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PAGE POUR BLYTHEVtLLlg. (AUK.)' COUttlER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL.20. THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TTHE COURIER NEWS CO,, PUBLISHERS C. B. BABCOCK, Editor ~~ H. W. HAINBS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertizing Representative*: The Thomas F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallai, Sail Antonio, San Francisco, ClUcago, St. Louts. Published Every AJwnioon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post odlce at Blylhsvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle, ISc per week or $6,50 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ot 50 miles, *3.00 pel year, »1.50 for six montlis, 85c for three montlu; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 10.60 per year, In zones seven and eight, (10.00 per year, payable In advance. Organized Crime Must Go Shallow-Dunking men have oflcn pointed to Chicago as the most wicked city in the country. Watching the drama between society and entrenched gangsters, they have ul times-fell sorry for America's second largest mclronolis. Such an altitude is not justified. Chicago is fortunate. The citi/.cnry is crime-conscious. The forces of law mid order are gaining momentum, slowly it is. true, but nevertheless cfl'ective- .Iy. Sooner or later organized crime must surrender. The new mayor, Cermak, may lie but an incident.' If he fulfills his promises and wipes out gangdom he should be 'congratulated. If he fails, the drive will continue without him and, if necessary, despite him. The musses arts fundamentally honest and with full realization that crime is a great problem they are going to solve it, , The Chicago Crime Commission, now more than 12 years old, is bringing intelligence to solve the problem. Honest hnyyers fire co-operating. Men like Judge ...Lylc are whole-heartedly back Qt';any movement that will belter conditions. J -Caijone and all- hoi symbolizes • will eventually abdicate. Fearless leaders will demand it. Now, before so-called experts start deriding lawless Chicago, conditions in other cities should be investigated. Many of them have more crime than the Illinois city. To arouse the people and make them aware of true.conditions in their communities is a finer duty than, knocking Chicago. In many cases, where crime and corruption is rampant, the real state uf affairs hasn't been fully exposed. Let the exports think thai over. They can be of service. Democracy Marches On Nol the least interesting fact about the abdication of Alfonso of Spain is the fact that his departure ends tbc reign of Europe's last Uourbon dynasty. The Bourbons have been famous for many things; most famous, perhaps, for the brief sentence that summed them up more than a century ago— "They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing." Since then the very word, Bourbon, has symbolized stiff- OUT Oim WAY necked and senseless conservatism, the kind, of mind that refuses to change or to profit by experience, Yet Alfonso himself managed to reverse the axiom—thereby, probably, saving his country much bloodshed and himself a repetition of the fate of his departed relative, Louis XVI of France. Alfonso, almost alonu among all the Bourbons of history, managed lo learn something. Whatever his dcfecls may have been as a ruler, he al least was able lo realize that (he old order had gone forever, lie knew when the hour had struck. And instead of clinging to his throne defiantly, in true Bourbon slyle, and calling for the traditional "whiff of grape-shot," he gracefully bowed to the inevitable and gave up his throne. History, very probably, will remember him not only as the; last of the Bourbons, but as the iirsj, of the Bour- boiu\ tc( admit defeat. Spain, meanwhile, joins the list of republics, and the ranks of Ibe kings close up again. Hapsburg, Iloherv/.ol- lei'ii, Romanoff and Bourbon—Hie royal rulers who have lost their thrones in Ihc past decade and a half make an . imposing list. What docs their departure mean to the world? Nothing is more deceptive than a close-up view of history. Judged from the angle afforded by the present day, it seems that democracy has suffered since the World War, despite the toppling of llirones. Dictators, military swashbucklers, proletarian autocrats have seized ]»wcr. The death of the czar has not yet brought freedom to the Russian. Forms change, but government from above continues. But the slory is not yet all lold; will not be, for another generation or so. The ferment let loose into the world by the American and French revolutions i.-v still work ing. The kings are going into, the discard, and the names that once stood for unlimited power and high pomp and circumstance are now museum pieces. As for the dictators—they arc building on foundations of sand. They hold themselves in office by their own genius; when they go, that which they have built will tumble down. Democracy, in spile of post-war setbacks, is still advancing. If you doubt it, ask Alfonso, last of the Bourbons. —Bruce Cal(on. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark ©1931 BYiNE* EEW'JCE. i.v_ "I'm thinking ahoul asking you to my parly." WASHINGTON LETTER 11V RODNUY DUTCHEH NEA Service Writer WASHINGTON.—The women of .he country appear fo be stirred up more nbout prohibition than they; :iavc been about anything else during times of peace- The Woman's National Committee for Law Enforcement had no sooner concluded a convention lierc with about 800 women gathered than the new Women's Organization for National Prohibilion Reform was in session with, more than a thousand women registered. All Ihe ladles were grimly (Mcr- mincd nnd full of pop and lor a day or two brickbats were being tossed from ono headquarters into tliii other. It becomes obvious enough Hint a real fight Is on between dry women and wet women, but the ab- be voting wet; that they wcren' all drys, at least. And the average member among the 300,000 of th wel wotncn's organization may hi more active and effective than th nvjrasc woman among the million represented by (lie dry women's or ganlzntlon. Drys Keller Orjam'cd Nevertheless, it must lie said Ilia the dry women arc really nine more thoroughly organized lha Ihc wet-women and it remains t be fcen whether the wet wcme can gel organized to the poll where they will be an imperial factor in' national politics. Without making any guessi about thai, one leaves off lisle ing to tlw dry ladies and the we ladies pretty well sold on the ide advanced by both that prohibilio is going la be Ihe big issue of 103 sorbing question is whether the wet I No other issue could have brougl women, when they get themselves I so many-earnest, voluble women rise as to the cost of child blrlh aecause people do not arrange far nough In advance for the facilities hat have been mentioned. It Is Jlt< possible for the prosiKCtive lolher to have an estimation well advance as to the cost of the com, the nursing service, and even ie physician's fee. If, however, hesc arrangements are left to the asl moment anil n clear unclcr- tandlng Is not had, the expanses nay be beyond what the people ox- cct to pay. The physician who Is familiar Itli the patient's circumstances ill be able to give tjixxl advice s to the kind ol accommodations he hospital will make available, TURKEY'S BREAK On April 20, 1017, the Turkish overnment. officially informed the .merlcan embassy that diplomatic elations with the United Stales had jeen broken off. Abram Elkus, the American ain- assudor, was ill with typhus fe- er at the time, and was compcll- d to remain at Constantinople for omc weeks, afterward. His staff remained with him. Three days after the American tate Department gave passports o Abdul Hak Hussein Bey. first sec- •etary and charge d'affaires of the embassy, and other members of the staff. The Turkish ambassador, A. Rustom Bey, was recalled by the lovernment early in the war on account of injudicious criticisms of the president. Robert College and Bible House and Us branches were closed, and Americans left the Turkish capital. MOTHER NATURE'S CURIO " TteCANAKv ' 1A/NX GROW? ITOVffZ. THF SNOW WITW EASE,WHEN OWER AfWMff AK£ KO/MBfiWING HELPLESSLY. Missouri's Historic Columns Threatened COLUMBIA, Mo.,(UP>— The historic columns or the University ol Missouri, scarred by five and time, may be destroyed by water, ir something is not done to protect them An examination is being made to SEC just how much damage already has been done. It is feared that cracks in the top are extending downward through stone, ad- mtling water which is slowly split- tins the pillars. Pictures of the cracks mil be submitted to the Alumni and an appeal made lor six protective cans, "to keep the column's heads dry." iJcforc Ihc Volstead net Ihc Virgin Islands used lo give us n good nun for our money. goud and organized .will be as in- llusntial or more so than the dry women. To be Influential they must get women to go to the polls and elect wet candidates. Dry Urnup Is Nine Vcar s Uld The organization of dry women is nine years old and Ihc organiza- ton of wet women is less than two A lloslon scientist points oill similarities between the brains of humans and eels. Maybe eels Rot smart going around in schools. The Prince of Wales, It Is said, never sits out a dance. My, my but he has lots to learn. A |>olitical machine, according (o Hie ollice sage, seems to run best on banana oil. swarming into the capital, other issue could have made sojj many of them promise, publicly and privately, to l»lt their party if it nominated for president a man with viows opposite to theirs on prohibition- The national League of Women Voters, which concerns itself with MACON, Ga. <UP>—Mrs. Thelnia render Newberry, 16, asked divorce trom her 18-year-old husband ,B:n Frank Dewberry, charging he slap- .ped her and sent her home to her I parents. CHURCH EXCUSES :By George W. Barham= Those Church dues collectors don't have any mercy on one when they get started. They were to see me again last week. They don't say much but they come and talk uud talk. They say It doesn't make so mtieh difference about me paying but they thought 1 should come to Church, So I told them that I should have never signed that pledge, as they call It. 1 really didn't notice what I was signing. I only noticed the amount they said. Of course, if you don't come to Church and pay every Sunday or every week you get so far behind, and then it is hard to pay up. I told them that- whoever kept the hooks had surely made a mistake, for my recollection was that I had sjsued for ten dollars a year and when the year was up I lold Ihem I would renew my old pl:dgc. This collector fellow said then was where 1 had gotten mixed up. That 1 should have paid up last year then kept paid up each week; that when you' let - a thing I Kke that run for nearly a year end a half—and I told them to j drop the subject and I would what I could do. Of course a lellow like. Umt.n er considers an expense you ml[ have. Now you take last year, thought all the year I would h: lo have an operation, a^thoug a serious one—but serious "or"o crwlse they are expensive. this year I'm still worried and talked to all my friends about and they have been worried aim as much us I have- So with t facing me I just don't. !i:e hov can pay anything to the Chur It may be as some of my friet say, I may not have to have < operation, but I have often ti them that expecting to is aim as bad us going under Die kr.lf So yon c.in see that this siUial j makes it 'almost impossible fci,J to even go to Church much ii pay. I have been telling my Irler that I'm almost afraid to go to dance. I'm considered the b dancer in our set and.it^looks 1 a shame to even think o! not goi: years old. The dry women have! varicus other national problems, A rich man is one who puts two a-ccnl stamps oti u bulky letter without bothering to have it weighed. When a woman begins to shop around for hals her "trying" days have, arrived. By Williams GO • — BuT WlMD -fiAo'-rs AM' X HP\PTft 00 -TVV WiWO DEEDS, a us' BE. TrV 8WOMS AM' BE. TH' lABORER -TV4f\T. THE-/ DOMT" Too — Sot oo^'r soo C-S.T THIS FAMl\>/ really b«n organized for decades, through the W. C. T. U., the church organizations and other groups, but the prohibition re-form outlic is the only organization—of Importance, nt leaal—lhat, the wet women have ever had The fact that Ihe wet. women had more people a llxjir convention Ihan the dry women probably isn't Klicative as regards relative trength. But, for that matter, yo;i can't o on the fact that he dry wom- n's organizaion claimed to rcpre- 12,WO,C€0 women ami lhat the •et women's organization claimed nly aiW.OOO members. Most of the rganizaticns which make up the iry women's committee are church r prohibition groups, but there is Uso Ihe General Federation of \Vo- uen's Clubs with li.CCO.OCO members and an obvious \vet minority. Nobody prolossrs that the alleged. .2,000,003 women can be iK-rsuaded to go out and vote (or any dry [ircsiuYnlial candidate. Some ot Ihc l>ig wet majorities in t!u> last elections and referenda maiii- it ap- lhat plenty of wo:r.en must met at about the same time wilh nowher.3 near as much attendance or publicity. The Woman's National Democratic Law Lnforcement League, alliliated with the larger dry women's organization, was expected to preach the doetrine of bolting if Ihc Democrats nominated a wet candidate. And it did. But there w^re many wet Hcpublican women at the wcl women's convention who were promising to bolt the G. O. P., if il is nomalcd a dry. Xirgcs Bolt If Necessary And lhat seemed to come under the head of news. Especially whnc. Mrs. Charles II- Sabin, leader of Ihc wet ladies and a former Republican national ccmmittecwoman from New York, promised to urge all women to bolt their party if that was necessary in order to vote for a wet candidate. It may be that tliosc meetings ol nearly -000 dry women and wet women haven't changed Ihc course of history. b'.:l Ihcy certainly have intensified everybody's interest In the prohibition fight and in the 1032 campaign. TELEVISIONS You would say she had X-ray eyes ... was clairvoyant . . . a fortune teller — except that thousands of Modern Science Eliminates Difficulties of Child Bearing BY »K. MOKKIS I'lSllnKlN KOilr.r, Jrurnnl cf thr American Jlcilical Auorlalinn, ;nul <l llv- pcia, the llc.illli M.is.i7inr. With the advance :n medical science ar.d the gradual understanding of the impr>::,in*-< of beginning care ot thr pr.-;px:cUvc nothcr well in aelvaue.- line when the child h t rculi.ncs have been cstv that it is possible fa: .1: ^ woman lo mult 1 ;";::! « with less difficulty piu: danger lo her hcniLi botorc. Just as soon as a M,V, she is going to hp.vr .1 should consu'.t her !.-::i and arrange tor hov cr., ter Die child is bom. A i i fic.il cxnniinaticn ir.ati'.' permit Hie proper car? ,>; the control n! infr>::-. i. tabli^hmcnt of knrmicr:;r jis a nnrniai biurci p:..... .study cf the heart .in.i 1- is absolutely IUVC-.-.T. ; No dcub; a doeMr \v.:: prospective mo'.hn ,- ; jquency v,iih r.hc ;>. •:" iand .i.s to the p.fr.- ; •/ Jtxar.-.maiion c'. :!v.> ... of the le bnr:-.. :•, tntelll- a-.'.drbirth -.-.th l :..«. sn- .-ly will : o teeth. ir.e cs- • to what and r. , which safety. .-isc She he fr>-- • ii! :U:T ' CArrlu ' r.s an(. Ihc excretions. He will also advise her ol the necessity of visiting a dentlsl al least once every month In order to protect her Iceth from clccny. It is important to watch particularly the action ot the kidneys because Ihc first signs of danger from poisons, sometimes associated wilh childbirth, reveal themselves in the excretion of Ihe kidneys. The mother should dctcrmini very early whether or not she :x- pccts to 1-avc the child in the hospital or at home. If the child is to be born a home, it will be necessary lo pro vide certain equipment which is o the greatest Importance in Ihe prc illon cf infcollon and in th proper care cf the mother riurin the chihlbearmg process. It she is to have the child in hospital—more and more babies .11 being bcrn in hospitals—it will b necessary lo arrange for Mill . accommodations well in advance | and to determine whether one i*, \ goiiis; lo have a private nurse or j to make we or the regular nursing i service of the institution. I-'.ir tos oltcn mlsunclor.'tindir.ss ; l shoppers see as clearly as she into the contents of perfectly-opaque jars, and foretell with the same swift accuracy the future of the things they buy. Advertising is her television. Advertising gives her , au. complete advance information. Quietly, in a congenial corner of her home, she thinks and determines before she buys. Finding out about the newest foundation, cream, the crispest breakfast food, the most gossamer brand of hose. Comparing these with others. Making selections serenely. Going forth to buy .., She has only this left to do. No worrying or hcsitat- Ofe ing when confronted by two jars, each equally inviting. No doubts about their makers. Advertisements have told her the invisible merits—given her clear true images of the contents of those jars, and the results of their use. Rare is the woman who can boast she has - never bought anything she wishes she hadn't bought. But with the aid of advertisements, that sort of buying is almost entirely done away with. A regular reading of advertisements keeps shopping-tempers sweet.