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PAGE '(AUK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BIA'TIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE "COURIER 'NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ' 0. U. BABCOCK, Editor H. YY. HAINES, Advertising Manager f£'.a National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Cliicago, Detroit,- Bt Ixmis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Publislscd Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office at Blyiheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1017. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES' By carrier in the City ot BlyUieville. ICo per week, or 65c' per month. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75o for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zone; seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Killing Talented Men- Is Thai Efficiency? Another "treason trial" scolns to be in the making; at Moscow. Alexis 1,. Rykov ami Nikolai Btik- harin, until recently two of the most prominent men in ilic Russian scheme of things, have licen expelled from the Communist parly; if things go according to schedule, they will presently be facing the grim Soviet courts just, as other equally distinguished Russians have done before them. During the French revolution, someone remarked that "the revolution is devouring its own children." Novel- was the- truth of this aphorism brought out more terribly than during the pnst year in Russia. Sixteen' prominent revolutionists were tried, coiivicted of treason, and executed, last July; last January, 17 more were tried and convicted, 13 of them being shot. Now, appaiently, the process is to be repeated once 'more. One's first reaction to. this sort of thing is to ahuMder witl'r horror and conclude that Russia is, at the mercy of'a conscienceless band of assassins. And yet—ruthless as the Stalin clique undoubtedly is^-we would miss the point of the whole thing if we dis- . missed it in that fashion. What is significant about it all is that these outbursts of cold, calculated violence are part of the price that must be paid for a dictatorship,; It •was^so' in Germany, whore Rpehm and jiis followers we're killed in -the-'famous "bloorj purge." It has been so in;Italy. 1 , That it is so in Russia,, (he treason trials hear eloquent witness. For a dictatorship has no room for an opposition. The state must be com- pletely'responsive to a single will; as a logical corollary, no one may question that will, or do anything which in any way weakens it or distracts it ' from its purpose. • So a dictatorial machine must be completely ruthless. The men in charge of it are not dictators because they are bloodthirsty and unscrupulous; they are bloodthirsty and unscrupulous because they are dictators. If they lacked those traits, they would very soon cease to be dictators. And this leads us to a point worth bearing in mind. The Fascist and the Communist share the notion that democracy is loo in- efficient and cumbersome to cope with the diverse problems of this 'modern world. They differ as to the remedy, bul they do agree Umt only a dictator can "get things done" neatly mid with dispatch. Whatever its faults, it is at least efficient. But—is it? Is it efficiency, to live by ;; system which compels you to kill all the prominent men who do not agree with you? -Does democracy, which is able to use the talents of the public men who happen to be in the minority, commit itself to any such outlandish and costly inefficiency us that? Is not a dictatorship, with its spies, its blood purges, and its subterranean treasons, actually the most inefficient form of government that could possibly be ilevist'd ? Each Counly's Membership in I he Legislature' ncprcseiilntive Robert I/. Kcndrlck, who announces Hint lie will (lie suit in the slate supreme court against the legislative reappor- tlomncnt Amendment adopted last November, Is of Franklin county. Franklin county, which lias sent two representatives to the legislature since the last re- , apportionment was made some 47 years ngo, after the census of 1890, now hns a nonulntton of 15,162. The population of Mississippi county, with one representative, Is 60,289. Mr. Kcndrlck hns stated that lie Is not seeking so much to keep Franklin county from losing a representative as "to prevent a shift ,of (he balance or legislative power" from tho western to tlio eastern hair of the slate. But population Is surely the fair and rea- KonnWc basis for representation In both houses of the legislature. Franklin and Crawford counties got their present senator because In 1800 their combined population entitled them to-a senator. Franklin mid Crawford counties would undoubtedly !mvc objected when tlie last Apportionment was made If tlicy Imcl been denied Ihe representation In tho senate to which their population then entitled them. But now the Franklin-Crawford senatorial district has 38,311 population, while tho Missls- slpnl-Jncison-Polnsett senatorial district, has 120,027. Obviously those three counties arc l>c- 1ns denied Ihe senate representation to wliicli (heir population entitles them by comparison with Franklin and Crawford. ; —Arkansas Gazette. I might be guilty of swanking n. little, but a modest man is sucli a nulsunee. —George Bernard Slmw, English author. * * * Weasel words will not nvall to defeat the triumph of intention. —Supreme Court Justice Cnrdo/o. * * * Pale theorists and financial jugglers have turned the currency policy of many countries Into a sorry comedy. —Bernlmrd Kocliler, Nazi economist. * * * My great ambition on Jan. 20, 1011, Is to turn over this desk and chair In the Wliilo House to my successor . . . with the assurance Hint I nm at the same time turning over to him as president a nation Intact, nud a nation at peace. —President Roosevelt. * * * Politicians ave the biggest evil in the world today as they engage In their work only as a means of livelihood, not for public service. —Mayor F. C. Smith, Marlon, Ohio. OUT OUR WAY FRIDAY, MAUCFi 19, 193Y SIDE GLANCES By-George Clark i$$yio^ ^•> liu\//y <$•% vvf S\!> x7.\\M-7^-;rt/ J- \ ^tlSili^fJIiWi; "Our statesmen were .much more'dignified in the'old :iys, •weren't'they, dear?" ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD*?™;: SEA-CUCUMBER, RELATIVE OF STAR. FISHES, D/SCAfZGS PORTtOfJS Of fTS /BO/DV WHEN FOOD BECOMES SCARCE. . . ANJD REPLACES THEM WHEN TIMES GET t . .\ BETTER.. TAKE NO STOCK. IN LONG-RANGE ALMANAC WEATHER PREDICTIONS (SfXPEKtS AGREE THAT THE MAXIMUM POPULATION..THE EARTH CAN SUPPORT IS /2j OOO, OOO, 000 PERSONS. Assuming that there arc 15 billion acres of land on earth suitable for cultivation, and that one and a half acres are sufficient to support cne person, the earth could support 10 billions. But future scientific Inventions will, no doubt, increase the maximum possibilities to jtout 12 billions. The present population is about two billions. NEXT: What was the greatest of aii airplane flights—ami for how far? By Williams I GOT FOUR. DOLLAR.5 FELLOWS, I'LL GIVE -VOL) FOfZ THAT MAMD- PAIMTED MOMEV VOU HAVE OF MIME -. IT WAS ALL 'ONL4 A __ JOKE, AWVWAV, .fed BUCliS, HUH? IS IT GOOD, THIS A WHAT? FOL)rZ.\= BUCKS FROM A GUV 'WHO OWKIS MINES. AM' CARRIES 5U1TCASES FULL OF MOWEV TO HMMP- WHAT FLOOR. IS " TH' FEDERAL G-MEM'5 OFFICE OM? WHERE'S TM 1 ELEVATOR? WE GOT A DUTV TO PQ, HOMEST ?\ CITIZENS: HlvGIX IIKKI3 TOD.IV mi'; HUB-IT lov.'ii i.Aiutv .SMITH. Mri'bll«.|, I.,,tr> lillj ri- lii-nlrill)- iiNhi.,1 |,,. r („ n,,,rr} lilru. JlUl 1)11,, I, , . r,rilM-ll, , not (clllni; \.nitf juju-rviT, Unit Kin; winilrd til in> iisiili- *iif- ' JH.V.VI- M-.ll, IICT juiiuit »l»lc-r, on u t'um-r. Jfliulrpr lint] iinivi-il (Up *lsliT frmu (hit KCirl, drfrliiK l):i|ilni|. n| i-vtry (urn. l-'hi:it]j- .ii'iiiiircr iiu'i'in COKDON iir.ii/.- - 1'liri'iill)- - I'lidl ll llllllllli.s' id "You certainly would! Suppose you try it on?" Daphne tried it on and reached for her checkbook. * * * T)APHNE BRETT was giving a party—a parly of proportions. To Jennifer, and to Anne, she said, "I'd like to jgive a parly for once lhat didn't him our Hltlc place upside clown. I think I'll ttiur nr xs II|<! Iruvi*. iirr>- '•nrry liRaln nskii IILT I" mm. mid nentn slu' r.'fu J.Iirry •„,,,., K n,,dl,j, Unit lljinline carvjt mitri- for lift L-nrt'L-r (him hlit' <Jyos r,<r |I|H lnvt>. A nil ||,,. tl ,„ ,,, : , kt . in ,,|ir» - vorM'. l):i|i| me finds .111 fu-r rt>- l»rn Hint I,,,,,, |, daline .Irlinl- '••r! Hurl, xntsrr, lirrllily 1111- •>r JUT' iovl'.'''wf,',i'i' i""«ii"i'. a«'i Siiililruiy site ilrvlilc-s In rimtaet fiovr co o.v WITH TIU-: STOHY CHAPTER XXI *PHE model in the froth of coral lullc parted the curtains and whirled through lliem with a dash of ccslacy. Tho salesgirl turned to Daphne. "Vionnel's distinction." . . . "Has verve, don't you think?" . . . "Southern mood." . . . "An ephemeral quality." Daphne was trying to picture herself in a gown like this. And she had to have one. Her parly was only two days off. It was lo be two clays before Christmas. 6 The salesgirl studied Daphne closely. "You've a lovely figure and you could wear any one of these. May 1 ask, \ the occasion? • What do you want? I mean what mood do yuu wish to express?" Daphne was fascinated with this last question. V, r hat mood, indeed! "Tlie occasion is a party at The Flamingo Club," she said. "And the mood? Well, 1 should say I \vas_slviving for fie Irresistible invite few people to The an effect. 1 She expected the salesgirl ^o show dismay. "T see," the girl went on wisely. "And I have the dress! The price is $225. Would you care to go as high as Ihat?" "If I can gel the effect," Daphne answered firmly. "Claudetfc," the girl said' to a model of the same size and coloring as Daphne, "show Miss Brett the hibiscus gowr./' Daphne forgot the giri in the mirror when tlie model came back. "Would I look like that?" she appealed. Flamingo Club." The Flamingo Club was one of New York's smarlcst night spots in the East Fifties. It was patronized by society leaders, stars of the theater and cinema. It boasted Ihe most popular orchestra in town, the newest and most sensational cntcrlainers. II was cosily. "But I ought to do something like this because I owe a parly io Mr. and Mrs. Hammer"—il was Mr. Hammer, youthful president of_ the Georgian Cosmetic Company who had insisted on her large bonus and a percentage of the sales—"and if I am to be an important executive I've got to live up lo the role. So, I'm having 10 guests. As Jennifer knows, I've inviiei! Gordon Herzberg because I think he will lend almosplicre. I've sent a note to Larry because, after all, if he is Jennifer's beau, we are going to meet again so why not now? Then there will be Frank Rossiler for you Anne because he's the newest vice president of the Groman agency since he left us and he can do you a lot of good. There'll be the Hammers and Also there were the Jules Car- terets. Jules was a brilliant rtmng explorer .and he and his attractive bride had recently re- ,urried from an expedition to South America. .They would assuredly interesting and •unusing guests. To each ot them, Daphne had wrillen little noles saying Ihat she would be delighted to have them come to her parly. To Larry she had written: "I hope that you will join Jennifer and mn at a small parly we are giving al The Flamingo Club on Friday evening at 11." She signed it, "Sincerely, Daphne Brett." All of them had accepted except Larry. Perhaps Jennifer forgot lo lell )aphnc and said, "I'm simply furious, Daphne, but I can't get away uniil 9 o'clock. O'Neill is having trouble with some lights and we've got to re-take all the tuff we did this afternoon. I don't dare leave because I'm to get an extra $50 if I stay lo complete these pictures." Daphne, with her hand over the telephone, said to Anne, "It's Jennifer. She can't get home un- il S." Daphne thai Larry; :.had ; . telephoned. In any event, Daphne did not hear of it. ' * * »':•':• • i;V AT C o'clock on ihe night of-the party, Jennifer ' telephoned "That's a break," Anne said ;leefully. "All right, Jennifer. You'll lave plenty of lime lo dress then. The Cartercls are coming here, at 10 and we're going to pick up .ha Hammers. Why don't you nave Larry call for you here at 11?" "Because he isn't taking me," / , Jennifer retorted. •' -' "Apparently Larry isn't coming," Daphne said to Anno. "Well, what if he isn't? I didn't think the party was given to stage a reunion between yon and Larry. It's just as v.'ell that he isn't; you'll have a better chance to concentrate. Come over here and let ic try this blue eye-shadow. In spite of everything that girl said, I still think green is your color." "Good Heavens, Anne, you're sitting on my fur wrap. It cost enough to rent; I don't want to pay damages on il." A NNE was tying a black velvet ribbon into her red curls three hours later whan the doorbell rang. "Answer it, Daphne. It's Jennifer and I don't want to miss the effect." Daphne opened the door. Jennifer said, "I'll only be a ji£ . . .' Daphne! It really is Daphne, isn't il?" She sat down suddenly on the edge ot a chair, staring at her sister. "Yes," she said demurely and stepped back for Jennifer to get the complete eltect. Her black hair had been swept back'from her face and arranged in a Grecian coil around her head. Two huge silken flowers in red and hibiscus purple perched provoca- lively on the crown o£ her head, matching the flowers in her gown K of clinging crepe. A heavy belt 1 .of gold mesh drew the gown close •*~ ' to her small waist and accentuated Ihe lilhe lines of her figure. A cape of while fnxeu rested lightly on her uncovered fehouldenji "••' '' Daphne was beautiful and she knew it. (To Be Conlinuefl) Lawyer Fetes Mexico's High Court Judges MEXICO CITY (UP)—If u lawyer practising In-fore the bar of the U. S. Supreme Court were lo offer a banquet to tile justices—that would attract attention. Such a banquet was given by Doll Victor Velasquez, one of Mexico's dititj criminal lawyers. He had some prominent American friends, includm;; Henry M. wise, a New Ycrk attorney member of Ihe firm of Wise, Shepartl, Houghton & Houghton; Edward J. Gould, also an attorney from New York City, Capt, J. Honly Frier, and others. He also invited members of the Criminal S:?ticn of the Mexican Supreme Court lo attend. The American lawyers naturally talked a good deal abaiit President Rons^vclt'3 cDurt proposal. ThD Mexican justices (or "magistrates" as they are known hers), explains:! that here there • is no such prcblcm, for the .Supremj Court is elected for a term of six years. The election takes place when the President of the Republic is elected, and the terms of the President and of the justices run concurrently. er, all cars still Slaving chalk marks are tagged. Tags may be settled at the traffic bureau for SI. Read Courier News Want Ads Michigan Town Wields Big Stick on Parking JACKSON. Mich. (UP)—This city, site of the state prison for Southern Michigan, enforces its parking ordinances with "a big stick." Two patrolmen of the traffic division move through a bu.sin°» district route at hourly intervals, on a custom-built motorcycle designed by chief Edward C. Harris. Tlie machine has half the usual wheel gauge and a tractor scat instead of a sidecar. The "passan- g;r" member of the team carries a long pole with a chalk tip, which hs drags against the wheels of p,:irked cars. On the return trip, an hour lat- Safe Milk, Food Supply Necessary To Prevent Spread of Typhoid' I No, 105) BY DTI. MOlililS FISIIIIE1N IMilor, Journal of the American Association, aw! of Hygch, tlin Health Mng.'w.ine OUR BOAEDING HOUSE Ajinounccmeiits The Courier INCWS nos uccn an • thorizcd to announce the following candidates for Blythcvillc municipal offices, to be elected on April 6: Fnr Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPETER G. H. OR EAR For Alderman, rirsl Ward J. L. GUARD (full term) E. p. FRY {short term) JESSE WHITE (short term) For Alderman, Sccoml "Ward FLOYD A. WHITE JOHN C. McHANEY, JR. _ For/Alderman, Third Ward 'DAMON MCLEOD ESTER LUNSFORD W. L. HORNBR With Major Hoople these sources. appear, ho\v- ( Since the introduction of chlor- tnatlon and nitration of water) supplies, (there is little danger of typhoid fever from The disease may Typhoid fever germs nre spread i c ™'> wllen a Clt 5 r water supply from sick persons lo Ihose who'comes contaminated by river wa- are well by soiled food and cloth- ! l "' 0: ' b >' sewage. Ice from con- Ing, contaminated water and milh.| laminated .streams sometimes is Tlie disease also is spread lareclyl usc ^ to c00 ' water for tlie tabb, by human carrirrs—persons who| an<i nm i' raus e infection. Freezing ; recovered from typhoid but *'"' n ° l lti " typhoid germs, al- vlio cariy in their bodies ncrms'" loll 6h their numbers diminish in capable of giving the disease lo ether people. These germs usually Milk is not a dang:rous source •csidc in the bowels or in (he of typhoid if it is properly pas-! blncider. from which they escape! teurizcd and distributed. Exactly! o infect other people. I as milk itself may be infected, so . It is therefore obvious thai thc[ also mnv millc products such as! ivay to avoid typhoid lever is to '.cream, ice cream, butter, butter | frozen water. assure a safe milk and food sup- milk, and fresh cheese. ply and to control typhoid car- ricrs, About 33 per cent of tliase Oysters on occasion h.ivc been who have had typhoid fever will found lo be a source of typhoid' continue lo dl.'chargc perms from'eerms that cause epidemics'. This; their bodies for three weeks after is pailii-unvrly the case when the' the beginning of the disease: and oysters are taken from a polluted atout U per cent will continue to bed and are distributed under 1m- give off germs after 8 to 10 proper shipping conditions, weeks. Then, 2 to 4 per cent of, Fruits and vegetables sometimes persons who have had typhoid jr. nrc b]( , me(1 fol . transferring ty- ver and recovered, continue to p i, ojfi r cmi as ., lso arc sa i a( i discharse the germs indciinit-iy. dressings. If a tvphoid fever cnv- \\cnien are more likely to beoone ,.| C r mixes salads', he may spread carriers of typhoid than are men. Ihe disease. I Typhoid germs usually die when Typhoid fever may be tpread. they arc dried, es]Kclally when: by either direct or indirect- con- j they arc exixised to the 'stm and | (act. The Indirect method i s air. It is not likely that typhoid] through water, milk, oysters, am j |* conveyed by dust, although l . other foods; by flies, or by the! there has been some debate on fingers of people infected. j this point. I 6ETCHA/ASORT EGAD, LADS/ MY M1MD OUST FLASHED A BRILLIANT IDEA 'FOR AN IWVEMTIOM.^ A MECHANICAL IMTERPRHTEK FOR RADIOS/BY JOVE/ MV BRAIN BURNS WITH THAT FLASH MUSTA BURMED OUT HIS BRA1M FUSE— YOU HUMOR HIM WHILE I CALL TH' AMBULAKICE WITH TH' REVOLVING CAGe, TO COME AND TAVE UPTH'SHOF,T- CIRCUIT HIS OP LAWSUAGE T WERE - MO MATTET 2 , WHAT SPLUTTERED IMTO IT, IT ALL COMES OUT IM

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