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ITHE'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0.••».' BABCOCK, Idltor H .W. HAINE8, Advertising Manager fole national Advertising Representatives: 'tJ-kansaa': Dallies,"vine., New York, Chicago, 'wtroit, 6t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class inntter at the post office at Blythe'ille, Arkansas, under act or Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the .United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier tn the City ot BtythevUl«, IBo per week, or 65o per montli. . By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, >3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, VSo for three months; by, mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $5.60 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. To CAtrb Highway Deaths The. death tol! in automobile accidents in Arkansas last year was 419— something like forty times the num- ber'of lives claimed by flood waters in this state; tliis year. It is foolish to imagine that highway accidents can be eliminated by 'legislation. Bui it is twice as foolish to take the position that there is nothing to he done about such a state of affairs. States which have made a real effort to put the use of their highways under effective regulation, have • reduced accidents materially. Arkansas can and should do U.ker wise. There is pending before the present general assembly a .measure by Keprescntalive' Tonoy, Jefferson county, (H. B. 229), which would require every person applying for a motor vehicle driver's license to pass a rigid examination covering eyesight, ability to read and understand highway signs, knowledge of traffic' laws, and an actual demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle. The bill would make mandatory revocation of driver's license upon conviction of any of the following: manslaughter, resulting from operation of a motor vehicle; driving while under the influence o[ liquor or narcotics; any felony involving the USD of a motor vehicle: failure to stop and render aid in event of an accident; conviction of reckless driving three times in any one .year. ' -•.-,= '} • ,••• , Such a measure, properly enforced, would exclude from the highways from the stmt persons mentally or physically, unlit to drive a car. It would gradually weed out and eliminate drunkards, criminals and the habitually reckless. Its provisions may seem extreme. JBut a year's loll of 410 lives calls for extreme measures. Wo believe that this or a similar law is needed and that public opinion would support its enforcement. , (ARK.) 1 COUStEft NEWS 'Horse and Buggy' Laws If a woman were to permit old, unsightly pieces of furniture to clutter up her home, throwing away only those on which she' occasionally barked her shins, she would be considered a care-, less, slipshod houewife. And yet states will continue to har- bor archaic laws in their "codes until compelled by public opinion to do something about them. Revelation of the child marriages in Tennessee and New York, for instnncc, has led to measures that may prevent recurrence of such incidents in those states. But modernization of statutes in the various stales would, be a long and tedious process if each "horse and buggy" law must be dramatized by a news story before the change is made. The child-marriage incidents should suggest to state legislators the need for a complete check-up and, perhaps, overhauling of their individual codes. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY .'"Weather Vane" State? It will be interesting to see what happens to the motion recently introduced in the Maine legislature whereby the date of the state election would be changed from early in September to the first Tuesday after the In si' Monday in November, The effect of this, of course, would be to put the state election on the same date as the national election, as is the course in other states, This would rob Maine" of its last chance to pose as "weather vane" in presidential elections. One may suspect that the people of Maine will be loath to give up this distinction. The eyes of the nation arc focused on Maine, quadrennially; if the new law passes, Maine will be just one of the -18 stales. And yet, in view of what happened last fall, will the nation over again look to the Maine election for an indication of the national verdict? ISQBWil NlncLy-flvc per cent of theatre audiences arc unintelligent. —Pearl Buck, author. *..*•* I'cople are more and more censing to care a whoop about freedom. They used to think liberty n thine worth flying for, but not now. —Dr. G. H. Schuster, managing editor, Coin- nionwcal, ' . • ' J * . * * What this country needs is enough TVA's to cover It. That would mean .the maximum navlgallon development, flood control, and reforestation. —Senator Georgo >V. Norris, Nebraska, , ' • • * * ' .* : "'<--'-'.'-!*J Hitler's lour-year record is indeed a shabby one, and the price paid by the German people for lib meager achievements has been appalling. —Rabbi A. H. Silver, Cleveland. •*-.».» We are fairly certain to have a repetition of 1029 unless we lake rather positive action to prevent if. —Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace. . * * » Today, our art is about on a level with our literature. It Is immeasurably ahead of our music and our architecture. —George Biddle, distinguished American artist. * * ' * Sometimes I believe, as I view the political horizon, llm IP. T. Barnum should never have left New York. —James Wnlker, ex-mayor ot New York. ' OUT OUR WAY // OO-OOPH.' MY BACKS ABOm BROKE-' BUT, BO^ WE'LL HAVE HIM CRAY/ 1HINK.IN) 1 i WE GOT A REAL MIME, THIS TIME- V' WE'LL \ CARR.V 1HI5-HA, HA - ORE PAST HIS HOUSE TILL ME'5 DIPPV WITH JBALOU5 1 / By Williams -JST STRUCK ME THAT HE'S US)M' OUR BfZMMS TO WORK US TO DEATH-AM 1 IS LAFFIN' UP HIS SLEEVE-HE RGGERED WE'D ROGER AMD IS USIN 1 OUR. F1GGEEIM 1 TO MAKE .FOOLS OUTA OURSELF5 j , u/ . s/S- !»••••" V S loo _ _ .. SEE IT ALL, WOW. HE'S USlW OUR BRA.1MS ~ MOW 1 KNOW WHV WE HAWEM'T GOT AK1V •' 'J&T.MTftlUSFAT.OFF.^ 1 ^- •* SIDE GLANCES By George Clark '- ' *. fl' v ^ ""ill-— .n^iV^fr-':•!**-,%,-**-*£*•- .' "Now,-Mr. Hunks,-I waiit you and ELsk- to just'-forget at I'm 'along.". ' •• CURIOUS WORLD X ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR.'' BIRD LIFE./ - CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION EVEjvJ^TYPiCAL.:FOREST BIRTS PREFER..-THE' OF THE']FOREST-AND CLEARINGS/;?. ER/^ED IN HIS GETTYSBURG. ADDRESS/ u HE SAID: ' THE WORLD W/LJ_ LJTTLEi. NOTE NOR. LONG- REMEMBEK. WHAT WE SAY'HEKE." YET IT WAS BOTH 'NOTED -tl v-sr—n—-* /.REMEMBERED. Bird '. life Is. closely associated with forests in the niincts of most people, yet, the. farther that one penetrates a densely wooded area, the scarcer-, the birds become—In both numbers and variety. NEXT: ;• What slale often Is called Ihe Valentine Stale, and why? Diuing-Eaiiy Stages ol: Diphtheria, Diet Should Be Lately Liquid By DR. MORRIS HSI1BEIN Edilor, Journal of Hie American Medical Arsociallon, and of llygcin,' the Health Magazine The did of the youuj diphtheria victim should be largely liquid, including' plenty of milk, cggiiog.nnd cereals during the first few (lays. Later,. the diet is incrtassd. .particularly by the addition of foods rich in Iron and vitamins which will aid in.rebuilding Ihe blood injured by the infection. In diphtheria the heart usually is subjected to a severe strain, anil Ihc patient should always* rest in bed, Moreover, the heart inust b: studied carefully lor several weeks after the patient recovers to make certain that it has not been damaged in any \vay. All sorts of gargles, sprays, and washes have been recommended from lime to time for use in diphtheria. Nowadays, it is customary to leave the nose ar.d throat alone, It. however, there is a foul Oder in the throat, mild antiseptic waslies or gargles arc sometimes desirable. In some caws of diphtheria in which antitoxin is not given soon enough, there may be secondary paralysis, due to. the action of the diphtheria poison on the nerves. ; The most common is that involving the palate, making- it, impossible for the child to speak clearly or to swallow easily A child wilh this type of paralysis will speak with a nasal tone of voice, and fluids put into his moutl- cannot be swallowed, but will lie returned through his noac. In such cases, it frequently is P. J.: Well, as a matter of fact, . l roiiiiiclllor hi 1r:ulp, UcfiM'llvc Ollli'rr K I.\G runji Into a iimzc rld liTTUIt- of cou- 111! lillj* (llllf ItOckKilVI NouKht a MivrKL-r ivltli tllunc imvi? Iliclr <,[)Uiimiili-*l fliul IM Wi:i,Ti:il is lifiivll) Intrruileil In Itot'kMaviiKC M|OI?|CKI fbul CO1J.NT I'OSODIM IN tin ImiiiJXlrr and nu rx-rouvleli 1h:tl JIUS. JOCKf.YN, I. [i i! >- WfltcrV dnusMer, Iji "MYCV!" on I'UKudlnli tbnt IXO- HUKK IIAVASIII, JIIIWIU-KC antnl, *O1J(;L( (u IltllUIC H hllKl! XUUll mojioiiulj', fttlu'r lo ItltuiR or It<»'!»iiviiKC| tluil ilii' IIISHOi' OP LIIIDI: W.IK Ilinilllll III 1111 1111- Kiivury iinny hviinilnl Uurlii); (lie Worlil \V..r. Only XiaiOI.AS STODAUT, Illriiu-', j, L . L .r|.liirj-. il|il<f»» l.lxive HUNiilflim hlnvc. he IVEIH In tile NjiIp'H IOLIIIKC nil during tu« pe- Hoil hi uliloli Jlhirif ouvluusly Mll« .iiiirJi-,,,,1. l*:ili>r, Kelt?rhi}£ riurslImiK l*o- KoJInl ijunlii, Ilic Count ujMilUijii? lluit ho In-Ill nil ol<! lirudKtf HKiilnxl TH.-inc. lint lie ilvulc'* kllllnj.- fl, r HiiniiHiT. yaw t;o (rx WITH 'run STORY CHAPTER XV DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S SECOND EXAMIN- K ATION OF THE HONORABLE MHS. REGINALD JOCELYN. Good morning, Mrs. Jocelyn. P.J.: Good morning. K.: Sit down, won't you? There nre just a few more things I wont lo ask you about Ihc night before last. ; P.J.: Thanks— but I have al-] teady told you nil I know. K.: All, Mrs. Jocelyn? I wish I could be quite certain about Hint. P. J.: But aren't you? I don't' know anything about Mr. Blane's flealh at all. ', K.: Maybe you don't, but I just ' want you to think very carefully. , c'ot'get anything which you may Rave said to me yesterday. Put' It right out of your head and I promise I won't hold it against j-ou. I want you to tell me exactly <Vhcre you v/ere in this yacht between the time of your leaving (he lounge witii Count Posodini fnd returning to it changed for Sinner on Ihc night before last. P. J.: But I've already told you. T came below with the count, left ftim at his cabin door and went Jfraight along to my own cabin to Change. iUy hi:sband can prove that because he was there — lying tn his bnth— when I came in. K.: Ever read a book called 'The Eainl in New York,' by Lsalie Charieris, Mrs. Jocelyn? it was the evening that we're talking about. He gave it lo me just after we came below, and I look It to my cabin when I went to change. ' . K.: That's better. Now we're getting somewhere. How long did you stay in the count's cabin? P. J.: I was never in it. He went in and got the book and handed U out to me through the door. « * * JT. Now, Mrs. Jocelyn, this won't • do. I have no desire to pry Into your private life, and if you've been haying an affair with, the count that's nobody's business. Anything you say is Just confidential between you and me, but you've got to tell me the truth because somebody on this ship has committed murder, and somebody is going to Ihc electric chair on that account. You'it feel pretty bad if that somebody was the wrong person; just because you failed lo.own up to it that you were talking to them while the murder was being committed, and you were the only alibi they had —wouldn't you? P. J.: Please don't let's be melodramatic, Inspector. I'm sure it won't come to that and, as I've already told you, my husband can prove I was in my cabin at 7:45. Ho asked me the time as I came into the bathroom and I looked at my watch. K.: I arn sorry but I don't believe you, Mrs. Jocelyn. It's natural enough that you and your husband should have got together directly it was dscovered that Ihere had been a murder done on board. You fixed that lime between you to coincide with the lime you left the lounge but, at the lime you say you found your husband ,in Ihe balh, you weren't in your own suite at all. P.J.: Well, if _yoti choose to think I'm a liar but I don't admit that I am for one moment. K.: I see. That's your story and you're sticking to it. All right, Mrs. Jocelyn. I won't trouble you any more for the moment, but later on I'm afraid you may be sorry that you haven't seen your way. to tell me the truth. K'J:: It is the truth, I tell you. K:: : So you say, sister, but I .don't believe you, so there's use our arguing any more about it. You can go now . . . no, xot that way.. D'you mind going into the next cabin and waiting there for a few moments. I'm going to . P. J.: Oh, cr— yes, I am reading I have n little talk with your hus- It at the moment, but I suppose you saw it in my cabin when you searched the whole' ship yesterday. K.: That's right. Where did you get that book? ? : P.J.: Count Posodini lent it to me. K.: When? band next, and I'd prefer that you shouldn't have any opportunity of comparing notes with him as you pass each other in the passageway/ ... .^thanks.' DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER id TEIUNG'S THIHD EXAMIll TION OF THE HOKORAll REGINALD JOCELYN. XT. Good morning, Mr ±V ' lyn. J.: Good morning, Officer. • K,: There are" just a few nl Ihings I want to ask you all he scries of events which ]i ceded the discovery of Boll Blane's death. J.: Right'o, fire away. K.: According to your prevj statements, you were on deck \\ Miss Rocksavage when the yJ sailed from Miami. You ll went below together, but in jl ilalemenls Ihe times vary. \ »ay that you came down lo >| cabin at 7:30, whereas Miss Rcl savage says that yon both cj down at 7:15. Can you get nearer to the actual time for ;. J. I don't think KO. You kil what life is in pleasant compl on board a ship. When you're f joying yourself time goes only quickly. ' K.: I see. You find Miss Ho savage's company very en then? J.: Certainly. She's a \i amusing and intelligent yol woman, and, incidentally, she's! tiosless, and so it is ha- due t I should devote a certaiH amc ol my time to her. In this p Heular case the du*v happen:! be a very pleasant Xa. That's! K.: I see. You can't get ne;l lo the time you went below tl that it might have been 7:15| it might have been 7:30, then J.: No. If Miss Rocksavagc t. it was 7:15 I don't doubt si right. K.: Very well, let's agree was so, You went below at and you did not arrive chanl in the lounge until 8:30. Thaf an hour and a quarter. \ don't mean to tell me that it t| you all that time to change. J.: Dear, dear, dear. How rl nicketty you policemen are. went into all this yesterday mo ing and I told you then tha. always take my time about dial ing. Moreover, that I often spl a long time lying in my bath.l K.: Can you tell me how If you spent in your bath on evening in question? J.: Not exactly, but I was L ready in it at a quarier to el because my wife came down ill the lounge at that time and I asl her what time it was as she' E;| into the cabin. K.: And she told you 7:45?| find that very interesting. ' J.: Why? K.: You'll find out, friend, fore this inquiry is ox'er. r# • • ; , (To, BejConliniiejl) Save this installment as dcnce to help you solve the cril ns has already been mentioned, it is customary to remove his tonsils ind iiilenoids, to apply certain an tiseptic preparations, and to cleanse his nose and throat frequently with warm normal salt' solutions. The use of tile ultra-violet ray applied directly to the ttiroiit has also been nenlioncd as a inenns of clearing carrier from virulent diplithsria ;erms, but this method has not yet been proved to be of value. necessary to.give flukls an;i lio.uld icccls by passing a tube through the nose into the osophngus until the paralysis of the swallowing mnsclcs is overcome. When the methods of treatment already mentioned are applied sufficiently c«rly. most cases of diphtheria recover, when anti-toxin is given on the first day. less than 2 per cent of the patients die. When it is not given until the fourth or fifth day, as many as 10 to 15 per cent may succumb to this disease. The Importance ol early diagnosis and enrly treatment with sufficient antitoxin cannot, therefore, be over-cmpha- sizeci. When your child in the home ha.s diphtheria, spoons, forks, knives, and dishes should be set apart, for his special uje. And the youna- «er must be kept, isolated unli two successive cultures taken from his r.osc and throat are shown to be free from ciiphtteria germs. These cultures should not be maclo until the child has been without fever for at least 10 day.s If the cultures continue to contain large numbers of germs allcr the child has been isolated fo> more than three weeks. H is customary to test the germs on a guinea pig to -sec whether the animal will contract diphtheria. II they are sufficiently virulent lo kill the animal, it is necessary to apply measures to rid llic patient of the diphtheria germs. Otherwise he will be a carrier who wilhr.enacc everyone \vho comes In contact with him. In the treatment of Ifce carrier, Electric Sign Used To 'Voice Noise Protest QUINCY, Mass. (UP) —William Edwards says hs doesn't stiller from insomnia, but during the past eight years he has hart 1G7 wakeful nights—because of noise from unloading coal barges. Edwards, who threatens lo vacate his $30,000 estate if the noise doesn't stop, posted an illuminated Eijn in front of his house. It measures 10 feet long iind 4 feet wide. The sign reads: "Established 1904. This estate to be closed, as owner must have sleep at night and be free from inhaiation of fine cinders and filthy coal dust. The unnecessary unloading of coal at night, including many Sundays, has made 'such nights as the night before the Fourth, when even dogs go crazy from the noise. Does this seem right? Nevertheless, right or v,'rong 'the tax must go on'." Edwards says he has kept a complete record of all nnloadings ol coal boats on the Quincy and Wey- rnouth side since 1928 and during that period has lost 167 nights of sleep, including several four-day periods. He says from one side conies noise from an open steam exhaust and from another the hoist shriefcs like a siren. step in the government's pn toward permanent coloniz there. , Despite the fact that the isll abound with all sorts of birds! federal government prefers! carry on its plans of colonizl by the introduction of donJ animals. The hens were sell from-a fleck maintained her! the U. S. Department of Agrl ture. " U. S. Sends Chickens To Lonely Pacific Isles HONOLULU (UP)-A cargo of chickens and roosters aboard the U. S. Cutler William J. Duane has left port for the islands of Howland, Jarvis and Baker as the next IPSWICH, Mass. (UP)—Des| of taking part in a trip to ington which the state is J nirig, but lacking funds, a gl of women got out their ne| and are "embroidering" their Announcements} The Courier Mews has teenl enorized to announce the fol ing candidates for Blythevtlle j nicipal offices, to be elected April S: For Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPSTTER OUR BOARDING HOUSE WHEW AH YO YO PUKJ (SOME A TRIP-SHE ME & 2. AW TOL' ME T'THROW T3E I OBDE "RUBHA6E OUTA l YO •RCOMf / With Major HooJ BY PARAD1WG WITH BA& AMD BAG6AC3E, THE WIMBLE WIT OF A HOOPLE FOIL-3 PLAUWED OF THE CLEVEREST CRIMIMAUS—~ HAW/ E>Y MOW, WORD HA-SCJOWE FORTH.-THAT 1 AM "SPEMDIMa THE WlMTER ^ REASON IM THE SOUTHLAND/ \^ /y / »^i^ / m^^ FL1<3MT ' "POWM =

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