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: PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising HeprescntativcsT Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New Ycik, Chk-ago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Citv, Little Rock, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. altered as second class matter at the iwst office nt BlytlicvlUc, Arkansas, under act ol Congress October S,- 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In the. city of Blylhcvlllc, 15c per week or $6.50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 |wr year, $1.50-for six monllis, 85c [or three months; by inai! In posla! zones two fa six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year. In zones seven and eight, $10.CO per year, payable In advance. A Parly Pledge Sticls Democratic leaders in the national congress as Senators Robinson of Arkansas and Harrison of Mississippi have made it plaiu that they regard the platform on which their party was returned to power as a pledge to the American people, for the fullill- ment of which the party's representatives in congress are obligated tu put forth every reasonable effort. How in good conscience they could take any other attitude we do not see. They deserve no particular praise for standing behind their party's promises, to the people of this country. The notable thing is that not all who sought and obtained election to places of responsibility as Democrats appear equally willing to support their.party's program. \\'c have in 'mind the junior senator from Arkansas, Mrs. Hattic W. Caraway, who has been quoted as saying in regard to the Democratic platform plank for prohibition repeal that she regarded it as binding only upon the party's candidates for president and vice-president. Apparently Mrs. Caraway thinks that the prohibition plank, one/ of the few altogether definite and clear pledges contained in the platform, was in-ertcil merely for the purpose of fooling the voters. Certainly that must have been the case if it is lo be interpreted as binding only the president and the vice- president, because power for it.-,' ftdiiil- mcnt lies not with those gentlemen but with the congress of the United State.-, of which Mrs. Caraway is a member. All that is needed for the linal and complete destruction of pubi;.. confidence in party pledger, is for a sufficient number of Democratic congressmen and senators to take the view with respect to the prohibition plank that Mrs. Caraway has taken. If the Democratic party, with its overwhelming majorities in both houses of congress, fails to redeem its specific promises lo the voters of this country it will forfeit its right to public trust. A Sound View We recommend to all the people of Mississippi county, and particularly lo the justices'of the peace, who by'vir- nic of their membership in the quorum court are in an important measure re- OUT OUR WAY sponsible for U:c wt-lfaro of the county and its people, the following statement by Harvey C. Couch, a leading citizen of this stale iiiul a member of tlie board of directors of the Reconstruction Finance corporation: "The economic welf.uv of the formers of- our country is at the b.nr of Hie w?lfarc of nil ; our business. This i, pailiiiilnrly true In Arkansas where atom lhix i t--k,urths of our people live on farms; am! v.ho, despite the (lco;l, drought, and depress!'.!!, niv now living til home and maintaining Inrm values higher than tliose of (he pre-war pcricd. "One of (he leadln;; facKis in helping farmers to overcome the c:U:u.lilies which befell them Is the work of the County Agents and the County Hump Demonslr.il!oi» Agents, who, In addition to their ri-snbr, demonstrations, have rendered invaluable .-vivk-e |n connection witt) crop production lousi; and other rciiel activities' created to heni'Iit IwiU folks. "The'continuation of Uir.w extension Agents is vitally needed at this time when these reliel measures are -still under May, farm folks arc bcliis forced to make adjustments, and when errors in fanning may !»• very costly, f sincerely lit']>2 that every cou:ity iiuorum court in the State may fitid It |:oy.-,iij|L' lo proviclu an appropriation for a County Agent and 11 County Home Demonstration /igciit lo serve next yi'itr". \\V call cs|)(jci;:| ahoiUion to tliis statement because it connw at a time when many are falling for Hie elimination of the farm and home agents as an economy measure. Jlr. Couch, as president of the Arkansas Power and l-i(;li( company, is tho responsible head of a concern that is one of the largest—possibly the largest—of Arkansas taxpayers. His company would perhaps share to a larger extent tlian any other individual or corporation in tr.c state in any savings that might result from the elimination of these agents But Mr. Conch lias vision enough to see that IIIB welfare of liis company, like tho welfare of every individual and corporation living in or doing business in Arkansas, is inseparable from the welfare of the state and its people as a whole. lie is not willing to sacrifice progress for the sake of a very inconsiderable immediate s a v i n g. Neither should the rest of us. Supporting the Dole The British dole lias long been held up in this country as a horrible example, a drain on the British nation which has done much to cripple commerce and 1 ;-trade. Hut a highly conservative royal commission which has spent two.y.eai's investigating the entire problem has turned in a report which asserts that the dole must at all costs be maintained. It calls for a revision of "the manner of administering the dole, to be sure, and cites a number of abuses which need correction. Eut the principle itself—direct government aid for Die uti- Cimiloycd—it upholds. It remarks that il is an absolute necessity, ami turns down all efforts to find a substitute for it. • When you hear the dole denounced, you might keep that in mind. Oil. the public delights to criticire. —Col, Frederick S. Grecr.p. N. Y. Public Wo:*:, iupp;-- ii:'.r:ir.er.t. dm in; investigation iuln his ile- ;mimcnt expenses. By Williams iw.'i PER f\)TTiM' HAT'S AM' COST'S, !rllU;;J;iU-l&HTN-.M' O-VN^Gt -(?-, -.- nLYTIi:EVILlj;^(ARl<.)' COUHIBRN R WS SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Hazing Tactics Bi-jng Penalties KINGSTON, ..Out. ,(UP>—Slxtv- vo'slutlueU of the medical sophomore year at Queen's University vcre fined S2 each and required o post bond of S3 each for the balance of tlie term, wheh'-'fouml guilty of infringement, of the Alma Mnter Society Rule pertaining to ihyclcnl initiation, j • • The penalty was imposed by (!•.: AJma Mater Society Court. In addition to the fine, further rcs;triv- ticns were placed on the Ein'Hy | students. They will not be ]xi- ] nitted to hold any year dance n:- lanquet and will not be allowed o "cul" any classes. Tlv case arose from tlie Inilh- lion ceremonies, when _thc'.-med- ical freshmen were snid to! have Seen mat',? lo walk in molasses in their bnrefect. and then thro'.i^i erain. after which they were mr.cc lo put on Ilioir sliDo 1 ;. In addition to this, several of the freshmen E had rotten lomnlies and c^gs rubbed iu tiieir hair. Don't Lot Movie"Eyeslrain" Talk Keep You from the Show "I've saved sixty dollars, ttr. IJcnson, so I could work lor nothing while you taught me your business." "V Dll. MOTHUS l-'ISHHKIN Tl:e question is constantly rnls- ! as to whether or not -motion pictures arc had for the eyes. Parents wonder how often children should be .'permitted to attend,! whether or not (hey should sit In' "le front or rear in the house, whether or not. it is dangerous to view tile plcluM? from the side, aiul how much, if at all, eyes mas- be harmed by attending motion Picture pcrfo; mancc-s. In 1930, the uureau of the I f-'".i!>:ie of Naliuiu mcide public a report which ;had been developed by a special committee In Italy on this subject. The report was bns- cd on n fii'^tionnaire which lind been sent | o almost 15,000 children and youns people Jn Italy, > Alwut ons-fouith/of these slated that the ey,?s tirrd nfler watching niins. Alxmt twice as ninny said that their eyes did not feel fired « strained in the least, and the oilers seemed to be doubtful, i « . , According to ,,a statement issued by one of the leading authorities of tho Society for the Prevention of Blindness in this country, jno- IIop. .pictuics do not cause as much strain to (he eye ns vending n hook. Dr. Park Lewis has said: "Under normal physiological conditions movin pictures ! do not cause serious eye fatigue. Since v.^iving; moving pictures is distant vision, it does not demand so great nmocciihr effort as near vision-such as rending for a corresponding length of time. "When eycstiain is caused by moving pictures .it is due to one or another preventable condition, such as too prolonegd fixing of the attention on a single point, or defective visual 'function, to a bad position of Die observer In rela- lion to the screen, to poor films, Improper manipulation of the apparatus, to foully projection or to improper illumination. "With these reservations' there Is no more harm to the eyes In viewing the moving j pictures with modern improved methods than there is In any other normal use of the eyes," Apparently therefore Jt may t« said that tlie motion pictures, as such, do not have a 'harmful influence on the eyesight of normal, healthy people. Neither should they be injurious to the nervous system of manual, healthy people. * • * However,. people who are inclined to have trouble with vision aT a ' 1 and those who are cd emotionally'may „„„,,,. so,,., ,, effects from attendance on motto Pictures or several rc4,« ??^ first place, "— tne changes of llg 111 the second .... sometimes Jarky . luje parattis for projection is the sjiecd Is not properly ed. The investigators !,„,,. vorW out a sort of motion p^,,l ,,v glenc which Is useful -n, y " Uiatit is desirable in .tho ^ *? children and young ix?oph [„ daylight or subdued light sen Programs should be arrari a[ ,,i that longer or shorter scenes »J° alternated. aiu Projection of any -part of „ r,,,,, should not be longer than ton "' fifteen minutes, followed by in tervals of from two to three n- ules and then the light may gradually brought on. Of course, 'a film of liftcen- mmute length is probably best suited to educational purposes | However, it is difficult to say how the ordinary drama could be condensed into fifteen-minute lengths. CHURCH EXCUSES I BY GEOKGE W. I5ARHAM It you do not go to your church Sunday, a ' sk the first persor . yon meet up with just why he or she is not in church Take the' answer and compare it with the reasra, you have- given yours-If in that way you will probably find out just what is' wrong with your church, and if you will put this question to all the boys and girls yon meet, you will learn something that no doubt will be of interest to you. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. fVlissG'.vn Police to Get Radio Equipaierit JEFFERSON CITY. Ho. (UP)— Within the next t\vo mc:!t'.u a ;;s;cm cf radio comnnni:u.i:i!'i al- no5i certainly will be ji'.scei in operation in the Misso.iii state il?.!r.vay patrol, il was sa.:l today. Experiments have b:=n i-o:iiiiitl- jd already in an utter.!'.'; \o tic- erniins the pcssibilities Oi radio ;:-ivice. Seme system of lo.imiuni- jalicu is br.clly needed, .sine: tho rcopcrj are EO widely ii.a'.tcKtl n their v;orh. V/HAT KIND 0? A DOG ( &™ : V' ' ' fy^v/' SU^VvVoii^rnro'S-rA' MM™'™ 1 l|^| Al.WPOF—/fej WHAT'COUNTBV? (Answers on rtari; I'.:-o liouM-liclcl )irl]i, apart- 1 itic.it linntintr. Jn~; \ -,til Is. orniKu M-;\VS WANT AI!S O i «M ar HE* agfi o;rawiU-ioM5> gfi&"r%.'il!so'U'«.' MT. Orr. it -it) CABRIELLE B CIS :n:i;». IOIIAY Tin- Murj uni'in uiih n un Jn «lili-U il niiirdcr !» cummln.J '! il liiitnlcliliil nuinliic. l.utir lie It.nml IICIKIC lit I.IXDA mill TIMI AVI..UII.I.. iiKirrlfJ Hired yrj.r^ iiacl inni-ii III Invi-. l.lndsi aan,mw* tliiil liiMi-nil nr Him. rncMt* nvcr l.li<- .I.-,!:.,,,,! ,1,.- T l.re ,„ l, : ,vc tivi-. 'If,,. B1! ,.»i. ,,i|| | IL .. (jonsix .'-Mils ri:\i:oi>v. via^rix. iit^um ri-lnilvt. .it l.lnilifa \vlin vrn.. In jN|.\> lurk nn lii^ltn-H,, i,mi Intltnl l:l!!l-il'lt r<i vlsll ilii- Avrrllln; i:,M«. •l'.XI_1\ J)i: VDS. fiatiilnuuie llflut,,,, r^irc^cti(i:i^ n CJiir»tu.:m ncrllinie »..-i,:ur:,rliiriT ivllh ivlinni Avcrlll Ki>|!l'« ro tfn l.nshir,,: Jill. STAT- !,,S.M)i:il. inlilillrtvr/ilrrD iii.iii.ii.-rr <•' (In- lirtil Arrrll).. .unrki. f,,ri JIAIIVI.V I'lM-rr. fnrmcr .nlinr n f l.n:[l:r.^ \-.hiiin ».hi* tins not xpi-n fur • I'vi-rnf j t .iir.v, :m,l I.I.l.V SIIAI'IMI- .M:';NI:Y. 1,1,1, ..-riu-r „„ „ i c( .|,, rl! The fcni-iM n»rlTr nnil nfnimr liuinrillalrlr Him- In Iriiulilc. At illunrr Cn;»ln Anlit.x KIM., !,,,„ n lM-::lriJ iircii]iii>iit irhli -Slinut^Iirn-j.- 'KC-J- tifiDin [i t . ilp miiir.i'ra ,-IH n ilnn- Krrdii^ rrtivl rcir tlefniitln- C:!t:iliil-i. >v.,rl; In linlin. llillll.v. n7i iiltl nMlrli ilup, U lirill.nllj klllril iltirlni: ihr iil u hi imil .iinilclon lur '.ii- Ui-cil inrp.^ I,, .Sltaii^linrn.iry \UHI nilinflK lie- rii:iiiiril almtil iiflrr Hi:- n Hi ITU li:nl rrllrcil. Mi\v <:o n.\ ivri'ii THE STOIIV CHAI'TEIt VI j 1XU,.\ slooil up auil shooU oft tier Uiouglits iritli a visiWe motion of her slim shoulders, "What's the pru-riiij) lliis moruliig?" "Coif for [liciii r.s wauls it— the bo::t— anything you say. Best get a i!i|) In before lin:cu. Tide's high Mien." "Ami the leiinls tournament tin's •illcriioon: dinner homo; and the Kourlli of July dance at tlio club '.oriBlit. All rielit— let's go! Tern kisscil lier quickly. "Good sport!" lie applauded. "Our Kiicsts unit below. Up and at 'em. Binlo. old dear!" flut all day Ions. Linda's solemn, clc::r little vcicG rniifi in liis head, '•::<! lie [ounil himself a! one lime Oi- auiitlicr regarding cacli guest as •i EtratiRcr capahlo of unbriilicd fury wiijrli might Hud outlet in the mingling of a small, inoffensive little d»s. liis day was a suspi- cinur; aiHl n miseraljlc one. •St.Ttlnmicr Bud Cousin Amos elected to pl.ny coif, liven before l!:; y slarlrd Avcrill lintl cause for nj'i.rclienrfon ;is lo how they would mix. l-'nr ns they collected their l.'Sf In the C!ili:in;o dall ttic tclo- I liiine rnn;; nuil he slopped lo on- SW.-T n call frnm his real estate ;!<:: in. Wliile l;o nlistractcdly as siiinl (he lo.-al "live wire" Hint Hie I'i.i-.-o was still for E.ile, dial (t coi:'il be seen at nny time, and ttiat tlio terms slill held, ho ooticcil lhal I lie two men ftond stirily waHliig. n Illlle a|nrt from each other and without any nilcmpt nt ordinary fiinl! l.ilk. Motoring them lo the links, be womlcroil more .mil more how it:e cnuibliulion would work. Slr.thmlcr lie knew [or a hard man — with nu an:;i7iimly retentive memory am] a geiii:;a for Psurcs. to- Eiilier witli tlie immtieucc of sucli ripUtutic tov,.irtl its IM'K In others. Peihaiw •!? or (S. lie was stockily Imilt. Flron^ lieyoitd an ofiiinnil ene?5 i-.r.il re;;n!c;l "a hop for work." u> e.iticr 0:1 ollieis tlian on himself. Kow Cousin Amos 1'enhody, as It r.'il'iiciK-il. also tnok ^ilnt?cll sir|. Oiisly .-mil Ton iniKlit have s.llil I he two v/oiilil n:.il;e a perfect \alr. Bu*. Cousin Ames, though n rre- clsionlst, ur.a not, like Slr.tbmier, a silent one. Kvcry detail ot the nrcen?. the technique. of teclns off, the action ot ctlic-r players, the positions ot his opponents when he was playing, was subject lo llucut cud critical comment. •'<£! Tom I>iise3 her quickly. "CooJ spoil," f, e appfaaJfJ. '"^iF 7 with tlie air of one wlio endures 0113 epithet, he turned ou Ills-heel uiucli for a particularly explicit lecture. "Mr dear sir, I am sure you will not ralnd my calling attention to tlio fact tliat you liabltcally drop your club too low. Holding It as you do, you cannot liope to get distance in your drives! Thomas, you too sliouM mark this point well. Always remember, my boy, that your club should be parallel will) tlio ground at tlie beginning o! your stroke." Sensing; the growing fury ot his business ns=ociatc. Tom soon heartily wished Uiat one or tho other of them liail stayed at borne. He coulj Ignore Hie westerner's sullon- ainl ailmire his dogged, even isaiiic-or he could play up lo Cou| sin Amos' pride In liis passable JEklll anil yo:il!iful energy. Hut to I reconcile iho Iwo proved more and I more hopeless. When the es&lo sion whl,:li he drcadeil linally came, for rt:l its violence, it brought the sense of relief wlilcti follows a Ions-awaited detonation. Cousin Amos, of course, was its reason. Tho direct cause was a p.ilro:ilzi;:K comment upon the idiotic carelessness of getting inlo a sand tr.in. For some, time Stat- lander l:ai! been ominously q-.iltt. Now lie slopped, his face darkly linpheil as I.imta liad seen il Hie ni.clit Iwfore. His voice seer.icil nl most Ihroltlcil; il quivered so with and strodo away. • • • • e moment the others stood staring after him, then Averill ogau groping for phrases that would espresa his regret for the occurrence. "Do not apologize, Thomas," said Cousin Amos severely, tbo ruddy flush failing slowly thougU lite eyes still started from his hcail in surprise, "it i s no t your fault tbat this—urn—unmannerly person so— cr—lost bis self-control. Certainly I cannot understand how comment upon such—Imi!—such an obvious'}' poor stroke, should Infuriate him. H was, Thomas, an exceedingly I'oor stroke. Would you not have said so? Well, all!—however—! "o you think you should—ah— follow and attempt lo—cr—pla- cate— ?" ".N'ol at all." Tom had watched the retreating figure and saw It swing At a brisk pace Into tbe road toward \Vhito Haven. "H'a nol far to Iho house, lie can blow ofT steam walking. I'm really awfully sorry, Cousin Amos. Shall we—do you care to go on with the game?" "Most certainly." Cousin Amos stooped with a slight srunt lo r»- trieve D;e abandoned ball. "We'll put his clubs In Ihe.cnr," said Tom. "All risbt. Carry on!" He- was torn between nnnoyance at tho hland old man who sa.w no CTATI.A.V|;K«, E luiiily t ° tho dlElaace fcelwocn tee and tbs j,-^t fcuaie the liih . pawed ; repressed, concenlrated fury ns he | personal blame for Iho sltuatloi I damned Cousin Amos for an Inter-; ai:d more decided anqer nt lh u jfcring, talkative old busybody, other's Inexcusable behavior And i That worthy, blinklua In astonish- jiiiddenly-no 11=0 ducklnE ill-he I mom, stood with nutter hanging b^ow that most alarm!,,*^^ot all was • Iron, limp lingers. !ly R roll of his! hf, ccns ( anl nio 8 , ,, fla . s I eyes ho disavowed any connection ; suspicions. Certainly he had seen with this unexpected outburst. Illsja flash of murderous fury Ha'was I-ilrot Innocent surprise seemcrj 10-recalled by a subdued click end ho tl-.o last straw. I?e ore I'om Cousin Amos' self-congratulatloni |.:ot.M Intervene Slnllandcr raised "My ho , c . my malcb dear „ , .the club he had been brandishing limp! It , 3 something to beat t and by r='single passinnAto-Mer. i r.-.an llho i-oursclf-yoiing. In fine lion of strength sn.ippcd il in l\vo. i trim a ,. (1 a |,i;, lo kcc „, then buried tha pieces Into iho U, n;5 hy const;>nt ac|i s«8rtyrougn._ WHS a Baal sulphur-1 oi(i at) | 0 advorsaryi j coasr atul a t e myself!" His eyes -learned. Cousin Amos' self-conceit neatly dampened every generous and sportsmanlike impulse. Barely checking tlie im. petuous "Go to the devil!" which e to his lips. Averill managed lo accede witb fair courtesy to th« loss of the match. 'SIh! You feel downcast, I can see. Not pleasant to be taken Into camp by an oldster, bm? Well, well, well, well! You' young men hav» something to Icarn still from you* elders." 'THE stream went on but Tom suddenly applied Cousin Amos' rul» and found it worked. I3v_.concen-' _ tratlon on his own thoughts to tlia- J exclusion ot the old man's prattle, he succeeded in arriving home In a rnoro normal frame o! mind. 'You enjoy a dip, don't you, Cousin Amos?" ho Inquired. "Very much. Very much indeed! Of course, surl Is more exhilarating. A real battle stirs the blood and refreshes tlie mind. However—! Yes, I will join you very shortly." 'Here or the heacli? We usually meet in the hall here but tho tide Is in and Linda's doubtless waiting impatiently." 'Go down if you prefer but I shall not keep you waiting." The older man was affronted by th» suggestion. ",My generation was taught not to dawdle." 'Here, then." Tom sprang up the stairs, two at a time. To Linda, just coming from their room, ha made a quiet gesture that sent her back. "Whew! What a morning! (Jang•way, now!" "Hot?" ' "Hot and bothered!" Her husband sbed his clothes right and left. "Got to hurry—can't let tho old geezer beat me down. 'Dawdle,' says he. Hmp!" 'I take it Cousin Amos has beet very much himself?" 'And how! Went on and on and on. Finally drove Stutlandc-r out oC Ills mind and there was a scene. Gosh, Binks. you're right about temper. You never heard such an; explosion! Short, but oh, my! t' should havo knocked tho raaa down, I suppose, for talking so to Cousin Amos—but It would have been lust as fair to tako'the old man over my knee and spank him. I'll tell you about it later—gets ma all steamed up just to think about It, Go on down, there's an angel, and hold tho old boy's hand If he's ahead ot me. Others coming?" "Mr. DeVos Isn't back. Ha took my little car over to Port to send telegrams. 1 gaihcred Ihey wcra too private to phono from here but I shouldn't wonder It be stopped at llio Stoaers. Fleur m.ida a terrlbl* set at him last night Martin 4 * coming. We're to call up to Mr. Shaughncssey's window when we'ra ready. I'll do thr.: jow. See you later." "All-1 can say Is." her husband spoko urgently aa she turned tho knob, "Keep Covstn Amos (n Uncl Sbaughnosscy behaved badly last nlglit. and Slatlander kicked up this mornins, hul. honestly, Dinks, Iho old mau is a caution. 1 can't ulanio either of the men—and llicre'll ho.real (.rouble If ho Un't suppressed somehow. It's up to us. After all, the others are our guetts, too." "Tho trouble with Cousin Amos," remarked Linda viciously betora she opened ths door, "Is that na one ever had the courage to s»y to' him 'S»J« «p/'" And sha'went forth to do her dutx ai to her unwelcome sucst. . (To Be Continued)

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