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PAtifc , '(Afifc); (SOUKIER •THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : COURIER NKW3 CO., PUBLISHERS ' C. R. BABCOCK, Idltor 'H ,W. HA1NES, Advertising ' Pole national Advertising- Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, JiHioit, st. Louts, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis • Published Every Aftemoco Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post oflice at BlythefiUe, Arkansas, under ftCt of Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by Uie United press SUBSCRIPTION BATES Py carrier in the Cits- of BlythevUle, 16o per week, or 65o per montli.. . By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.^0 for six monllis, 75o /or three raonfcha; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, tS&J per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Capital's Sitting Down These Days, Too A. quiet but effective little sit- down strike seems to be going on these xlsiys, with (he United Slates Nnvy Dep.irtiiienl 011 the receiving end and some of the country:'- 1 ' richest aggregations of capital cloi'ng the sitting. Because of (he sitclown, the navy is unahle to so ahead with construction of six new destroyers and three submarines, called for in the current building program. It can't build them because it can't get the steel; nnd it can't gel the steel because the steel men 'are sitting down. It all goes back to the recently passed Walsh-Henley liuv, which requires holders of government contracts to conform to specified wage: and hour standards. .-•:..• • The nine warships .involved are to be built in government navy yards. Oh December <1, last, the navy advertised for bids for 0,000,000 pounds of steel for the submarines.; a fortnight later, it called for bids for 19,000,000 pounds of'steel for the destroyers. Now, under the Walsh-Henley law, a steel company Uiafc would submit a bit! • for this business must produce the steel under ibc -•above-mentioned wage and hour standards— among which, for example, is the 40-lioiir week. And it looks very much as if the • steel companies of the nation . would rather go without the business than meet the Walsh-Hoaleyj act's re- fjiiirenienfs. • For to dale the navy has received bids for only 7,000,000 pounds of steel.. It' thus is impossible to allot sufficient material to any navy yarft to begin construction, and the building of the six destroyers and three submarines has been indefinitely postponed. Offhand, one would think that this government business Svoultl be worth getting. Orders for 18,000,000 pounds of steel don't grow on every bush. And, in a further offhand cpmmcnt one would imagine that the needs of the country's defense program might be expected to have a little weight But (he \Valsh-Healey bill docs not please the steel toasters. So we get the odd spectacle of orders for 9,000 tons of steel going begging—of ' the navy being unable to buy the steel it needs in the greatest steel-producing- country on earth. It is evident that the supreme court OUT OUR WAY febSH ",i'M SORRyi' \ | DAVE.' —I'THOT IT \ I WAS A PA.V ROLL ; HOLDUP— TH' GUM • .UMDEE VOU3. COATT, : AM' SMEAKlM 1 i AROUMD WITH I YOUR. CAP I PULLED DOWM- ' '\ IT'S A GOOD \ THIMQ YOU HIT HIM WITH THAT MOSE, FIRST/ I WAS JUST GOIM' TO TAt> HIM WITH THIS SHAFT- is not the only body that passes on the validity of our laws. Just as a group of auto workers recently decided that the Michigan laws against trespass were inoperative, so now a group of steel masters lias suspended aii act of Congress, It might be something that Congress" •"would be interested in looking into. As a matter of fact, Chairman Walsh of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee recently remarked that Congress would be forced to "remove or modify" the Walsh-IIealey law unless some agreement enabling £Jie navy to get the steel it needs is reached, JIo pointed out that the steel industry has been operating under a 44-houi 1 week and claihis to be unable to !ad• jiwt its operations to a 40-hour week at this time. Tip For Blue Coats The police department of Dubuqiic, la., is in somewhat of a mess. A 57- year-old man recently was found lying, in a stupefied condition, in a doorway. Policemen look him (o the station, booked him on a charge of intoxication, and bundled him into a cell. Some hours later, the man's son ap- pcarcd. at the station after a frantic, search, and took home his dad. Investigation revealed that the man had not been intoxicated, but had suffered a stroke. He died shortly afterward. Now it appears the whole affair may result in a shakcup of the police department. The unusual thing about this incident, paradoxically, i s that it is not unusual. Because police are notoriously prone to assume that a stupefied person is drunk, there have been similar occurrences in many cities. If only to avoid getting into a fix such as the Dubuque force is in, police of other localities might ^yell learn a few fundamentals of first '.aid, or be able to eal! a doctor to determine when a man is .drunk and when lie is ill. .,•'..' Farley Is ail honest man. And if you arc honest politically, you .generally arc Honest in every oilier ivny. —vice President John Nance Garner. .'*••* •• Let us liflve peace and make automobiles. —W. S. Knurtsen, motor executive. -'* * • There was n <lme when we had great numbers ot coonskln coats nnd very short skirts. But those days are gone. —Dr. .w. P. Gralram, Syracuse University, BighUng the end of "Joe College" days. *.*'.* If nny one lesson lias been (might, it is that in n fight of this kind tlie solidarity of all labor in the United States and Canada Is needed. -Wlllinm Green, commenting on tlic General Motors strike. * * » These men who spend Iho public- monoy ought to have some experience in (|, e difficulty of '"akins a dollar, -Senator J. w. Btitley, Nor Ui Carolina'. • By Williams BAAH.' FUMMV GLWS: KMEW I WAS RAFFLIM OFF A 5HOT- GUM.' GO OM •'LAFF THAT SHOTGU'M' HAS MA.DE A AROUMD WERE- WE \WOM IT OFF SOMEBODV AW THEY WOM ' IT, AM' SO OKI - AAADE MO MISTAKE f IT'S MOLOUP:/ ' V O'»T6YW';IBV1CE.1HC. T. W * tS. 11. e MT 0 ,f. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19J SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ."Fluey and J s(ijl are quarreling,' We haven't snokcn to each oth.cr for a" week." . " Cu/?/ous WORLD r Ferguson POSSY WILLOWS DO NOT NEED SK/GHTCOLORS IN ORDER. TO ATTRACT .-. BEES/ THEY APPEAR. SO EAF51V IN THE SPRANG O COMPETITION . FROM OTHER. PLOVVERS. • DF.GI.V HEnn TODAY TnvcfillKaltn^ tlie inurjer of HOUTjIO ItljAM), llrlllBL HIIIUL- flrt, nlianrj O.UU.TO.Y IlOCKi. SAVACll'S yiccl.t, DHl'ctive O11N "r Kl-yiTKKI.Vo runs lulu u taute ot coiilllclliiK clov.l. AK the invrxlfKU'lim ItroKieXHtH «e chn>-l« il,e imnMlMu jnnlfv'r* /or *uck of tl,c ttlili»'« imsiii'iiKcrjfi 311IS. l(i:CMNAl,l) JOCHI.ViV.iiOdi', tfu tar ax Ififomtf t'OIAX'i 1 J'O.SO- I)l\r, ijrud^e motive jiKnliiNt Ilmuej UnckH.-ivnCi', Nlrouff motive of liiiniu'liil (,-iilm IllMlOi- Oi- IIVIU^, Mtrnti^ iiiotU'e fclncc XUnuo kne^v of fal* iiu.snvor/ iui«(, LAI»V Wl-II.TlCit, ulTUnK motlvu Jl fliiiincl:il Balu; 1XOSHK1; 1MYAKIII, utritnK iiindio uf <1- nniiclal K"ln| ItliOIXAM) JOOK- l'V,\, Ktronir liiikliv^ of nimiifhil xniiii .MISS noiiiSAV.ini:. )1[m c, "IilitirriLlly. Only tlin hljhi'M crew nna MCHOJyAS STODA11T, Uljioi-'* nvvreiitry, are cijni-'lijslvi'tj- rulttl out oil nounil :illM<. Sl.nlarl „:,, J" lie K|>|[I*« Imiaae nil <lurln, ; <nc lierlod In ^liloJi ]Unnc obvU AH . ruuint* oitt fif.s dp- v ••; X . THE: INSCRIPTION OKI His ' GRAVE STp(>JE SHOULD HAVE READ •* BEN JCNSON" BUT THE STONE-CUTTER AAAD5 A MISTAKE AND .CHISELED IT MICE ARE BRED IN MORE THAN •i?_ fo describe an object as "mouse color" is being very vague, for with he 'modern's trend in mouse breeding, fanciers now produce these animals in colors ranging from the original .browns and blacks, to whites llies, creams, lilacs, plums, - silvers, variegated, elc. NEXT: . How did (lie cocker sjianic! gn ;is name? The Family Doctor Sanitation, Quarantine Are-Vital In Cheekiiig Scarlet Fever Spread BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN ilitpr, Journal of< the -American Medical Association, and of Ilygein, the Heallli lUagazine.' Liitlc is gained by treating the iroat with antiseptics during nn ;ack of scarlet fever. The initial orciiess nnd swelling soon dis- Pliear. If, however, tlie throat eels more. comfortable : following argling with some mild^antlsep- c solution, this may bO'.done. The physician who attends the atlent—and there should always be a physician In constant attend- nce—will determine the nature f the substances that nre-to be S! * ' • ;i,«il:i If'.possible, only people who al- eady have had the disease should e In contact with the patient and ielp- the doctor .with these ' pro- cdures. The doctor will watcli :tlie pa- ient> temperature (carefully nnd cteniilnc from its changes vhether secondary infections will ccur. He will examine *the cars or the first signs of spread of ifecllon from the throat. He' also will examine t regularly he excretions f from 'the kidneys, o determine whether there Is any anger that these vital organs •iirbc inflamed. He will'help prc- cnt this complication by making urc that the patient remains ulel and that the "diet. docs not hrow an undue burden on the idnoys. Reinedies may .be . prescribed hat will prevent headache and ther pains, a»d various lotions my -he recommended' 10 soothe tchmg and irritated skin It also is necessary for the doctor to advise the family ns to the cleaning of linens, utensils, and other materials used by the patient in order to prevent tiic spread or the disease. The bed and body linen and other materials that may have been . contaminated by discharges from the patient, and all objects such as thermometers, -spoons, cups, and toys that likewise may have become infected, should he hollcri or s learned, qr soaked I some suitable gcnnlcktal. solution. After the patient has recovered, the permanent furniture should be thoroughly washed and cleaned, and the room aired and sunned for at least one day. "( li'ln l!UseM<£ h"V"' ( «ilj"S w*l"°* I'm crime IY.-IK loiiiiulftrj. TJie JoiiMSi! Ktcutirtl varruljanilcii tills Mow' uo o\ wni' THE STOIIY CHAPTER XKH DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S FIFTH REPORT, CONTINUED. T THEN examined the contents of the wastcpapcr baskets, which had been removed from each of the parties' cabins on the morning following tlie crime, and three items of interest emerged fl'oin this examination. In the refuse from Count Poso- dini's cabin I lound 31 cigaret ends, 25 of these are Chesterfields, but the oilier 6 are an English brand called Players, and four out of these six have obvious traces of lipstick on them. . In the refuse from Miss .Rock- savage's cabin I found a twist of hair which had obviously been removed from a comb. Most of this .was golden hair, which undoubtedly comes from the head of Miss Ferri Rocksavage, but mingled with it there are a few short, black curly hairs, which definitely suggest that a man had used that comb afler her. Among the refuse- from the Bishop of Bude's cabin I found one match torn out of .1 booklet of matches, upon which is printed in block letters the words "Adlon-Claridgc." I then re-examined .various members of. the parly. • « » t DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S 6HOHTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S THIRD EXAMINATION I OF THE HONORABLE MBS. . • JOCELYN. TT. Come in, Mrs. Jocelyn. Sit i *•• clown, do. f P.J,: .What, more questions, already? ' K.: Yes. Sorry I've-got to trouble you again, but let's make it ns pleasant as we can. Have a cigaret; P. J.: No thanks, I only smoke , Ohioan Carves Statues, Aided By Finger Nails SPRINGFIELD, O. (UK—David Drlscoll, GO, watched n dog scratching a hard stone nnd had nn idea. Now he says -he is the only man in Ihe world who .carves statues from stone with his fingernails. When the dog's toenails made (Jeep indentations in the stone, Diiscoll decided he could do the same with his finger mills. Among Drlscoll's collection nre busts of Gladys Swarthout, Galli Curci, Shirley Temple, Maria Jeritza, and his latest, Mrs. Wnllis Simpson. Keeping n record of 24 pieces he curved, Drlscoll, who can move from his chair only with difficulty because ot a heart ailment, figured that It had required 4,830 hours to complete them. He lias found Lint his fingernails grow onc-six- Iccnth of an inch a week, and he uses only one nail a day to give my own. K.: Right, then.' May I h'av one of yours so we can .be soda ble? P.J.: Cerlainly. K.: I see you smoke Player Very popular brand in England P.J.: Very. K.: Thai's a charming shade o lipstick you use, Mrs. Jocelyn. P. J.: Need we go into that?' K.: I'm afraid we've got to I'm going to trouble you for tlv lipslick you have in your bag a the moment. P.J..: Bur—I don't understand K.: Never mind. Just hand i over, will you. It'll save all soils of trouble in Ihe end i£ you'l oblige ine now. P.J.: All right. There's nolh- ing very exciling about my lipstick, .but I'jn sure 1 don't want to be searched. Here it is. K.: Thanks. You won't mind ii I keep it will you? We shall need it lalor (o prove (hat it matches lite lipstick on these cigaret ends which I've got in this little tin lox—see? P.J.: Why—yes. But . . . K.: Players, all o£ them, Mrs Jocelyn, smoked by you and found the morning after Blanc's Jealh. in Count Posodini's cabin. Now, don't get me all wrong. I'm lot trying to fix you for murder, nnd I'm not trying fo raise any nasly scandal about you. The Joint is that some time between lie mprning of the 7th and the nu-.-niiig of the 8(!i you smoked hese eigarets in Posodini's cabin. * * * [F it was, as I have reason to be lieve, between 7:45 and . 8:10 ). m. that lets yon out of any'sug- gestion ihat you were doing any- hing with the Count that you houldn't have. On the other hand, if you didn't moke them at that time, it might uggest that you were there for a 'ery much longer period and hen—no offense—but it might be uggestcd that you and the Count rere up fo the sort of thing your msband wouldn't care to hear bout. P.J.: I have nothing to add to my previous statement. . K.: All right, Mrs. Jocelyn. Then the presumption is that you vere in the Count's cabin at some ither, and probably a much long- T, period during j»at 24 hours. t that comes out, as it may quite veil have to in a case like this, vhat will your husband have to ay? P. J.: A lot I expect. K.: That doesn't appear to worry you over much? P.J.: As a matter cot fact it's .just the'sort of little 5 lesson I've been' meaning to' 'give hint for some time. K.: So he's been playing you up with Ferri. eh? i guessed as much. P.J. I did not say so. K.: Wait a minute, though. I going to put you wise to sonj thing which may make you thij differently before you burn yo' boats. The bird you know * Count Posodini is actually "Slic Daniels; con man and card shai Here's his police record. Take look. P. J.: I have nothing to add my previous statement. * * t '. Oil, Lordy! Let me put '• to you another way, tin Mr. Rocksavagc and the shij doctor both saw your huslxi: still unchanged in the passage 8:10. So your bluff about his k .! m his bath at 7:45 is nc quite useless. Get that' P.J.: Yes. K.: On fhe other hand there very strong presumptive oviden f'S- , M dini dld fn D 'ane. , tilick' is a luiown criminal ih makes (he presumption dout strong. Now, you seem a dece sort of tar]. Just because a lias a criminal record behind/lif. you're surely not going to seeVifj sent to the chair for a murder didn't do, if you can <;lop it, a you? P. J.: I see. Yes, that do make a big difference, doesn't if All right, then, I was in « fount's cabin. When we came bj ow at a quarter to eight I we n to borrow a book and I si there talking to him lor tlie I). >art of half an hour. K.: Then, why the heck did you say so to begin .with? P. J.: Isn't that obvious? , K.: Yes, because your husbar; told, you not to. Did he ki<z* where you'd been? ' ' }• P. J.: I intended (hat he shoulfr I suppose I might as well tell yif everything now. My husband ar- I haven't beon getting on ve> well lately and this trip hi irought matters to a head. Whr' le and Ferri started throwing cy t each other on the first day 01 rom New York I decided to sla i party of my own with 11 Count. I knew quite well tiiat I coui- ake care of myself and I thougli^ hat, if I spent half'an hour alori villi the Count in his cabin, btf ore changing that night, Kcggi vould be certain to ask why I wa o late. As it was I had all nv rouble for nothing. He was d occupied himself that he nevo even thought to ask where I ha ecu. K.: ,1 understand. l * . j P.J::I wouldn't have told(y/J!| his unless you'd had proof'ili' cady .that he didn't come clowi-' ill ten-past ei^ht."-' ) -K.: Thank you, .Mrs;. Jocelyr' .(To Be Conlinaed) - I Save (his installment as EVL [ciice to help you solve the crimed the other nails a chance to grow. Most of his work is carved from limestone, which he collects near his home. Drteccll said he did not sell any of Ills work. He pursues the hobby because "it's plenty of fun, although slow anil tedious work." Antique Wooden Skates Owned by Iowa Woman WEST BRANCH, la. (UP) — Skates which had not teen used hi many years made their appearance when Iowa was covered by a sheet of snow and sleet which froze into a smooth skating surface. Unique among those used here was a pair of graceful figure skates owned by Mrs. A. I. Evb. At least 00 years old, the skates were made of hand-carved maple wood. Hollow ground steel runners were fastened ,lo the .wood, with a iwlnted iron spike sticking up to fit a hole in the shoe heel. Fish Meal Fed to Cows PULLMAN, Wash. (UP) — 3 meal in concentrated mixtures been fed to dairy cows with sa s factory results during several i: pertinents in recent years, repq the department of dairy husbam 4 at Washington Slate College. So' experiments showed a lowering; the butlerfat test, but in no c°ai! ivere .off-flavors or odors detect in the milk. Read Courier News Want Ad* 1 OUR BOARDING HOUSE Announcements ;i The .Courier News has teen i\ thorized to announce the follc' Ing candidates lor Blytheville ir* nicipal offices, to be elected April C: For mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPETEH )': Tor First Ward Alderman *' J. L. GUARD For Alderman, 2ml Wan! FLOYD A. WHITE With Mcvjor Hopnj authorities insist tlint children with" scarlet fever shall be quarantined until all discharges, including those from the ear. Jiave ceased. Disastrous outbreaks of this disease have resulted from permitting patients with such discharges to go (back to school and come in contact with children who nre susceptible to sarlet fever. It is ixKsiWe, by examining (he discharge, to find out whether scarlet fever .streptococci nre present. Such examinations should be made when!'the discharges have lasted for a long lime, and should determine whether the dangerous, germs arc still present. The application of the measures that have been mentioned will do much to conlroi this serious infectious disease, to lessen Its virulence',' and perhaps ultimately to eliminate it altogether. "RECENT TRIP SOUTH, t INVENTED A LITTLE THAT WILL REVOLUTIONISE THE "FISHING IMI>USTRY fAUSTA BEEM MUST RAVE BACK OM CELLAR BEACH I £SLOWIN(3 MEMORIES IT'S TH 1 FIRST TIME HE HAS BLISTEJZ.EP A SIMPLE "BULB, JS% TIED TO THE -FISM \%2 LlWcSERED t>OWW L1K1&, ILLUMIMATE-S THE HOOK S o -THE "FISH CAK! SEE THE T3AIT— HAW' •'' -~i l;?/:-/~]'\ 3 THERE SINtE TH'