PACE POUft THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor B. W. HAINES, AdvertUlng Manager Sole National Advertising Representative!: Tbe Thomas F. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, San Francisco, Clilcago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the (Hist office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress October 8, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytlicvlllc, 15c pet week or $6.60 per year In advance. By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 lor six months, B5c (or threo months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $6.60 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Is Ihe Turnkac^. Permanent Reports from Little Rock reveal that various old and new highway improvement districts that had pluimcd to sell bonds for new construction on the strength of the legislative act providing for the payment of 75 or 50 per cent of the interest and principal of such bonds with state money are beginning to stop, look anil listen. Property owners in the districts are inquiring what the prospect i:> for such bonds coming back upon their properly in the not very distant future, and the answers they have been able to get are not particularly reassuring. The. turnback funds, out of which state aid in payment of highway improvement - district bonds must come, come from two sources, a percentage of the proceeds of state highway bond sales and one-sixth of the gasoline tax revenue. On the face of things plenty of money is in sight to take care of the state's share of a lot of improvement district bonds.' But how long this money will be available is another question. In the lirst place, it docs not appear now that after 1932 the state will be in a position to sell'any more' highway bonds. That will mean, a reduction of over fifty per cent in the turnback funds. -In the second place, there is a clause in the turnback act which provides that the state highway department can take the full proceeds of the gasoline tax if it needs, the nioney^lojrieet jts obligations. • Should such a heed arise, as} is not 'impossible if this year's indicated slump in gasoline and auto license revenues should continue, it would spell the end of the turnback. Much as additional "farm-to-market" roads are needed in many parts of the state, it would seem wise to proceed slowly in their construction where the lands are not able to shoulder the burden of paying for them. Byrd and His Dog We have an idea, based on no knowledge of the man, that Richard Evelyn Byrd does not get, much fun out of kc- tnre touring-. It U extremely bard work of a different kind from that to which the famed explorer is accustomed, and the' interminable fuss which (AUK.) COURIER NEWS every local welcoming committee seems to feel itself duty bound to stir up must become distasteful in the extreme, Every boy who owns a dog, and a good many men as well, appreciated the feeling which prompted Admiral liyrd to abandon his tour to hasten home when he heard of the illness of the little fox terrier that had been his companion on trip.s to both poles. But possibly it was more than affection for the dog that started Byrd homeward. Perhaps the contrast between the .sincere love of the little animal, and the shallow adulation and addle-pated hero worship to which he has been subjected wherever he has gone had something to do with his'decision. If so it is doubly unfortunate the dog died, thus eliminating a good excuse for a vacation from' reception committees and public appearances. Were Jefferson Alive Today One ol llic really slBiilllcanl things In Amvil- can life in the lust decade hns been the yrowlh of (lie rurul and .serai-urban polltic.il machines. In the south some of us don't like to believe that lliese machines arc quite as efficient and cllectlvc—and us corrupt, If you will —ns those in New York, rhlhidclphla, Chicago or any other place. When one is held lor downs, another lakes lu> place and inllleiiluin mom seems as far on" as ever. I duinio wli.il Thomas Jetlcrson would think of yovcinment these days, since even before his dcnt'li more than a century agone, lie wns viewing tho subject with some alarm. I fear he would willingly retire lo his grave, but at least lie could solace himself with Hie thought that we get, exnctly the sort ol goveininent In these United Stales that we want and deserve. —T. H. Alexander In Commercial Appeal. Pistol-Toting and Homicide The Smith's undesirable eminence ns (lie .section of the nation where homicide is most, prevalent, emphasized once more by a set of figures for 1330 prepared and published by Dr. ftedcrlck L. HulTinnn, Insurance statistician, . Is undoubtedly ..duc : to the habit of pistol-, lollng. With deadly' weapons 'ready to hand, what would otherwise be comparatively harmless personal brawls are converted into killings. The pistol (jets in Us deadly work wherever armed men quarrel. In Versailles, lud., for example, two men became inflamed with linger one dny lasj week because one of them hud tossed some tin cans over a boundary fence. They drew pistols and shot caeli oilier dead, and the mother of. one of them, attempting to act us peacemaker, received u bullet wound. —Arkansas Gazette. The woman who uses an Iron In the kitchen every week now lias a daughter who swings one on the links each day. A student league in Mexico has decided to boycott, American jazz. In a determined cliort, perhaps, to shake off the "blues." The U. S. Department of Agriculture, has made n movie of the lite history ol the prune. But you can hardly expect a government film to depict the leading character in a perpetual stew. A society of wallers is being formed. It should be called some sort of order. •Most orators, observes Iho oftlce sage, run true lo forum. . „ Mussolini is rei»rtc:l to be an expert violinist. And yet there arc some who insist lie never rests his clilr-. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark \t <*>".> • Wi' $'•')?*' ,.,"!- f , - V 1 U !! vcr ' inish lhllf 'realise on American social life, 1 (I like (o hitve some people in for bridge." or habits of life. The tendency to put on weight after middle age is a general tendency. It depends largely on overeating and the associated decrease In physical activity. The other type of obesity is that In which the glands of internal secretion fall to function as usual. When the basal metabolism of such people is measured, it is found to be from 25 to 50 per cent belcw normal. Associated with this there may be subnormal temperatures and a low nervous tension; this, coupled with lack of exercise and overeating, produces a large increase in weight. Few people realize that weight reduction without proper attention to securing the correct proteins, corbohydrates and fats may be a serious matter In actually producing malnutrition or deficiency diseases. Under proper diet calculated for ( thls purpose, It is possible to caiise one to lose weight satisfactorily at the rate of one pound a week. It Is generally recognized ml a loss of weight of more than TO pounds a week may be a serious matter.. In cases in which the action of the thyroid gland is deficient, a physician will prescribe legular docs of thyroid gland which ean be taken by mouth, and Oils provides the body with the thyroid that it requires. Following the regular taking of definite dosage under medical direction, the basal metabolism rate will begin to approximate the normal and Hie lalient wiii have a more normal body chemistry. Such control of human reactions represents the highest form of mod- ;rn medical science, including accurate measurement of the physiologic activities, (he application of substances to take' care of deficiencies and new measurements to es- lablish finally the fact that results tiave been secured. LL W ASHINGTON LETTER OUT OUR WAY '•SMM'AAA'H> M OH ' o^c I'orto Rlcan Youllis Wield a Glib Tongue, as U. S. and (J;iio- diaii University Students \Vctl Know, Having Ixisl as of 31 lie- lutes lo the Island Team. UY KODNEY DUTCIIEU NBA Sen'ice Writer WASHlNCiTON.-The University of I'orto Hico can't very well send football or baseball teams here, but il sent a debuting team to the United Stales which has lost only Ihree of 31 debates' with tp.uns Iroin American and Canadian am- veisities. The Porto Rlcmi boys were wiii- Ing to debate any subject In eiilici' English or Spanish and to take either the aQirmative or the iie--u- live. Tlicrc was one exception. They would take only the affirmative side on the question: "Tim this side condemns the principle of prohibition." Porto Rico is under (he American Hag and the prohibition laws, but tile debaters explained: ' -Tlicrc is only one side to that argument. IJul if anyone feels that there are two sides, we will b: glad to de-bam them." So llicy argued, against prohibition six or seven times tnut failed to win but once. C'lushwt With Mexican* They also debated the policy of armed Intervention by the United Slates In the Caribbean and ns to whether to condemn the "growing domination of the United States in IhLs hemisphere." Then they came to Washington to debate tt:e University ol .Mexico, whose team came here especially for the occasion, on the nuestlon: "That tile future of Latin America depends on t!ic establishment o! closer bonrts with the United States on a basis of equality." Tlicrc was a fiery clash of Latin tempsralment and oratory when it developed that [he two .Mexican youths, Alejandro Carlllo and Andres Iduarle, had come hero to attack Pan-Americanism. They didn't believe in I'mi-AmeriranlMri I'an- Amcrlcan Day or the P.ni-Anieri- can Unio:i, they declared, and thought tho union ou:;ht 10 l;~ called "Tlie Colonial Ollicc." T.ie Union g.\vo u luncheon in i :u;:or 0 ; both teams and the MIA:I.UI boys stayed away, Rllliongli t.-.o iv.mscl- lor of the Mexican c!i:b.u,y was Te, somcwhnt cmbariM -.1! Then Iduartc and Carillo ^.ii.i ;!:.-,' W oaW no; debate if thcro v,:is :» b,. -, ( | c _ cision; they were here i:->: \'n dc- b.Xe but to present «h:n i;,«' v sn j ( j was the vlewpoim ct M r \;caii and Latin-American students. I Tlie Porlo Rican boys then gol | sore, said the Mexicans had prom• Ised to debate, accused tliem of : being u debating team which didn't j know what debating meant, and | hurled at, them the charge of poor i sportsmanship, j No Decision j Tlie debate, or whatever it. was, j went on to no decision, i "We propose an Ibero-American union as a'means ol defense against the common danger," said Iduarte and Carillo. "We arc here no: to debate but to defend the spirit of Spain Incarnate in 20 American countries. There is no possibility of equality between tlie lion and tho lamb, whose only defense is to bleat when attacked. We ask Dr. Dowe, minister of tiie colonies (his title is director of Ihe Pan-Ameri^can Union), lion- many soldiers j there are In the United States and •Nicaragua, how many have invaded | Latin-American countries. We remember Vera Cruz! The United States should revolve around L;uin America because Latin America hns ! a soul." "Unity of the American continents is essential," argued Captain Antcnio Colorado and Victor" Gutierez of the Porto Rican team. "The United States supplies tremendous material resources and technical skill while Latin America contributes spiritual profundity of thought, and a deeper sense ol International justice. We are no: here to defend Pan-Americanism, but, although economic and geographic equality are impossible, there can and must be juridical equality between the American nations." Cited Ruble's Address Then Gutierez read from a Pan- American Day address by President Orti/. Rubio of Mexico, \vr.erein Hu- blo said so many nice things about, Pan-Americanism that it was touijh on Iduarte and Carillo. The Mexicans were on their feet, trying to make unscheduled rebuttals, v.hen the Porto Ricans and others dashed over, shook their hands and backslapped them Into silence. That climaxed the remarkable Porlo Rican record, which wr-.s being made before and alter the period President Hoover was visiting ,the island jxissession. The Poi-io Ulcait.i defeated Harvard. Yale. University of California and more than a dozen others. Eleven debates were delivered on a r.o decision basis. At University of New Mexico and Tulane University the islanders uon debates in Spanish one night and In English the next. FRANCE'S MEAT .EDICT On April 22, 1917, Maurice"viol- lette, French minister of subsistence, issued an order that there should be one meatless meal each day. The measure was adopted as an experiment, with notice thai, if it was not successful two meatless days would have to bs Instituted'. It was not successful. On May 17 ho a new order appeared regulating th» ! so sale and coiLsumptiou of meat. Tl" provisions were ns follows: 1. Monday and Tuesday shall be meatless days. )se two days of the weak len—with the Overeating Likely lo Boost . Weight Alter Middle Age .t^wN, .1. I r lic.ihl, Al. "r'c- '-hern-? * diet vMl'ri " 7 ,'y"" I , ; in.y t.a, L I . i:: " :MNCr tliat « * jllst " lm P° rtan « .i.-.icri<-.in | educate the will power ;« to cn- " 1 ° f I E^3" »'"">' other measures neces- . % ,,, ac 5ary for wfi| ,, u rct)uction- '' ""^ Ur - ^>- -^'- Kremer poir.ts o i!t (hat " slllt -! 1|1C v;is - '"-'inrtly OS cafes ct obrs- : . :Kin '" I lly ar; ;lloic h> wl " c " tllc ™* **,. more- [ coverable cause is race, lnherilar.ce, Planting Seed For Sale TI •" M Kl; ;'M ia ' !i " Ill ' c :iml o 'r,, •''•'', V. '•- ' :> ' >•«">• , ,, r •"• l; - t;lirils ilsc i} collon I r, :iv , (V st 98 '.c. slation. Maj. F. P. Jacobs (mder, Ark. WEDNKSDAY, APRIL 22, 10! WB BIRDS HAV£ i-osr THE use OF TH£/a WINGS ONLY AH |NS£Cr, aor IHE -WWICW J4N7ZRN FiY GWRKs A iARGE Pf!OToa£ffANCE OAJ ITS' HEAO WHICH QSSBUaieS THE HE40 AR£ CHURCH EXCUSES have devoted a Church work i „ ,, years, really more time than By George W. Barium; to our Church could afford. So. when the Committee who was getting np some kind of supi>»r to make money to pay for some- tiling. (I don't know what it was) 1 just (old them that I ten ui rattier a bad way. so as usfc' al they called on me. They warttij'" money but I put them off for a AFii' or so and I looked the house ovcj?i' : attic and all. and finniiv fnim.-i'J!} mt cue of them attic and all, and finally found very good pair of shoes, that gone my with a little repair t bad dona j real good and I gave -..*... w ' j Committee. Of course, I will adm' i aid aboul that. She said she did not know e hh, rvn™ k h' '" loo ' • l that when you do a good deed In that you feel a lot belter. When would think that - . S W , A ° Wi run the Church on much iess if tl:ey would only try. They so much that I finally gave 1,-imn iVi •••— «•<; vAL-cinrjii i UU.-IH twenty-five cents, and after named below-to sell meat of any they left I decided to figure up what \liln. innhiriiriEr tmui f™,-i «.,,i ,._». :i i , , . . r.. ' >ni«v iind, Including triye, fowl and rab- 3. It shall be permlssable, however, to sell horse meat every day n (lie week. 4. These measures apply to all France. On May 1 restrictions were issued y Viollcttc regarding the use of flour. it had cost me lo be a Ohurcti member and I did not count anything for my time. For the past l-.vo years I haven't; been very aciivc and they did not find me at home when they were out collecting, so they did not get very much from me, but at that, the figures were staggering. I remember one time they voted ; to help out some people that be- L Eome may think that was not°vei • much but when you remember tliooj shoes may have cost three or 1< ars when new, you are bouii \v I have done something w-3 while. AIX-Ia-CHAPELLE, France,(Ul|l — A Museum of Journalism hr| been opened here. The librarf' contains 150,000 ancient newspapcR printed in nil languages.', 1 inchfdirp one in Eskimo. There is .a. Spirit-;:- ualist cwspapcr printed on-.blac':| paper. Socialist newspapers"'prtnO. ed on blood red paper, and on" 1 ' newspaper with ':i legal-, .tiotlc" [ rinied in real gold letters. • :' • Courier News Want Ads Pay. 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