fQUK BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS COURIER HBWB CO., PUBLUUUSa C. B. BABCOCK, Edlu* Afflre/U&lzif Miuuger ;/p.*»i> Bole National AdrertlUhf ReprejenUUtea: ArUuut IJaUle*, at.. N« W York, CrJc«fo it. LMfe, GAUw, Kauui CUy, UtU» f 'X Publkbed Every Afternoon fcxcept SwiU«y. ' '- fcleted as second cUss matter at the post -. *Ilre at BlythevJH*, Arkansas, under »et c? Congress October 8, 1917, Servta by tn« l!nit«j Press -4 SUOSCRirilON RATES «"* By carrier In ilie city of BljCievlllc, 15o per £. week or ffi.50 pfr year in advance. M. By mail within a radhis of SO mlks, 13.00 pet •*• year, $1 50 for six months, tee for lhr"e months; J^ by mall In postal • miles two to six, inclusive, <u. W-50 per year, lu zones seven and cl(lil, J10.00 r? per year, payable In advanw ". World Complications ~; It .'ilmo-t sceiii.s, Ihi.s whiter, ;i.s if ^"' the fates ]\M\ malignantly contrived u ~ peculiarly vexing ;in;i difficult /cries of ;£ problems for tlic p statesmen of tliu ^ woi'M—mid, Uiroiiyh them, for a!l lliu ~ vest of us. JL"., To complicate the inlitiile ilifHeuIlitri ~" arising nut of the world Ijnsiiie.ss <k- v pri'ssion there is tliu weary tanirle of ;* reparations and war debts ilomamluitf •j settlement. Then, to make Unit more • intricate, comes th'o Siiio-Japancse im• broglio, with all of its fateful pos~. sibilities. ^ • Now, to cap the. climax, we have the 1 Geneva disaimameiU. conference. » All of these |)ro!)lcn)s nrc related. ^ Tackle one, and the olhcVs miixt be • considered. Settle one, and you liavo • 'conimitted yourself on the others. Try ; to iffnore one, and the others promptly • become more difficult. • At the present moment, it is tlie « relationship between the disarmament " conference and the trouble in. Hie ? Orient that is most striking, ; Probably it is safe to sny that Iherc ; never was'a time when as many people ; really wanted (o KCO annatncnts re; dticed as at present. In some (Uiarlers J this desire is something like a crnsad- ; ing fervor. The ordinary people of the | world do not want any more war, and • .they are not enarmored of the .pvos- J pect of spending hundreds of millions 1 ., i of dollars, »b.«i time when many; must '. go hungry, to support? armies imd fleets. ! And yet—there, on the eastern ! hoir/on, is a nieiincing' black cloud. '•- ---If yoi) had friends or rolalives in Shanghai, for instance, or if you owned stock in an American business trading there, you-would lind yourself admitting how tliat cruisers, destroyers and battalions of marines and soldiers can be exceedingly useful, at timc.s. What are we to do? What ure our state=men going to be able to do? Shall we blunder along, trusting in Providence and keeping O nr powder dry, until the force of events brings us to the. edge of catastrophe? Shall we surrender to the rising tide of isolationist sentiment and try to go our own way regardless of what our neighbors do? Or shall we risk everything on one last great effort at inter- luitiomil understanding and co-operation? Those are profoundly difficult questions; and they must be answered, one way or another, before summer. —Bruce Cation. Liquor an Driving One of those fine distinctions thiil judges occasionally cnn draw seems to have been produced by a New York court the other day, which held that a man can Iw under the influence of liquor without being actually intoxicated. This rttling came in the case of a man who, having been convicted of driving his nuto while under the influence of liquor, was deprived of his •driver's license—flic official who revoked the licniso having felt, apparently, that being under the influence! is practically ll-.e same us being inloxiuiltii. Now, however, the court rules that lliw-o is « distinction. And there undoubtedly is one, too; but whether the disd'nclion plight to be made in the case of a man behind the steering wheel of an automobile may be a question. An automobile driver ought never to be anything but cold sober. A very slight alcoholic dimming of his faculties can be enough to cause a disaster. Where the Blame Rests While most of us nrc pron c lo criticise Hie Highway Commission for exceeding the build- Ins provisions of ih e Mnrllncsu Lnw, thereby mlnlllng heavy Amiens to (lie highway debl— burdens which «' c nrc urmble lo meet with the nrmunl revenues nl Imnd—ycl Jt Is li.irdly /air to Iny all Hie blninc at tlie hands o( the commission. As n matter of fact Arkansas has spent niovo money for new vond construction In Ilic piist five ycnrs Innn any other state any- svliere near Its slv.c and |»tcntlal wealth. But v.ho wns it that demanded. Unit these roads uc built? Is It not, n fact that every county In the stale constantly linrrasscd the Highway Commission will) demands for new construction? is It not also true tliat we sent our mo-st outstanding jwlllldans and civic leaders down (o hljjhwuy meetings demanding that we secure more roads? It naturally followed that Hie Highway Commission being a political organization, harkcncil to the wishes of the peojile mill built (lie roads demanded In order to pacify (lie people and gain favor with them, thus remaining in power. Hence (ho fncl, remain.? Unit wc Honied tends beyond our ability to pay with Ilia revenues at hand, and we spent more [or new reads than w e should have spent. Now we arc fnce to face with u,c inevitable consequences that always (olloiv in the wake of such procedure. New financing is (he only way out. Fortunately Hie Eaui c financial organization purchased nil ihe bomb, n should bo comparatively easy to Induce them (o stretch the bonds out over a period of forty and fifty years Distend of twenty and thirty, in this way the obligation could be easily met with the returns from auto license ai-.d ' E ns tnx. even if the license and (ax was appreciably reduced. But there should be ,1 safeguard Uirown around the refinance plan providing Uiat no more construction coidd be undertaken. Otherwise a new orgy of road building and pork barrel demands would soon consume so much revenue thnl w c could not meet our obligations, even though Ui e bonds ware extended. —Jonesboro Tribune. 10UTOURWAY By Williams (ARK.) COURIER NE WS FRIDAY, FKBRUARy 5, 3932 Thallium Should be Used Sparingly as Hair Remover DR MORRIS FISHBE1N dltor, Journal of (he Medical A5wci.Ho,,, gcb, (he Iktlth ar The new discoveries of nc re not always unmlligated bcne- ts to the human race. Only a few cars have pastil since rnoderri hemlstry discovered an element illed thallium. It was found to c related In Its action to the ae- on of lead and of arsenic ng the first uses to which the nxluct was put was to mix .it 1th various grains and other «ub- ances in the, form of a D^t* hlch permitted Ita sale as « ret olson. Its special value as a pout. i was due to th.i fact that It onld not warn a rat away by any icclal odor or taste. It would sev- cly depress the heart and injure e nervous system and thus pro- HVT death. The very /actors which-made it pectnlly useful as a rat poison made It dangerous to human beings, and particularly to childrfn Borne time after the product was first Introduced as a rat poison It was found to have the special virtue of causing the hair to fall out Great numbers of people are sorrowful because they have hair on parts of tli:i r body where it should not be and because conscnnt shaving and the application of various caustic substances are nnnoy- ing. Furthermore, there are diseases] of the scalp, particularly in children, in which Ihe first process In treatment Is to cause all of the hair to fall out so that the disease may be reached. Physicians, therefore, began to use the drug both Internally, .and externally i n the '°™ ° f «*«m to produce falling ot Ihe hair. 0;»slon»Jly reports appeared of hallium poisoning in children who liact received overdoses. Then numerous reports were received ol serious poisoning, though not fatal from the use of depilatory creams containing this substance Now newspapers record the death in California of lour Mexican children and serious poisoning of two othtV Mexican children and five adult Mexicans from eating grain which had been mixed with thallium chloride In order tliat it might te used as a rat poison. The starving Mexicans who were concerned in Ihls serious Incident had made tortillas out of the grain. There is unfortunately no cer- :aln, antidote for thallium poison- Ing. The physician may administer sodium thiosulphatc, which is found to be effective to some extent in poisoning by arsenic, and he may urev al! of the usual measures for supporting life while the body tries to overcome disease Certainly thallium is sufficiently dangerous to demand a warning poison iabcj on the product whenever It Is sold. WASHINGTON LETTER »V RODNEY DLTCIIKR NKA Service Writer WASHINGTON - Many visitors from out or town look up their own congressmen anil arc introduced to the i>res[cbnl and have speclnl guides take them through the various departments and bu- renur, In tile cnpltnl. Others finrt it more unconventional and surprisingly entertaining to look up Dr. Willlsm M. Monti, director of l!;c Naitonal Zoological Park. nnO Invc him act as escort through hi< institution. As oilcn ns he does this. Bill Mann never tires of showing iv.s animals. He is finite fin culrr- Inlncr himself ami, if he can h- caught In the mood, cnn tell any number of anecdotes about lit ?x- plorallons all over the world. Many exhibits In tin Washington 701. and in other zoos around the country, arc products of his !nv- els. One story he doesn't lire of repealing is that which rcsultnl >:•, the largest collection in Ihe worlil of those strange anlmnls r.-illnl Surinam toads. The story is a Joke on Mann, yet Mann cnn trtl it tu most cntcrlaintns maiir.cr. • • » Surinam toads are an uin^-inl flat-bodied variety of ih- fto^ family, with broiul webbed ba:'< feet and starry ends on thrir (o-ir- flnperctl feet In front. They i,^ as though they had Uccn n\js] : -.i Hal by a strain roller. So:uri-.ir,rs they arc called "pancake ton:!- 1 '' These extraordinary cro.i|-;rr-s coire from the region of the G-;:.' anas in South America, the pi:'. 1 llcuinr one nt the zoo lirro li ii- ! inz been sent up from DI;T;I! Qiilana. They nrc firnjwcrl in :;i habit mucky, sluggish water. On his rccwnt visit lo Bns^i Gulnna. Mann hart a wirio o' ; lrh' half a mile long clraincri and 1 searched closely lor these tn.i.is i but not one could be found iic : snvc vi]> the Job and was abo'it •(,'• l«avc; nn old native barber prc-, i ised to get him a supply and ship 1 them to him. Mann was on'.;- !lc .' I I litcly Interested—not to hurt the | native's feelings.— and promptly forgot about it. • • • Back in Washington. Mann received n cabto. It was from tilt barber in Guiana and ndvisod him that a tritpment of Surinam tond- 1 was on the way. Most likely thcj were ordinary "Bufo" toads, no more interesting than the common American variety, he thought When they sot to Washington he was surprised to find they were Announcements Tlio Courier News has been authorized .to announce the following candidacies, subject to the Democratic primary. August 9. For County Judge 2AL B. HARRISON (lor 2nd term) For Sheriff HOLAND GREEN CLARENCE H. WILSON Cosnly Treasurer W. W. HOLLIPETER (lor 2nd tDiin) Circuit Court Clerk R. L. "BILLY" C1AIXES (for 2nd term) County and 1'rol«tc Clerk W. H. "DOC" SCARBORO MRS. JOHN LONG (He-election) MISS CAREY WOODBUliN For County Assessor JOE S. DILLftHU.STY (for 2nd term) C1TV EU.'CTIO.V Tutsday, April 5 Cltj Clerk S. C. CRAIG (for re-elccllon) HERMAN CROSS JOE W. ALEXANDER ^OSCAR ALEXANDER For .Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BARHAM IVY W. CRAWFORD For Clly Attorney SAM MANATT the real thing and thil the 1 counted to Hit amazing tolal ol 92. Only four had 1 died on tin way, of a shipment of 96. Mwin has distributed severs amonj the various 2003 and cquarla of Ihe country and has a laj-ce •Stock' of them still on hand. Each year Mann makes a de tailed report on the zoo's ftxhlblu to the director of the Smithsonian Institute, of which the zoo is u part. This In turn, Iwcorees part of the annuu; reiwrt. Every sped man from the elephants to the lintel reptile Is listed. One congressman, looking over the report, found somctlilni; wron? with It and told him so. Mann, lie saw, had listed "one colony ol b«es." ; . Mann felt uncomfortable and waited for the worst. "Dr. Mann," ihe congressman said, "you should have counted the bees!" , SINKING OK TUSCANIA On Feb. 5, 1918. the British lilp Tiircunta, carrying American p.\ \vrtx sunk by n submarine If the north coas', of Ireland. There were 2179 American sellers otoard. First repoils said hat there were 82 known dead nd 21C missing. However, 104 odles were later washed ashore n the Scottish coast and buried !ierc. At that time 30 or more ad not been Identified. A number of the crew were HJcd in the explosion In the en- ine room. The soldiers were mostly N.i- onal Guardsmen (rom Michigan nd Wisconsin. The Tuscanla w;is !oi-[j«lo?d in 1C early morning. Two torpe- oes were launched at the ship, at one passed astern. Rescue ork was don» by British de- royers and trawlers. THIS CURIOUS WORLD CHURCH EXCUSES Newspaper Finds Homes for Dogs ROCHESTER, New York, (UP)-. nding homes for dogs whoso wners cannot nffonl lo biy li- nses was the job recently as- med by the Rochester Tlnrer- nien. The newspaper carries daily pic- res and descriptions of dogs ceding homes. Would-be ncs •ners merely have to call at Hu^ nne f.Tciety offices and pro vj ey can offer the desired clog a «d home. Then after payment of e license fer, the dog is cli"i:3. Courier New Want Ads Pay. . I will be glad when Spring com°s -3 that I can start In going to church again. I did not go last summer, a.s I got in the habit of staying away (he winter before I simply can't go to church In the Winter, as I take cold so easy I tried to, but it won't work they always build up a hot fire' and when you get in and find a good scat they commence running in and dnmblng Hi? dcovs open and shut and in this way they let the hot air out and cold air in. It looks to me like some arrangements could be made whereby everyone would : get there and seated before serv-! ices Etari^thcn they conlii close (he doors until it was lime for nil to go home. It seems to me that if every body would'meet on :he church lawn and all march in like the children do a I school they could save a heap of sickness. Until some arrangements (s made whereby they cnn krep the tioors close.;! after I gel in they need 'not =By George W. Barbara: look for me to attend. The Just . time I was there I talked to the I fellow that looks after the building and made some suggestions, but the way he looked at me I feel sure hA paid no attention to what- I said. Nebraskan Puzzled Over I Rabbit-Cat Pet ARTHUR, Neb. (UP)—Cat or rabbit, well. John Tilley, farmer, doesn't know which lie has on his farm. In fact. It's both. His pet, six months old and healthy, has a meow like a cat, cats green stud and meat alike, uses its front feet like a cat dors its paws, 'hops around on his rear quarters like a bunny, and that isn't all. The pet looks like a rabbit, rear- , view; • but like a cat. front-viw. It has the whiskers of a tomcr.. 1 the cars of a rabbit. Its rear lejv' are jointed like tSosc of a -rabbit. DEPOSITS Your funds are safeguarded, as they ever have ; r rOUg \i he , Safe ' c ™ s ™tiv c and equitable policy of this bank. LOANS Our loan policy is ever to assist the honest ambitious and deserving present and prospective future patron of other departments of the bank, in proportion as the actual legitimate and worthy requirements of the patron is to the current funds and deposits available, upon approved securities of unquestioned value. CONFIDENCE Confidence and confidence alone, believing in the established strength and stability O f each community in which we live, will bring about world wide This bank has weathered many a storm and has Ti;H?^ C A in tu "damenlal soundness and proven ability of American Institutions to carry on under varying business conditions. THE FARMERS BANK & TRUST CO.
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