C. Stewart, Chicago. * • : * » Obviously Ihc controversy has devastating repercussions on the business, Industrial, and social.life, in America. —John L. Lewis, C. I. O. leader, commenting on the sltdown strike in Flint, Mich. There Is not" the slightest likelihood that the government .will,ever go bnck to the doctrine lhat the Constitution renders the United Stales powerless in time of great, peril to nid its citizens. —Senator Joseph Robinson, Arkansas. :*'..*..:» r-erhaps I am a relic of constitutional government—I urn in favor of the "horse and buggy" nge, it that means respect for the Constitution ami the Supreme Court. —Senator' Curler Glass, Virginia.. OUT OUR WAY By Williams , CUR.L.V, HAS AM' EARLV -**|'CALF THIS VEAE, AKID ' SHE'S STILL' SUPPORTIMG THAT BIG LOUT FROM LAST YEAR,WHO SHOULD BE OUT, ON HIS OWKJ T BUT,WES- SHE O\|KTT BE SEMDIN' HIM CHECKS V'KMOW- SIDE GLANCES By George 'Clark IIKCIN 11FMR TODAV lln:.rdli,ir CA HI/TON IIOTKSAV- At;i:'8 yacht, «i)i,!)i;v CUM., unr Mlninl, to 'hii-i-Kll^iiu. IlK' dlKtlli- jii-:irinn-,. at I10MTHO II I..I Mi, llrKUl, nn:m,'KT mill ll.lrl.MIV- nre'M clilef comiiptHnr 111 M'lirlil I rude, DcU-rllve (llllccr KI-JT- "I don't know..w!iat sysleni of bookkeeping this bank iiscs/but i( cerlaiiily-'doesn't tally wilh mine." Curious WORLD >.;£? PALM, OF; , SOUTT4 AMERICA, CLIMBS BY AteANS OF ITS LEAVES, SOME 1 OF WHICH ARE TRANSFORMED INTO HOOKS/ TliQ puss mcth larva presents a fearful appearance to any bird that ccks to make a men! ot him. Back of the false head, a red ri bout.the body Is inflated, separating it. from,the rest of the hotly, n addition, the caterpillar brandishes two terminal appendages in •hip-like fashion. i».aj*6n«.i«. ^J^AA^.^P^.' ^°L )lliiui-'» caMa eariiot mill lilooil ou tin- L'urf;ilu. Ki'Urrlni; exniiilm'ii nil iillKsni- Kfru Irii'luilJiiK MCHOI.AS STO- 1IAHT, lllMnc'x uriTi-liirxt lliH'k- nnvii^i' 1111,1 1,1* iliinxblt.r PKUIllt J.AOY \vr:i,TKUs ni.:(a\Ai-i> nnJ >IJIS K . JOUKl.VN, l.aily AVrllt.'!-'* <lniii;lilor mill «<>ii-lii-linv| lln- III«U(IJ> dp II UHKi COUNT MJIttl 1-OSUIllM mill IXOSUKB IIAYA.SIII. ICfKfrlfiK nmlH In |irc]hiilimrj- liiU'rvluvTH Unit HIM' ksn vn Kf hoiiKlil a mi-r^fr \\ltlt Illmin (" Mivi- HiHr i-iMiiliinilrxi Unit 1'inl)' AVuIler Is In-civil)- Intrroilt'ill llnil Hiiynslil, JmniML'.sr iiKf'il, toUK'it tn HPII n IiuKi' Mini' jni»iiiiol>-, I'llliur In llliuie or Hork*nvuB<M llni< Hie IItkfioi> Man luTolVfil In Jin llusnvory iirwy sfjuiilnl: <"'il 1'uKudllil I* mi i..v-1-oiivU.i-l Hint ItorlunriiKt'H former v uKutr tiled mjslcrlously In his odii-i". l.nli'r, KtltcrlUK inif»Hi>"« "- Kmllul riKhlii, Hit! Cinint niliiilllliiK lifs politic rrpon! nii'l "nil Mrs. -loc»l)!i wil» "Bivcrt u in." "HI In- mid*, !'l nfi-iT mlv Imslm'SH m-IZIMI.im illC (illll ut till! lUilBIK'. SOW HO O.V WITH Till: STOUY CHAPTER XIV SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTEU- SECOND EXAMINATION OF COUNT I'OSODINI, CONTINUED. jr. You say this dame is sweet • on you? P.: Yes, she made jusl one darn nuisance of herself ever since the day afler we pill oul from Nev, York. "Oh, Count, il's such a lovely day, would you carry my rug up lo the sun deck?"—"Oil, Count don't run nwny, there 're so many things I want to talk to yoi about."—"Oh, Count, must you go below, then Id's meet in th lounge before the others come ui for a cocktail." Well, it's all right, when you want that sort of thing, hut when you don't some janes give you the .willies. K.: I get you. Now let's go back to the night in question. P.: Well, il was Ihis way: when we were talking in the lounge, before Rorksavage L'.nd that fellow Siodart came in, I happened, to have mentioned that I had read a real good book, "The onint in New York," it was called, by a guy named Charteris. When we came clown the companion-way she said to me, "Oh, Count, 1 wondev if you'd lend me that lovely book you've jiiol ihiished"" and she lakes ihy arm and accompanies me along lo my cabin. I handed licr tile book immediately \ve got K.: Right, that's fine. Now, I vant to know why Reginald rocclyn asked you to join this party in the first place? P.: He fancies himself at poker, so he asked me along in the hope we'd be able to make a little school and brighten up the trip. K.: Did he know that you were a sharp? P.: Well, no, I wouldn't say that, nit he's no fool, that boy, al- hough I certainly took a wad off when we crossed together on ihc Normandie. He can see as far as most people and, although lie's no reason to complain, I wouldn't be surprised if he thinks my castle in Italy to be all moonshine. e $ s Listen, Slick: he wouldn'l have asked you to come along if he felt that way about you, and ii's pretty obvious from what you say that he did. There must have been some other reason and I want it. P.: Well, if there was, I'm not talking about it. K,: Don't 'you think it v/ould Now, I ask you, wasn't that just i devilish trick to play? It wasn't as though I had taken a wad oft Diane himself, but he must go and point me out to the purser as a uspcct, and that put me behind he bars. I've always sworn that I'd get even with him one day. IT. So U AV - is it? bo better lo do the talking quifiUy here with me, than to some heartless co'p you'll have to spill the beans to it I send you ashore'.' P.: You wouldn't do that, chief. K.: I would, and you know it. Ypu're due-for a first class grilling, Slick, unless you come clean P.: If only you'll beU«c me that's all I ask. K.: I'll believe you all right Now let's hajr<< it. P.: Well, Jocclyri and :i go friendly on the Normandie, and inc night I asked him if he evei did a job of work, or just drifted around being the grand play boy all the. time. He told me he wa that's how the land lies, .'W'ROTE. HIS IN'iTHE EVENING?: OF A SINGLE "WEEK, TO/MEET THE: EXPENSES OF HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL.-. WHEN • ' : DISTURBED, THE LARV,'^' OF THE j.< PUSS ' MOTH i. DRAWS IN ITS REAL HEAD~ AND BRINGS INTO PLAY A "TERRIFYING- "FALSE: FACE:," WITH LARGE IMITATION EYE-SPOTS •»'• P.: No, no, Chief, you've got mo all wrong. Didn't I say lhat once guy slarls talking he lets himself in. I didn't murder Blane. I ;ivc you my word I didn't. K.: I'm not suggesting that you did, but now you've got so far you'd better give me the rest of he story. : P.: All right, then. When I went off the deep end about Blanc this chap JoceljTi became mighty interested and he said to me, "Now; if you'd really like a chance to settle youi- account with Blanc-I can give it you. A little parly is being arranged in about a fortnight's time in Mr. liocksavage's yacht, for deep-sea fishing, sunbathing and that sort of thing; < Blanc is going to be one of the guests. Would you care to come along?" Well, I thought that over. I didn't give Blane his, I swear I didn't. That was the last thing in my mind. But it seemed a grand opportunity to get in with the swell crowd, like this.' K.: How's the luck been running? ' P.: I haven't touched a card since I came on board. There's been a little mild bridge evenings, that's all. What d'you take me for anyway? Think I'd go and spill the beans by soaking this crowd ivening we in Lndy Welter's outfit, and from " le Dc , ans ay s ? a * ln ? t then on we got talking stocks and i for a ie ", v g ,™ ul £lr , st c shares. He let it out that most of w v' e ., ou . ol , po , rt - No ' sir! Tliats his ma-in-]aw's money was tied up in the Rorfisavage companies and they hadn't been doing too w»ll lately, because Bolitho Blanc aiid his crowd had been hitting into them right and left. not the Uind of man I am. 'K.: Has Jocelyn said anything to you since you came on board about liic chance he had given you to settle ;..ccoimts with Blane? i P.: Not a tiling. I just took him I just saw red. I've never seen the man. Honest, chief, I never have, but he did me dirt once that I'll never forget. He came" on board the old Maurctania to..sne somebody pfr at Liverpool, and he notice:! me among the/passengers. He recognized me from a snapshot that had been .taken vh a previous trip when I got intimnte with a friend of his and—well— inside but she wasn't going. Oh, i you know my line or business, At the mention of Bolitho Blane i at his word and came along and, if no, r.ir, believe you me. Down .she - sat on the edge of my bed and cn- ' gaged >nc in conversation. She sat ^ there nearly halt an hour, and 'even (hen 1 hod my work cu'_ out Ho get rid of her. The/n I had to !: scram after she left, o'. : I wouldn't .have been changed ih time for dinner That's all there is to it. Chief, I had skinned that friend of his good and grand. He tipped off the purser.. The purser told mo, afterwards, that he.had. They watched in?, specially during-that trip and caught me.piit. That was the first time and the jiidge sent me down for eighteen months in Sing Sing. you want the truth, by the time we were one day out I'd just forgotten every word about that conversation in the Nomandie. K.: You do believe though that Jocelyn asked you on board principally because he knew that you had a grudge against Blane? P.: That's God's truth, Chief- God's truth, and if you ask me something fresh must have happened to make Jocelyn so mad v/ilh Blane that he sailed in and. did the job hjmseif before waiting to see if I'd act as his calspaw. v •• K.: All right, Slick, that'll do now. I'll be seeing you:'" (To Be Continued) Gave tliis installment as evidence lo help you solve the crime. windpipe. ! Years ago a doctor nam?d O'Dwyar developed a method for permitting pebple-with diphtheria to breathe. Hs invented some gold devils called Intubation tubes which can b^ '.passed into the larynx or breathing tune, keeping it open so that the child can breaths. As th? condition improves under :he use of antitoxin, the msmbran^ will tend to loosen and disappear, and ths child then will cough up the tube. The doctor, of course, can remove t'r.2 tube as soon as iriipro¥2- ment is noted: N'KXT: ; Do : birds like tlcmc forests? British Hire, More '. Women As Gardeners LONDON (UP)—Women furrr.2rj and .\vomcn market gardeners in ch.argc of farm workers and scientific-fanning systems/ arc increasing in numbers In Great Britain. Tlicrs is today A greater deman.l than evar for expericncsd women gardeners to take care of private gardens and supervise • the work in "p r _ nl> _.,J gardens at piibllb institutions. «••"•" """ These facts are substantiated by recent reports of the Women's Farm and Garden Association. j "There has been a great demand' for well-trained women gardeners for many years, and we are abb to fill far more posts today than for years past," an official of the association said. "The number of women small-holders is increasing year by ysar, and this type of experienced woman is just the kind capable of taking charge of a private or public garden or becoming manager of a farm. "Women also are exhibiting more than ever previously at agricultural and horticultural shows. Mast of the women .who get good posts as horticulturists or farmers get their training, at horticultural colleges 'or as pupils at some ol 1113 larger nurseries. Sever Family Bond SALEM, Mass. (UP)—Albert A. Ecsjeunc-s held the hand of a male companion thinking it the hand of a younj woman—not his wife. Mrs. 'I-'esjcuncs laughed at his rror. Her husband punched and broke her nose. - t Mrs. Dcsjemics was granted a divorce. Mont Blanc, highest peak of the Alps, commonly supposed to be in Switzerland, is really almost entirely in French territory. Announcements The Courier Dews nas nccn au- tnorizcd to announce the follow- In:; candidates for Blytheville municipal offices, to be elected on Jangoious Diphtheria Membrane Spreads Unless Disease Is Curbed England has more than 95,000 April G: inhabitant 85 years of age orj For Mayor elder, as compared to only 37,000 ' MARION WILLIAMS ir > 1871. ' w. W. HOLMPETER OUR BOARDING HOUSE By DR. 51OHH1S "dllor. Journal of the American Medical Assaciaticn, ami of Ilygtlr, the Hriillh Mag^inc Whenever your child become.' Ick. htis high fever and \nm ,\n he throat, and seems dull anil npa- hetic, a dpclor should be callsd mmediately: He will examine, tht •iilltl's throat, as well as his gsn- sral condition, and determine \vhe- hcr he has..dipWhcria. a; throat nfcctloii.'or some other cqnciilion -luce the symptoms which mark hs onset of most infections child- aood diseases are. to an untrained eye. apparently .the same. The membrane created by the diphtheria germ in the throat Is characteristic of that infociion. There occasionally arc severe streplccocci infections which will produce a eomcvvhat similar white membrane. Unless diphtheria Is brought prJmptly under control, its mcni- Ctaiia will spread to' the whole throat end oven to the palats and ncse. It has a foul odor which is rath- rr chnraclcrisllc of diphtheria; in fact, many an old-lime doctor used to be able to diagnose tl'.e disease simply by its odor. As Die membrane spreads, genus form in greater numbers and more of their poison gets into-the bloodstream and affects the body as R whole. If a doctor is convinced by the appearance o[ the membrane that the disease is diphtheria, l:c will not await the health department •eport. bill will immediately Injjc I'lTirant antitoxin lo have a dcf- 'nits effect on the disease. Once 3000 la 50M) mills of an- "Itoxin wsrc considered a sufficient first dose: nowadays, most looters civ: 10.000 nulls of nnli- 'oxin immedialely and, in severe •:ases, as nwny r,5 20JMO or 30.000 units as a first injection. There Is a far greater dangsr of 'death, of various forms of paralysis, or of serious complications from this disease t!:au from any excsss amour! of antitoxin used in the treatment. The ctocso:- will continii: lo use •uililoxin i:i ll-.e trcatmsht as long is the fvmptcms persist and the disease seems lo b? mskin? headway. In most cases of diphtheria, the proper list of ontitoxtn is the mp;l significant tn:asure of treatment. T're diphtheria victim, of course, should to put t'> bed promptly and have prolong:;! res! there, to avert possible se'-ious complications. It tile diphtheria membrane spreads to Ih; larynx, there is dm- gcr that rcsuHaiit swelling and inflammation may shut off the child's breathing. In such cases, doctors sometimes recommend th; USD of oxygen inhalations or of the so- called croup lent, hi which the child iuliaK-s warm steam. Or the nwmbraiie sometimes is removed by a nose and throat specialist who will draw tl-.e membrane out of the With Major Iloople iif M YOU EVEN THE VALET THAT YEQW'5At-\/ DE WAY AM ALL CLEAR MA3AH — 1 DOME MAKE UP DE COT, AM' LEFF -it) AM' DF£ CELLAR UOArt AM OPEN! WE CAM CiO RI6MT IKl, WiFFOin 'YO HIDIKi ' \K1 VO OWM CELL AT 2 . / TO rAY EVEP.Y MEET} w. THE WEEK 1 SPEWT AT PALACE f\-B cSUE/ST OF RpYAL-TY-*— E<5AD, "FOR •SERVICE X-SHALL YOU ikl .MY'WILL WITH A iMUCi

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