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PAGE FOUR TOE* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS t THE COURIEK NEWS CO.,. PUBLISHERS ' 0, R. BABgoCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, 'Advertising Manager Sole National Ad\ertislng Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., J\'ew York, Chicago Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas city, Memphis Published Eveiy Afternoon Except. Sunday ' Bntcied ai second class matter nt the (x>sfc.. office at Blyiheylllc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, Oe- loter 0, 1S17. Served by the United i'ress HATES By carrier In the Cily or Blylhcvillc, iOe per week, or 56.50 per year, In advance. By mull, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 |H>r year, $1.50 far six mouths, S5c for three'months; by msil in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $0.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. We Get It In the Neck Hack in 19;! 1 n number of Rnsleni Arkansas counties joined in an oll'ort to force a veappoi'tionnieiil, o)' repi'o- soiiltilio'n'in the Arktinsu.s general assembly. Figures were, assembled to show the injustice or the present apportionment, which is based, if we remember rightly, on the 'census ol' 1890, when much o'f this pai-l of the state was swamp and forest, inhabited chiefly by fish and bullfrog;!, but nothing came of it. The legislature turned it down because il would have abolished the jobs of too many of its members and energy and money were lacking to initiate an act. So today Mississippi county, with 70,000 people, has one member of the house of representatives, while some hill counties with not a third uf our population have two members. Naturally our interests andthe interests of the rest of eastern Arkansas, and of Pulaski ami Union counties and a few others which have enjoyed'substantial giowth, gel consideration from the legislature only when that'august body feels like giving it. In the government of Arkansas we arc step-children. The legislative brunch is in llic hands of tliohill dweller, who sei/.ed it by right, of ntimbw.s when the state was organized and Viho have belli on to it ever bince by the simple procedure of disregarding the constitutional mandate under which all citizens of the Mate are entitled to an cijual voice in public: affairs. The foregoing helps to explain tin; nature'of tho proposals for the relief of (lie bdioois of the slate which are now iccciving consideration at Little Kuck. \\'c have already discussed the state board of education's sales tax plan for placing upon us the bunlcn of public intUi'iiciioii elsewhere. At huuil, hu\\c\e!, are-some figures compiled by the board itself which con- iiuu our wor.4 fears. The salcsMax would Cost the people of this county not less than ?150,OQO per year in net lax increase, making full allowance for repeal of the 3-mill state properly tax. For this, according to the board's own ligures, this county would receive a net increase in school revenue of 557,219.40. The other ?9B,000 to be raised in this county would be carried (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS OUT OUR WAY ,up inlo the hills -to ,bq spent, What a fine thing that would be! NoSv. comes Senator Ashley will) a proposal for H constitutional amendment under which the slate general property lax for the common schools would be increased from three mills to nine mills and the limit on local school taxes would be reduced from 18 to 12 mills. It is another scheme to take away from the already inadequate funds of the supposedly more prosperous districts for the benelit of those not no prosperous, H would reduce by one-third the local revenues, which tlie inxpityer k'nows will ha used for the benefit,: of the local schools, and increase substantially the revenues of the state fund, control of which is out of the bauds of the taxpayers. A longer story could bo told. This sort of business is not confined to school funds. \V C had better wake up and force reapporliontnenl of the legislature by initialed act before it is loo late. ' . Trial By Attorneys Lawyers who criticize the way newspapers cover criminal cases usually complain that reporters and editors like to "try the case in the newspapers." Anyone who follows the daily reports of the Haiiptiminn trial must feel, However, that if this case is being "tried in the newspapers" to any extent, if must be the fault of the prosecution and defense attorneys. Is there anything in legal procedure reiiuiring these' attorneys to issue lengthy .analyses of the testimony each evening? Anything requiring them to make lengthy forecasts of what they arc going to do to this or that witness tomorrow morning? Anything requiring them to'toll-how so-and-so hurt the slate's case, or how wlioox.is weakened the :defense,; or how tomorrow they will prove this, that, or the other thing? .. . ; If the llauptmami trial is leaking over into Ihti newspapers, it is (lib", at-.' I'orneys themselves who aru responsible. used to wrestle with human beings. 'NOW 1 wrestle with though 1.' —George Hack.cn- schmUll, ono-lime wrestler, turned "iihUosonlic'r. • T * • *' The men in tlie navy arc sound and do not take (lie,Ideas of the Hods seriously. — Sccvc--" tury of Hie Nnvy Claude Swaiison. , » * * I'rolH is th= rcwurd ol (lie smart o|iei-,Uor in a world of Incnunlltics. -Dr. Paul H. Nystrom, professor of..marketing at Columbia University • .'••' ': * * * It never occurred to me that anyone might be interested in the jn g |,|. -Amelia Earharl Piiliunn. ' ',. • ' * * t I »m not really very fiimiliiir W ilh Ainrricnn licople or their Institution.'!. Perhai>s it is because I am not a movie Ian, —Sheila Kiiyc-Smlth, urilish author. By Williams / TWO CK5ARGTS / IN .THE DARK I ARE ABOUT ON A PAR WtTI-l , \ ~rwo tOMFETTI \ THROWERS I'M \ A PARK. THE HOME FIRES SIDE GLANCES ' By George Clark Knowledge Beats Instinct as Guide for a Child's Diet WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23/1D35 "Do come on, Tom. How would you like something hark ing at you when you're trying tu sleep?" The Editor'. Letter Box liV I>R. MOHKIS l-liSllJJIiiK , Editor, Journal of the American! Mirtif.l Association, anil of Hjfitia, HIK Hr.iilJi iUaguKiii-i Tile ttm« is pust 'when any informed person is likely to claim that he knows Instinctively what is healthful and what Is not hcal- tlifiil lu the way of food. 'J'hci-e are Klin some women who believe, however. Urnl they know Instinctively what Is .best, in jhe way of food and training for ihe clillcl. While It is true that many lower animals seem to recognize instinctively the necessity ot various (ocd substances [o keep them in health,' it has been well established •by scientific feeding experiments, that application of human Intelligence to feeding animals results in teller nutrition even for them. It yon arc really serious about the best nutrition of your children, you will do well, therefore, to inform yourself about the basic fuels of diet and to feed your children according to the knowledge already developed. * * * It has been proved by controlled c.xiicriinenls tlml it "is nossiblo with the right kind of feeding to develop children who are boltc-r physically in every way. Some years ii(;o, children in Puerto Klco were observed to suffer. little with rickets, because it was Ihtlr habit to play outdoors In the fiailight will! very little clothing en tlieii 1 Iwdtps. In this way they developed enough' vitamin D in their bodies to prevent that disorder. These children did, however, iiiffer from malnutrition of a EC- Leads U;S. Fight On Utility Rates" 1 vcre degree, simply because they aid not get enough of the .rHU kinds of food. Children in th; United stoics, '.n most cases, do noi get cnousli vitamin D because, particularly in our large cilics, hardly enough'sun- light comes through the smuitc iciccn to permit them to develop llic vitamin in their o\vn bodies. It, therefore, becomes necassai>' in this .country to give children vitamin D in 1112 form of cod liver oil, cod lii-er oil extracts, or irradiated milk, and also to make certain that their diets contain enough calcium to take care of the growth of bones and teeth. Another interesting substance about which we have learned much lately is iron. The adminis-l tration of Iron was found helpfuli in curing Infants or anemia, ami! at (lie same time these children' sull'sred a great, deal less from! Infections of nose and throat and 1 disturbances of the stomach. Eggs arc a good source of i iron. Liver is also, n good source, mil milk, which forms the basts of mcst infant diets, docs'not contain much Iron. A diet which BivesHlie growing child the right substances ' must titivo a considerable, .iijnouiii oi milk, certainly from'a', pint to a quart daily; at least's' pound of well-iixsorlod vegetables, and also a. pound of such fruits sis .tomatoes, oranges, bananas' and .apples or dried fruits. . , It should also provld: cereals :omc meat, fat and sugar, and a' little cod liver oil as an extra protection. •I'uss Ihe Aspirin To the Editor:j . • Your editorial in issue of 17tli Jouricr Hews', headed * "Personal Yopcrly Tax" iwiicrc.In you point nil tax on .mortgat'cs is a double ux oh properly. Seemingly so. But vould you propose to exempt the Mortgage holder? Now' here is Mr, \ who owns a farm. He. lives oil he proceeds, of that 'farm. He gets Hie benefit of law and order intler the Invvs of Arkansas. So le pays.taxes on that farm .which s -his 'pro-rata part of govcrn- iienl. Now here comes Mr. B who )w»!> -some farm mortgages.. He Ivus tiff-, Ihe '.proceeds of :titoic noiiguacs.Jusl-as Mr. .VA- docs oil lie farm. He also gets if.ii: beneiit )f law mid order ilnder tlie liuvs of Arkansas, Now should' hu be exempt from luxation? II you dnn't n.\ (lie mortgage how will you yet UNC.S ; out of Mr. url'fhc inw •iliould' specify the rate, not just the legal rate. To charge more ihould Invalidate the mortgage. If lie investors want to leave the state, where else could they tlo belter? 'Let them leave: If • tlioy want to and .carry the mortgage vlth them. They cani -carry the and. We are treating the- mort- ;agc as a.necessity when it should je treated as n nuisance. The norlgngc Is only a symptom of ;i very unhealthy economic state rhe object of government should be to abolish the mortgage system "tircly. ; .,| The cusc you .incnMon is only one of (he contradictions ol (he. mixy quilt economic system wo are trying to live under. We sini- ily ' can't establisli justice under I- It's like n snake trying to iwnllow Itself by beginning" al die ail. Tl mccls lUselr coming buck. We try to break the depression W giving men «-ork. Then we create :i million more idle men by :urtntling pixHliictlon. Tweniy' mil- ion people arc on sufferance because they haven't any jnoncy to >uy with but we are trying to help hem by raising the price of things that they have to buy. An iirmy of Iraanlji going | U f, wn |j m ,|, S e Ihcy liiivu been tinned olt the land meets another army coming out to work tiinrt funiislVt;rt Uicm >• the gdveriuiieiil. Jasl n plain u,f of Ibc snake Ifyiny In wuil- !ow himself by bcsimmti: ; ,i th,. tail and yol our great politicians Hicin to believe it can bf done 01 me! my; pass ihc iispirin', Plca.sc. w. M. Tucker, Uiytiicvjllc, Ark Courier News Want Ads. January 25".' rti passes law ro> irmrf 3notioji« picture t to list hour,'; wnea Feature ek I As the new chairman o( thu •Federal Trado Commission, J'.'ivin L. Diivic, native 'fi-niii.::*- fiecun, shown hert: i]i a nc'.v photo,Jis second only 10 1'icsi- dciMV'Uooscvt'll'in thu Kmvrn- '. • ment^s.-program lo to'.vcr uiil- : -tty;-rales !)>•• syi\ee£hi;4 oni wii- t'ored slock, establishing; rale ''yardsticks" mid restoring fair ,'pi'ac'ilt-es in ilm industry. Uitvis 'is a brother ot Norman Uavin, Roofovelfa "ambassador M Urge." TOHAI .IS HE\Di;itSOX, iifclly, 2.1, iTork, I» „ .«),- ,,,|||. sll( . nnl) bi-f Ijcnlhirr. I'lllL, 10. ,ii, hn i,rl (Iiclr lnv;i[Iil Inllicr. STEVB S1EVKK3, vilin nl»i> %vcirk« 11. Iho III I It, ntlo f::ilu lo Jinirry. bliu. She [iriiinlncA lu R|TU Ijljti tin itiiNttpr'in ii rcir cl.nyw. Tliiu nlKlit Rule KUCS BUlllInt; nn Ihe-rlvcr. 'I'Ue Ice ],rcnKh nnu . *lic. in rcauaeil Ijy lllUA.V \vi-:s - i 1 , nmta;. wbusc rmiicr. HOIV dcnu, Itulli ihc .(mill, llr'tnn ink> Gnlc 1'> ^vnll rt-li'llc 'lie '|;cli lit* onr liul ^vlii'n lie ri'ttinift ^lu* Ii ^t>ne. .']i:.i,nli]l<- I'K.'KV TIMTCilRR, ilnuglilcr of IIOllliK'l' TIIATOli- l-nt, uciicrnl n]lltuit;<T nf llic mill, lir.ir* (lint Ilrlun hrti cnnic liotue. Vicky elinn^ea her mlnil nljonl tnklnc n.lrip <i> (InvniM. NVAI tiny nt (lie mill Gnlc en- tern Ihc tvnmcb'H cltinktnoui tinil licnrn ii •niulherei! cry, f!iilc n»kB, "\l'linl'» llic mii'llcrt 1 ' .-'A'tnv co o.v .WITH Tun sroitv CHAPTER VI •V C1RQUP bail fpnneil ID Uie . cloakroom near tb« corner wlu- ilow. Tliaro woro bait n dozen t;lr)3 and women nnd, In ilio center, rocking with sobs, bead benl BO that Gale could not ceo ber face, was a woman's figure. Tho sobbing tbat bad been niuMled suddenly be- cnrao blBli-iillcbed, liysterlcal. "Wbat'a tlio matter?" Galo asked ngtiin^ ; A woman 6bo bad seen often but wbose name sbo oitl not Uaow answered. "It's Mary Cassldy. Tboy told bor cot .(o come bnck toraor row.. .'Poor'.tbfng^-sbp'a got two , clilldren nm! lier husband gone. I don't know ^what's to become ot ' her—" Gale moved toward the group by lho window. A plump girl wilb red hair hail one nrm around UIQ sobbing woman. Tlio red-baireu girt was speaking, -low-voiced and comforting. "You can say what you want to," onollier ot lho group cut In, "bul I think it's a dirty Bliamol Mary's worked la tbl3 mill for four years. Just because, old Tbatclicr sees a way to squeozo out more money for the company, make tbe rest of us work harder and pay 113 lesa, bo's willing for her to slarre/ 'Her itntl her children. But what does Thatcher caro? I tlilnk—" "Mary Isn't going to starve," Gale cut In. "Don't sa? such things, Wllma- Mayba it's only for B day or two—wayba Wary'll be back at work neit week," • "That's what they told her," the rsd'hulrctl girl agreed. "They said when there's an opening they'll tend her word." '"Oil, Euro! Haven't they toll) plenty o! othcra tlic s 3ma tiling?" . tbo girl called Wllma demanded, eyes flashing, "fit,,- o^,,, Ja( j Kcllls —and Sarah Boiler —and Daisy Shuttzman? Tucy were going to tako tliem tuck 'as soon as thsre was »n opening,' too, -weren't theyY That's what (hey always tay. Alter thai i[i«y ( 0 , 6 u about you. They laako lho icst ot us work harder, tpctj up ( |j a m a- chliits and tut our jijv—" '"' Cafe iaiJ. "Mar\>, Jjou cant stay here Ufa lltis—without Itcat or "•"••US la cat ami thai baby ski;." "Bhi" an older woman said warn, of what tlicy liaj they were ingly. "Bo you want everybody to •--"•--• : ' hear you?". "JI don't care who hears ins!" the other Insisted, but her voice dropped. "There's no uso Uilkins that way. Wilroa Clarldge," tho red-haired girl spoko up. "What are you trying to do—mako Mary feel worsa than she does?" Gale Henderson hod edged her way Into the group. The woman who had been weeping hysterically was quieter now. Gale put a hand on lho woman's arm. "Listen, Mary," she Bald, "you mustn't (eel EO dreadfully." * • * j^/JARY CASSIDV raised her head, clabhed at her eyes. "It's the kid?," sha gulped." "It wouldn't bo so bad it It was only mo. How'm I goln' to get anything for the kids to eat if I can't work? Whero'll they stay?" Her eyes filled wlta t«ars again. "The rent's back two months now," sha yront oa. "Thay'll put U3 out—" Gala interrupleil. "No," sha said, "They won't put you out. Maybe neit week you'll bo back working again. II there's anything you wont tonight come over to our house. Or ' i sea yon. Right 11 drop after dinner: And remember doesn't help to worry." ' . Others 'snoka up cucouraslngly, over-cheerfully. 1'ba false note of confidence In their voices was ob vlous, but Mary Cassldy dried her red-riinmsd eyes. Sure, they lold her. more lhan likely she'd be back ,tt Ibn 'mil! In a few days. Nol inoro Ihau a week. In the. mean- lliU8_ there were otfeis similar 10 'o. Ko orje list/ oiucii to Vive: to share:' Gale and .Josio Grldlcy wnjkcd down lho corridor together.' Galo said, "It's too bad about Mary." yit's the limit!" Josio agreed jlic-mc-ntlj-. "Wllma was right about it — every word she said!" "Maybe, but that doesn't help Mary any." - Josio tagged nt her hat brim. slanting it smartly over oao eye. and considered the effect In a pocket mirror. "Do you think ihcy'M tnke her back?" she asked. "1 don't know. Alary doesn't work verj fast—" "That's tho trouble," Josle frowned. "That's what's got me worried. She doesn't work fast and —1 don't know— sho can't seem to stand it lho way the rest of 113 do You can tell by tha way she looks nights, so tired and worn-out. There's worso things than being tired, though. One of 'em's being hungry." "Wa'll havo to do what we can for Mary," Gala nodded thoughtfully. "We'll all have to help her. Well— good night, Josle." "G'aight." ,'ii, V 1 :"'?. The two girls parted. ;!>Y;;i^ • • • •• ' ---- T was three hours later. Gale like this— without heat or anything lo eat and that baby sick." '•The other woman-turned. "Where elso can I goT sha said. "Wliat'll t do?" . "My._ brother's bringing £ol ,, 0 coal," Gale told her, "anil thero are potatoes and bread and canned tomatoes in- lh.il Ixisliet.. tj u t, Mary, f, think you should have a doctor. The- way thai baby coughs—" Mary C.issiJy folded tho blanket closer 1 about ^tbe child '-i tier arms. "l_tried to'ficVbpc Summers." she said. : "i scut Uuthie but he said, !!", be. couldn't come because I don't work at. the mill no more." There was h "Knock al the door and.Gale opened it. A short, stout woman in .a rusty.black coat stood on the threshold.' • She had lied a. of fed-cloth about bar head In ptTco of a hat. a the bdby 7 lho woman asked. 1 dont ibni't lies any Mrs Mcolelti dilg haid belter, I wish Into o smoking, feebly t tove. Gnlo had her coat TT ws Henderson stood in a bare, half- furnished kitchen find put a stick i ot wood ' burning et on. ilary Casaidy, In a worn! Brease-spolled dress and an old sweater, sat io a rocking clialr, a child In her arms. There was an other child—a little girl who looked about sis years old—in the shadows across the room. The child lu Mary's arms coughed hoarsely, Ms body shaking with tlie effort. _ "Umi long's he bceu JlLe d, ialo asked over her shoulder. "Ever Blnce 1 got home." •"Bat, Jlaiy, you cau't Elay could get n doctor Hes been COUghiU}!— 'The child s body mado T Enaa- nioilic movement -uid tho i,arsli, wheezing. cough h'rolto out again. Tli'p wom"nn : who had Just entered started forward. 1 ' "Crour!" she sahl emphatically:. "That's 1 what It 13. My ISsllior nsed'io Jiavo U every wliitcr."'-''-' 1 ' 1 " '•>•• • • ' • • ^uirned "and saw the older chlhl.Bianiling.'.widfreyed, In the coriier"dr'tlie'room. "Kulhle,-'' Mrs. Nlcoleltl went on, "run down lo . niy houso and Icll Ksllier to: give'' you '"the bottle ot Ipecac. ' : She'. knows 'where it is. And burry right back!'* Your brother's awful sick—" Tho I'itile Biri "said, "Yes'm," icltea uri a.cont and disappeared IhroiiEli the door. ' : " ' "llavo you got hot water?" Mrs Nlcolettl went on. She had take^ her own coat off.:wns moving about energetically. "I will havo In about a minute," '• ' (iale said. "I've just sot the firs to burning."' Mrs. NMcoIetll hoot over the child in Mary CassliJy's arms. She pursed her lius logelher, shook her head sagely. "Croup!" she repealed "That's what ft (3. Listen to him!" The mother held (he baby closer Fear ahDtic In her eyes, ranking tha pupils tiny, dark point?. "He's— he's bad, ain't he?" Her voice w.<9 - unskj. Sho spofca as though tin words were being torn from her. we got to have a doctor. I got lo get one somehow!" Galo who was working at tha stove, trying to make tba Barnes rise hlslitr. turned. "I'll go ." sha said. "There are other doctors tii loira besides Doc Sommers. ft! ftiid one—" -Mrs. N'lcolelll sliool! her head. "No," she said, "it ftin't n doctor w o need: It's ipecac. 1 know what to do for croup— didn't 1 bring iny felher through it every wluter for; four years straight?" Sha leaned: foward tha child. "Let ma taka bltn, Mary—" ; "The. water's bolilus." Uale am Qounced. v "Good." ', Tea outer door opened and, Ruthia Cassidy reappeared. "Hera: It is," the little girl sal* eagerly, 1 holding a bottle forward. 4 -" "That's il," Mrs. Nicolclll agreed.; "Noiv then. «ie f^o gel to (lo He Cautliiued)

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