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jjjK.SDA-Y, JUNE 11, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS po.; PUBLISHURS C. H. BABCOCK. Editor H. W. HAINES. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, PlUladelphia, Atlanta. Dallas, Saa Antonio, San Francisco, Ch'cago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, Entered as secona class mauer at tlie post onice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevlllr*, 15o per week or »6.50 per year In anvance. By mall within a radius nt M) miler, 13.00 per yew. $1.60 for six months, 85c for lliree months; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $630 per year, In zones feven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. The Marion Ceremonies The evil that men do, as Mark Antony remarked, lives al'tei- them. Tito good, too often, goes to the grave witli them. That, probably, is why we hesitate to say unkind tilings about the dead. It explains the fatuous compliments of most funeral orations. Somehow, this sticks in one's mind as the dedication, at Marion, 0., of a memorial to the late President Harding approaches. President Hoover, is to speak. There is to be pomp and an elaborate cerc- moity. The accolade for which the dead Ohioan has been waiting since 1923 is to be bestowed at last. All of which makes it advisable to do a little plain speaking.- The ceremonies at .Marion need to. he defined. The evil that was done at Washington during the • administration of President Harding- lived after- him; lives on to this day, some of it, giving ~an unwholesome color to national politics. There was a good deal of it, and it isn't pleasant to recall if. Some scoundrels sat in high places, (luring a few years, and the nation htis not yet entirely recovered. Etit thq' ceremonies at Marion are not concerned with that. No 'one has forgotten. No one should try to do any whitewashing. When President Hoover pays tribute to the memory of his predecessor, lie will not he trying "to"tell us that all of tbis graft and corruption was less serious than, we had thought. Instead, the nation .will.be paying tribute to the presidency itself. H will, in addition, be devoting itself to exhuming the good that was buried with Warren, G. Harding. For, after all, in his private life the man was lovable. Whatever his mistakes as president, he had the affection of his fellow citiens. He was close to the common man; he was, in fact, one of us, with the virtues and the frailties .of the average. He never claimed to be more than average. He glorified mediocrity. He was genial and he was kind-hearted and he meant to do.l'ne best he knew how to .do. These attributes, however, are not sufficient! Ito serve as an apology for the Harding administration. Fall, Forbes, Dauijherly and Sinclair are names that cannot ho I'orgn'Uen. I . —linico Cat ton. Why Times Are Hard It you have wondered why merchants, manufacturers and .shipiKirs have licjen having such a hard lime during the hist 12 months or so, yon might be enlightened, by figures recently made public by tin; American Federation of Labor, through its pros ident, William Green. President Green announces that wage cuts, part-lime employment and unemployment, all combined, have lopped more than $2,500,00(1,000 from the income of American wage eiirnors during the present year. Grunting thai this gentleman should know what he i.s talking about,, and that last yi'av's record was probably about as bad. the failure of business to revive quickly is (|iiile understandable. Knock two and one-half billions from the pill-chasing power of the nation in less than half a year and you have about all the explanation you need for "hard times." An Able Prosecutor George R Q. Johnson, federal district attorney at Chicago, deserves all kinds, of credit for his effective and unremitting action against gang leaders. By bringing Al Capone himself under indictment for failure to' meet the income tax requirements he has struck a magnificent blow against the power of (he underworld. One wonders, though, why Mr. Johnson seems to be the only official in Chicago who is to proceed effectively against the gangsters. To get that indictment against Capone took months of patient and- efficient detective work. Isn't it reasonable to suppose that if state and city officials should display the same kind of ability they might, once in a great while, be able to level ill murder charge against one or another of Chicago's' gangsters—and- make it stick in court? With 400 clocks in Windsor and Buckiiighau- palaces, as H is rcjjorlcd. it's easy to believe they hnve^some swell times there. Close call: A Scotchman making a bid nt an auction. A new "robot" mechanical man smokes cigars. When one is built lo nick nshes oft the parlor carpet, that will be news. When dad refuses to come ncrcss with the price of a new summer gown, that also constitutes a pocket veto. It isn't until after a man is married that lie begins to doubt the expression that, it is the woman who pays and pays and pays "It selves me right," as the customer in th2 automat restaurant said. OUT OUR WAY By Williams SORR^ DOCTOR - VAH— AM' \wmTe. BETTER GOT A MftM OM HIS BACt< AM' ACAME1T& iHAS OOTTA VOOV< LH<t " Ti-v GRAME BEFORE ' BEARD,- AM'/ HE' CAVJT GET MO * -TILL HE GETS A THEV THIWK' HE'-S ABLE To ' OTHER PeoPtt. our - y SEARS TOCTSOOMX X f=-^=^ \ f ^& BLYTHEVILLE. (AKK.V COURIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Close off the gas till (lie repair man comes, • "0. If the gns pressure changes report the fad nt once. If there I 1 * lo oiTiU pressure, tho gas will not burn proiwrly and will give off considerable cnrlxui monoxide gus. If Ilirre Is too little pressure some •>< the port holes In your unpllnn- v may not. light. This will happen particularly it they mo dirty ."id Illk-d with .soot, Tliow ]»n boles which do not llglu leak, n •'•rlnlii nmoiim of KIIS, and Injure, four liealth, As hns nlivady been 'tnti'tl. tlic fact tlmt you do not iiisfll any leaking S ns Is no Inill- •iitton tlmt iher Is no leak. "7. If you find that you get- a icadiiclie at your work, carbon iionoxkte may bu prcM-nt in the lir. Ixwk for lenkb' mid ixior con- iccllons. Rc]»rt your heiulnchci, lo uiii employer and the plant, doc- ot. so Ihat they can find out. If •our hciidiichcs are caused by car- jon monoxide gus. "«. If you are not filing well ee n doctor rlyht awny. If yon (jet icadnclie.-; at work due lo ens, uy on:c otlicr kin of work. It does lot pay to remain where you ni.; »d permanently Injure your Ucallh." "Now gt) ithi-iul JUKI orrior anylliini; yon like—this is on mo. Manhattan Has COO Churclm and They're as Busy on Week Days, Durihff SKoppinjf Hours, as, oil Sundays. : NEW YORK, June 10.—The religious life 1 of New York is one of its least, known aspects. In fact, it Efcms to me 1 hear n snicker from somewhere at the very mention of the idea. Yet nearly l.OOO.OM people go lo church each Sunday in Manhattan, nnrt only a small percentage of these arc visitors. There sire some COO j churcl-.es In New York City and j twice tlrtit many in Greater Now \ York. Several of these are among the city's outstanding landmarks'. In Fifth Avenue most of the churches keep oi>en during the busy shopping hours and bsar signs inviting Hie tired and weary ones to drop in for "a moment of prayer." And you'd be surprised how many in the hectic throng find solace and renewed hope thereby. Hundreds of neon religious meetings are held for business- men. -workers and shoppers. The "bishop of Wall Street" has become one of the city's most famous figures. In lower Fifth Avenue.'a pulpit opens out of a doorway and almr.st every day noon sermons are delivered to street throngs. Neighborhood sections have scores of churches about which the social' life of the district swings, just as in thousands of small communities over the land. Ice cream socials are held in summer; Aunt Hattie brings a. pic nnd some potato snlad- and the children are amused by various games. Much neighborhood welfare work • quietly goes on from such ct'.urch organizations, though social centers are scattered throughout the tenement belt. Furthermore, it's possible to find almost every belief .under the sun represented—from voodoo fanatics In Harlem basements, to mystical culls in the Sixties and Seventies, to Oriental temples and- hallejah missions down in th= Bowery. Broadway has sevsral "actors' " churches, of which St. MalacM's Is perhaps the best known. The Little Church Around the Corner has. of course, quits a foltowhuf among theatrical folk, since its lib- eral attitude toward the stage dales back to the days of Joseph Jellerson. 'An actor friend of Jefferson having died, the historic Joe went to a. certain fashionable church to arrange for a funeral. He was tcld that nn service For an "actor ucrson" could be held there. Jefferson, greatly hurt by this reception. Inquired how he might bury his friend. ••'.'.':!;. you might, try that little church around the corner," he was (old. Which, by the way. is how one of the most famous churches In America got its name, In case you didn't already know. • » ' t - * • All Saints' Episcopal, in Henry street, was selected by Edward, of England, who visited America as Prince of Wales many years a?o. Tile Wales crest adorns a balcony onU, since It dates back to 1827. (he last "slave gallery" to be found In New York may be sen thrrc. The oldest, building remaining in New York is a church—St. Paul's on lower Uro.idv.-ay, with its historic gravestones. Triuitv. just down the street, was built prior to St. Paul's but, has had to be rebuilt a couple of times since then. The Dionrer of P~ifth Avenue Is the Brick Presbyterian Church, nt 37(h str;et. When built, the "ave- noo" ivns merely a country road and here it was that Henry van Dyke became one of the urcat pastors of America. Its architecture is unique because the building tries to mix the new "brown-stone" front vogue of the 'eighties with the oM tradition "of red brick churches. The elaborate "show soots" in the Manhattan church world are. of course, St. John the Divine Cathedral which, if and when completed, will cost S15.000.0CO. and the famous St. Patrick's, on "the avcnoo." There are skyscraper churches and churches tnat blazon electric crosses, and there are lens of thousands of devout churchgoers who know little or' nothing about the night life of the city—know less. In fact, than millions of outsiders who have read about it. at least. GILBERT SWAN 'Copyright. 1MI. NEA Service In'c) Especial Precaution Needed Against Carbon Monoxide Gas r.Y DR. MORRIS FISHBKIX Krtitnr. .loiirn^l n f the American. Medical Assix-iaiion, nnd of llv- rrh. the Health Magazine Carbon Monoxide gns is colorlc.w and odorless. It Is produced when v.-cod. coal, coke llumiiinlinir pis. »r smsolinr is burned. Tf the flnnw is hot. it is burrod more c?iin!etelv tint) whrn the name is slow nrrt lias insufficient air. Stmll amounts of carbon monoxide. cmi?c heartache and o'.her svmptoms: large amounts produce death. Because of (I'c extensive occurrence or carbnn monoxide In various Industrial pursuits, the New Vork State- Department of Lalx>r I'.as Jssued a warning to workers to t>o posted in nlants In which various combustions are employed. These Include particularly plain.'; in which machines are used which arc heated by gas. The warning ap- nlics to workers In the gas industry- garages or Mrvlcc stations, furnaces, steel mills, celluloid manufacture, acetvlcr.c welding, brass foundries mid various chemical Industries. A few of thff suggestion? are so simple that jvery worman should become fninllinr with them. TUcse suggestions arc particularly applicable to workers In the horn?, be- cause Illuminating ?as nwd Jor for cooking purposes is a dangerous source of gas pofeonlngr. "1. If there is a yellow flame heating your uwlii:ir. tt-j-rorl this fact at" once. Thrre should be n bli:e name nt. all tin'js. i\ yellow flnn!» sives oft carbon monoxide. . "2. Never use a cas-1-.cnted appliance which i; connected up by means of flexible rubber or rarlnl tubing. This is not safr Tlie only flexible Uibine which does not leak » an approved cloth-covered tubing. "3. Do you suppose that you can lint! a leak In your tubing by running H lighted match along It? It will light only when there Is v?ry large leak. There may be many small leaks which make it danger- mis to work at your machine, even though - these places do not permit enough gas to go through to actually light up when yen apply n match to them. "4. When yon arc working over an open flam?, do not put any wensil on the fire which is so largo as to cover the flame tco completely. This keeps the air out, ,iwt increases the amount of carbon monoxide gas which is produced. "5. Do not try to patch a le.ik or make any adjustments yourself. TODAY IS THE- NOIITIICI.IFFK'S ARRIVAL On June 11, 1017, Lord Norlh- clirtc, proprietor of the I.onrton Time-?, the London Dally Mall 'ami other publications, arrived • In Ne«- York to take tip the duties of head of the British commission to the United Stales, which ]>osl Imil been tendered him by Premier Llm'd George. Ncrthcllffc's assignment was to co-orrtlnale the work of the various liritlsli organlzntlons already ewed In the task of supplying British war and other needs, 'ills appointment was not a diplomatic Position.. Each of the allied government.* had numerous commissions engaged In various duties of assembling and procuring supplies In this ' country. The head of (he French commission was Andre Tnrdieu Dnron Moncheur, former Belgian minister to the United States, arrived In New York with the Bel- Sinn commission June 10. A commission of Russians, consisting oi 40 members, arrived in Seattle three days previously. THIS CURIOUS WORLD ~^m^ /i i 'A IN 1920, : ,JC>AH op A&O : - WASMAOE AS4W, 8i)T W n3i,v<H£NSHE ;'•?! WAS 8WNEPAT ' :.T,[ •7HfiSHK£/ SHE wts, !J AOECENEK.; ?il BfWNiCICWS,, •_'-.*• I RASH, 2f#STVfX A SOOTHSAY.^ •'/:'/ AGAINST G00 AND HIS A PR£VWRI<W0e OF OJWNE (AW AMD Of SATREP CWCRINES ANO ." ARE iNoc/ffEo ousr e>y FALUNS, THAN ARH IMOUREO BY J CC«=i, APOSTAT^ "" -: " ?, KAVWG CD/ilMtJTEp : xvsAiMsr (?£JLI.S1ON, TOKENS, RASHI.Y <SOUTY TOAWJOS Sop AND HOW CHURCH J*. -: CHURCH EXCUSES ONTARIO, Cal.,-.(up>_0corgc Wheeler wanted to see what i\ frog looks like while croaking Its night song so he nnd several companions repaired to a nearby creek after dark.to satisfy the whim. A frog croaked <o unexpectedly ihai Wheeler did a JiOu lenp, landed In a water hole and sprained his ankle. By (Irorjf I hnve always considered religion a very personal matter. When 1 gnl religion us they call It, I felt and still fed that wlmt I BO'. wns nil mine and when they come rruml asking me to give mon;y tlinl I have earned, at least money that I have to help keep the church goliijj, I feel like- those that want religion should do as I did, go to some meeting and get it. And why one should keep spending money for church work is beyond ma If every one, would view this us I do there would be no need of anything more than sot.no place for lis tp meet once each wsek. After one gets religion I do not see the need of running to church two or three times n week to l-a preached lo. I .think tt-s preacher should preach to lho;e that have no religion and let those alone lliat linvc It. 'Thais one reason I do not RO to church anymore than I do. 1 don't Icel the nc.?d of It. When the meeting closed I joined the church and did not go back for milte r, while. The preacher (hat took me In said If I believed nnrt would te.baptized I would be saved. So. I concluded' that It wns not necessary to keep , running back as there coiild • bo •! nothing more addad to what I did, •; for you either-have religion "or yciU ; : don't have it nnd I felt I had'It.' And so. Jar ns the other fellow is" concerned he can fio like Idid. I suppose it Is alright" to spend • a • small amount on the church,'some. : seem to think It is necessary to ] send a lot of money away for what" they call foreign missions. I-think . it would be alright to s?nd a -few !' Bibles to those countries and let them read for themselves. Some say my ideas-arc all wrong but I am entirely satisfied with the way I fcsl." ' - . • -,< IMNBURY, N. H., (UP). —~TJaii- .'-> bury's dilemma. Is how-to cut the " " cost of prosecuting hoboes. The selectman carried their problem to •'•'"''•'. state officials after n checkup :: showed thnb It cost the town. $14 : ',;' for every liobo brought to cdurtl'V * THE PARADE "'OF THE MANIKINS Opening- clay in the grand salon of one of the fashionable Parisian dressmaking- shops. l3azzling lights, gorgeous draperies, glided chairs, flash ing jewels Behind the miniature stage a bevy oi' beautiful manikins—in velvet, satin, chiffon and lace. The curtains part. One by one they emerge, pirouette, descend the steps—and before you sweeps a magnificent array of the latest fashions! Perhaps it has never been your good fortune to witness one of these affairs; But the imaginative mind need not go to such distant places to learn what is new and charming in the world of personal adornment .... or what is useful and modern for the home ... or tasty and wholesome for the table. Let the day's advertisements pass in review! For in word and picture they, like manikins, display before you the latest and best things from the realm of merchandise. Studying the advertisements is not only very interesting, but it enables you to shop with greater assurance of getting exactly what you want — and the greatest value for your money! Read the advwfixements. They arc fancinatiiiff and useful news!