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BLYTHEYILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEW* THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' '-/ ...THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' -, H. W, HAINES, Publisher ' ;•, • ' J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor • SAMUEL; p.°< NORR IS, Advertising Manager " Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., Now York, Chicago, Detroit, St, Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis, > Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the past- office at Bljv'ievllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- p-es,s, October 9, 1911. 'Served by Uie United Press, ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By'carrier hi the CHy of BlythevHIe, 16c per , seek, or 65e per month. By thai), within a indius of 50 miles, $3.00 per ."year, $1.60 tor six montlis, 75c for three months, by mall la postal zones two to six inclusive, 16.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $W,00 per, payable In advance. ..WillTeaceZone' Beas Effective as r War Zone' The New World has launched an interesting experiment which is wilhoul direct and exact precedent. It will determine whether a group of neutral countries can mark out a'sen zone adjacent to Uifciii into which countries at war can be prevented from carrying-, their war. -Because this zone has been extended several hundred miles instead of to the 1 three-mile limit which has been the customary limit of territorial' watiers, there has been a wild scrambling to books on international law. The' odd part of this is tlmt much of the scrambling has been done by those who were (he,first to throw in-, ternational law and precedent over- oard in one bundle as soon as the j'orW War began in IpM. j|/ro leave hair-splitting to the bai 1 - L ''8, it boils down to this: European Entries in all .their recent and most "• their past wars, have calmly set aside whole slices of the ocean pathways adjacent to their countries as war zones. They have said: neutrals who enter these zones enter at their peril and. under conditions which .we- will prescribe. "The freedom of the seas" got short shrift in any waters designated as war zones. Now when the American nations, all 21 of them, decide to restrict •free, dom«of the seas, to Die extent of trying to exclude their regular tnuleJiuies from the genera! battleground which Europe believes the seas of the world should be, there is'a great deal of criticism, and a great deal of thumbing through textbooks on parliamentary law. All warring nations have been informed of the decision- of the American nations. \Ve do not yet know how the policy will work. If all the war- ,ring.nations would accept the wishes o'f'the Americas in tho matter there would be no trouble at nil. The danger is that all will not, or that one rmiy try to take advantage of the other's acceptance of the new limitations. What would happen if a British cruiser should be chasing a Germnn submarine, which ducked inside tjiese now limits and then claimed asylum.? Whaf would happen if a German commerce-raider secretly got supplies inside these neutral waters, and ducked outside from lime Lo time to raid French commerce? What would be the duly of American naval patrol vessels on duty which ran across such actions? Can the American nations enforce their will in this matter, and how far are they willing to go to enforce it, if it meets defiance? We do not know, and it would probably be n mistake to say in advance. This is a new and as yet untried policy. It will be necessary to try it out, see how it wgrks, and what sort of complications it causes, Any policy adopted these'days brings complications with it, the intent of the American nations is-clear.. They wish to keep fveo, from war sufficient sea-lanes so that they can carry on their business without danger to themselves. Whether the • belligerents will respect that united wish remain's- to be seen. The ^^ T ew World is feeling its way toward new conceptions of insulation from irar; fortunately feeling"its way hand in hand. • ' Wise Regulation It is probably wise that Hie Slate Department has determined to oversee the collection of funds for relief in the countries at war in Europe. At first glance this may seem to break in on the rights of people, who ought to be able to give their money to whom they please. But this is another case in which n little.supervision is unlikely to injure any worthy cause, and may well prevent some of the cruelest of rackets. There arc very ugly rumors, for instance, that some 'of the money collected for ""relief" in Spain went to Communist Party uses rather than to relief. Whether' these rumors are true, we do not know, but it is not impossible. Further, there is always a chance that money so collected will be used for unneutral purposes. This country is neutral. It cannot permit such activities, and so it is only reasonable lo allow the State Department to inspect the reliability of organizations which claim to beveling on behalf of relief funds. We hope America will ho generous, as she 'always has been, in real relief to the suffering, but no good is accomplished by being a sucker. Timely Talk The active, organized defense of civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution sprang from the war emergency of 1917. .'..'•' Today, 'while nation after nation surrenders civil libeVty to the grim ne- "cessity of .war, it is pleasing to note that the defense of civil "liberty in the United States is better organized than ever. '-. • / ' -. The United States is not at Avar, nor is it likely 'immediately to be, but a certain rising of war-time psychology can already be felt. That eternal vigilance which is the-price of liberty can never be better exercised than now. In the fields of the rights of aliens, of censorship, of the rights of labor, ami of academic and religious freedom, stir- First Fire Responsible imgs of intolerance can already be fell. ' It is not too soon to begin tightening our defenses against un-American restrictions on our freedom. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1930 SIDE GLANCES by Ga/brafth CO?R. im BY Htl SERVICE. IMC. T.M. UtO.V. a. FAT. OFP. "I have all (he insurance. I can handle, but possibly l' could ii"itercst you in some gilt-edged bonds?" THIS CURIQUS1WORLD By William Ferguson VieiNTIL-UOM ." . is THE LARSEST NUMBER. -USUALLV CSiVEN XX NAME/ : IT CONSISTS OF A FOLLOWED /\ SNAKES TAIL. WILL NOT DIE , UNTIL SUNDOWN. ANSWER: Wrong. Muscular .contraction in a snake's tail sometimes causes it to wriggle afteivrieath for a period or lime, which may be several hours, or only a,few minutes. NEXT: Do you kill house c'cntlpedtsT For Second 2 Days Later OAKLAND, Gill. (UP)—The rc- ' ; Riill of having the fire department. ' inil out a fire in the home of Mre. — W. W. McCarthy, was lo have an- Pan Americanism means friendship frank- clhcr r ' re * 8 hours liller new, loyalty, n also menus justice nnd co-oi>- crntion.-Dr. Viclor Lascmio. Argentine minister lo Cuba. SERIAL STORY a lic.'iter lo hasten lite process. At- almost- tlio"sai(ie Hour, two days.later, neighbors informed her she was having another tire. An examination developed that the heater In the closet had set fire to Ihc garments thai were drying. OUT OUR WAY ,, ., • The a mi an 1 average tire liill in Mra. McCarthy gathered together the United Stairs In I!)10 was $176. the clollies IIIKI things that had During I938. only one-tenth.of that been soaked with writer ami put,) amount was spent for seven times them in R closet to try. She also I the-mileage. J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople WORKING WIVES .BY LOUISE HOLMES COPYRIGHT. 199*. •efiVJCK. I YcMlercJii}-) Dully nrrlve* u» Mnrl:m Liiriiarctt to 1mvc tor (he ItuM'Kul, Mnrlim cxphilus everything, het- hojtfft of rcffitlrfuff ]J;m*H love, Jicr ciTorlf* io rejmlr ihc ^vrvvkngre of their mnrrlnge. Then Hhe tiNkx notly to cull the 'uci'tor. "|(»« tfolaif to Itnitptu very noon,'* CHAPTER XXX TT was after midnight. Tlic hos- pllal was quiet. The corridors were dark except for shaded lamps on the nurses' desks. Now Mild liven n red light flashed over a door, reflecting itsell in Hie shining floor. In a brightly Jialited room, Marian was being lilted to a rubber-tired cart. She was pale, her eyes blaek'wilh suffering. Slio caught Dolly's hand. "You'll go with me?" Dolly raised her eyes lo the'slill genial face of Dr. Moss. "May I?" He nodded. Marian said, "I'm going to be bravo, Dolly. But it 1 should forget myself, if I should bog for Dan, don't weaken, don't send for him. I've explained how I feel about Dan. I want to be ready for him. Promise me." ""I promise." "And—if any thing should happen—-" She bit a quivering lip. "Yes, dear." "Tell him thai I was brave. Tell him that I was happy to have his baby. Try to malic him understand htfw much I love him—how much I have always loved him." "You'll tell him yourself, darling." Dolly held her hand as the cart was trundled down the quiet ball. She stood by staunchly. When Marian cried out, "Dan— Dan—" she soothed her gently. After that there-was blessed oblivion for Marian. * * 9 'T'HE sun was making a rectangular patch on the carpet when she awoke. She stirred and Dolly went (o the bed. She kissed Marine's while cheek. "It's nil over, darling," she said. "A girl?" "Yes. Dr. Moss says that she is the most beautiful little girl." "A beautiful little girt. Her name is Glad—Glad Harkncss." Marian's long lashes fell, she was asleep. She looked very young and small in the high white bed. They took Glad, home after two weeks. Randy and Dolly and a strangely shaken Marian, took her home. Randy hod been doubtful about the small aparlmcnl. He had suggested larger quarters and nurses, a fleet of them, he said. Marian had refused. "No," she had said. "Glad's father is supporting her." • * * * TRYING weeks followed. Mar• ian's strength was slow in returning; the baby's food formula had to be changed and changed again. The summer heat came early, long scorching days, humid nights. Steadfastly, Marian cared for the baby, letting the housework slide, resting when, the baby slept Her love for the child was something like worship; she watched her development with a half fearful nwe. To Marian, the tiny infant was a miracle, a God- given miracle, Randy nnd Dolly came every day. They quietly Installed com- foi-ls, an electric refrigerator which tho apartment did not afford, fans, linen sheets, which were cooler than muslin. Marian grew thin, blue shadows made her eyes enormous, her hands were rough from daily laundry work. Dolly expostulated, she begged, she even became angry. Randy talked earnestly to Marian. They were friends. What, were friends for, anyway? He'd send n maid, two maids—better still, he'd nnd an apartment near the lake. Marian stood firm. Wearily she- reiterated the old theme, "Dan says lo slick it out. Dun says if you accomplish a thing yourself, you have pride—" "But Dan would send you more money if he knew," Randy argued. "You're losing weight—you'll bo sick." "But Glad is gaining—she's all right." "She'd gain faster—" ' "Dr. Moss says she is perfect." Marian laid a beseeching hand on his arm. "I'd crawl on my knees (o risk for help if the baby needed it. But she doesn't. Dau and I are providing for her. Please let me do this, please let me do it the hard way." tit 'THEY let her alone after that, standing by, ready. July was a nightmare of burning heat nnd parched winds. Toward the end of July, Glad developed- a heat rash, she fretted and had a little fever. Marian's hollow eyes became frenzied pools. Thai was when Randy arid Dolly stepped in. Dolly had said crossly, "I gues;; you can pay a visit to your best friend. I" gneis Dan wouldn't mind that." They drove for hours, 'finally stopping at a white cottage in the cool darkness of deep woods. Lake Michigan danced and sparkled beyond the trees. . A fresh little breeze rustled the leaves. Marian stumbled as she stepped from the car and Randy carried her lo a _cool, green and white bedroom. • Doing so, he muttered, "And we didn't get you here a moment too soon, young lady. In fact, hardly soon enough." *• » t t ' 'T'HE August days were like a blissful dream. Marian lay in her bed, sleeping, rousing to look with contented eyes at the baby who, under the able ministrations of the nurse, lost her rash'and fever immediately. After a few days, Marian moved to the wide porch swing, th«re to Idly hope and plan and dream, The weeks' hurried by and sha awoke each morning to new strength, She could feel energy and vitality humming through her veins. She swam and rested, slip tanned a beautiful brown, rich celor dyed her- checks and lips. The baby was a rollicking, pink and white bit of gladness. With the coming of. September, Marian realized the time had come to think about the long trip to Portland. Marian wanted to go, she was well and strong, the baby was old enough to travel. Instinctively, she shrank from going. It meant so much, that journey to Portland, so very much. Dan's letters had not shown one sign of interest, iiad given her not one shred' of hope. * * * . QN Sept. 10, Randy's 'chauffeur- took them back to the apartment. D'olly had rhadc it ready. There was food in the refrigerator. The rooms had been cleaned and aired. Marian set a day for her leaving and she worked toward it feverishly.. A few new clothes for Glad, who had outgrown everything, a few conveniences for travel. She' had her own old dresses changed a bit and. cleaned. On the last .night, with nothing left but a bed and one chair, these to be called for on 'the morrow, Marian sat in the bare emptiness, the baby in her arms. "We're going to see your daddy, Glad," she said softly. The baby crowed and-kicked and- threw her little arms about. She had a straight, strong back and straight; strong legs. Marian often likened her to a rose bud— if a rose bud could have shining blue eyes. Her-hair whs definitely reddish and Marian loved It. The ends duck failed engagingly, it was ihick and silken. She laughed and hugged the small body. "We'll see your daddy in a few days," she repeated. "Oh, Glad, will lie want us? You're to be my offering, my precious gift for him." Randy and Dolly took them to the train. Lifting the baby from Marian's avms, Randy said, "You've got something here, Marian." • She laughed. "Naturally I think so." To herself she said, "I have done ,one perfect. ( thing. ,.,Jj.. is enough to rnake-.urj for., all'ithe things I didn't do?" „.,. ',„,,...'- WILL yA Pip i\\V STICK TOR. ME, =T\ HER&EKT ? I WON'T \ GET KlOME ' CM ME--I SPIT THAT N/W-M- TAE. OUT V 'WOUGH AMD DROP ! GUM TO 7HAT STICK. 1 I LAST A I K>M'TWJOvVU\0,MTH' WHY THEY EOWT HWE NIGHT ' IT LOOKS UH6 KNOCKED OUT TEETH-- FCOL CERTAINLY, HOOPLC.AND MOW .WILLYOU PLEASE f^A MERE FORMALITY^' A ^ SIT DOWN AMD SIGN A BILL. OF 5MS/f HOOPIE'S WORD IS A GILT-EO6EO FOR THE APPLIANCE? JUST AS MATTER OP REtORO.OP COURSeV I REMEMBER GRANOPft BlTTS ONCE PURCHASED A SLOT MACHINE THAT SPONGED SOUP SPOTS FROU THE YOO WWT, AND A SCALAWAG INVENTOR MADE HIM-'PAY FOR THE CONTRAPTION THREE TIMES' AMO ; M(W T HAVE ACOPY OF OUR JUST FOR' WY FILES? I REGRET KEENLY I LACKED THE CAPITAL TO LAUNCH THE DEVICE EGAD.' WHAT A HAPPY HOOPLH.' UAPPY rj«iic -j'o 'THE (SENi'LgMAM BCftKJ TH1RTV VEARS TCO SoOM ^ntenUn Murlnn'ii olilli Is n Cm. -After whe leave* thfi hos- l>Hnl, silo goex <<> Ilnniljr'i Hummer ••mill), where both nltc nml tin: Iinhy UMln »(ri.-ii B th. At lust comes llic il.-iy for her (o leave for I'orf- In nil. IJrsiiil (1ml u, m maT ,, ol mint licr n]l» licr lirar). fa licr one perfect achievement enough to ninkc,ui> fur all *hc did aot dot CHAPTER XXXI TT. was Thursday when Marian aii'ghted from the train in Portland. A red-cap carried her bag; another offered to carry the baby. She shook her head, holding tight lo the round-eyed infant. It was all so strange. Arriving in the city from which Dan had mailed his brief letters was so important a step in her plans that it left her breathless. She had been told of a quiet, inexpensive hotel, the St. Andrews, and Khe stepped into a. cab. Once cabs had been daily necessities, now they were luxuries. She sat back as they drove through the wide, clean streets, .her eyes darling to the hurrying throng on the sidewalks. The swing of broad shoulders, the lilt of a man's hat, brought her heart to her throat. She might sec Dan—she might. It wus not part o£ her plan to see. Dan—not yet. .Along Broadway, finally oul of the business district and up a .slight incline. At the top stood the St. Andrews Hotel. It had a landscaped garden and wide,.inviting porch. The cab driver carried her bag into a charming lobby. It w;is homey, it greeted her with warmth. The clerk was cordial. Marian made arrangements for ft maid who would stay with the baby. She had much lo do in the few days before Sunday. There was not a moment to be wasted. Furnished apartments—she knew nothing of addresses. Consulting (he clerk, she made a list and set forth. Several of the addresses were within walking distance of the hotel and she hurried along, conscious of the lightness of the air, feeling no weariness. The first apartment was too expensive, the second too dark. "Yamhill," s.ho read Iron) her list. "That's a funny nama for a street. Sounds like u potato." Passing an intersection, she saw "Salmon" on the street sign and laughed again. Turning off Broadway at Yamhill, she walked west, looking for house numbers. Kx- pecting lo find a brick building, the Chicago type of apartment, she was puzzled to tlnd the number she sought on a large frame house. There w'aa a lawn with a rose hedge aiid holly trees. It appealed to her instantly. ( \ yard wheic Glad could play, roses in the spring. She rang the bell. Marian rented the aparlinent. It was on the second floor of the old house. A living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, one large and one tiny, a shining new bath. It was furnished comfortably, the entire house had a home-like atmosphere, the landlady was comfortably stout. After buying supplies, Marian went for the baby. She had a satisfied feeling that tliey hact come home. * * * CATURDAY morning Marian called Dan's hotel. Dan had snid that he was settled in a pleasant room in the Heathman hotel. She knew he would not be there at that hourf had planned to leave her telephone number. Tiie hotel clerk lold her where she might reach Mr. Harkness — his Office. Dan with an office—? Mouth dry, liands shaking, Marian called Dan's office. When ho answered, she said, "This is Marian, Dan." "Marian—" There was joy arid almost fearful disbelief in the exclamation. When lie spoke again his voice was cool, controlled. "Where are you, ftfarian?" •She gave him the addresn. "flavc you plans for tomorrow, Dan?" "I expected to spend the day alone." ''Then—will you have dinner with me?" Would he say that 5ic would come right then? He did not. He Kiid, "I shall be delighted. What time?" Ho might have been any man accepting any woman's invitation. "One o'clock?" "-t'H be there." t * t T rilK next morning was a flutter of preparation. Removing every toy and tiny garment from the living rooai, Marian put the baby to bed at 12. Glad was not to bs used as a lever. Possibly, but only as a last vcsort. She roasted a smalt turkey, cooked Dan's favorite vegetables, and made a mince pic. At 15 minutes before one shd was waiting for him, feminine and desirable, U\ a staple frock; hair a dark swirl, eyes wide and fathomless. He knocked and Marian opened the door. She stood looking at him. Her lips smiled, her eyes smiled, ihc held oul both hands. "Dan—" He took hot hands. "It's good to sec you Marian—good." His voice was husky, repressed. He did not kiss her. They • talked a few minulei, skimming Ihe surface, then sho served tho dinner, tho Viblc- Eel in an old-fashioned, bay window. Dan's eyes kepi straying to her vivid face, puzzled. "You've changed, Glad," lie said. He'd called her Glod. Such a little thing, but so much. Her heart sang. -' "I'm going to be'honest with you, Dan," she said seriously. "Listen to me. When I've finished you shall say how it will be with us. When you went away I learned how very much I loved you." Tears misted her eyes and he leaned across the table to lay his hands over hers. That matte it easier. - . "I quit my job the last of January. I've been learning to be a home-maker and—and I've lived on your money, Dan." "I didn't know—I should have sent more." "ft was fun, making ends meet. Oh, Dan, I've tried so hard to make myself worthy of'you. Will you—can you—give mo another chance?"- • : .-•'.' He rose, drawing her into his arms. "Darling—darling—,"' he whispered. He kissed her lips and the little hollow in her throat. * * " * , TT was an hour later, they were sitting in one big chair as they had so often done, that Dan told her about his work. "I've fotinrt myself, Glad. I'm brand) manager for the Coast- You won't have lo scrimp and drudge." "But I want to—for you." Ho kissed her lingeringly. "I have a nice salary, my bonus will be several thousand this year—." Marian got quickly to her feet. Her checks were crimson, sfto spoke breathlessly. "1 hove a bonus for you, Dan. .It's the bonus t earned." She ran lo the bedroom. Tie baby looked up at her, sleepy- eyed. Marian caught her up and went to tho door. A beautiful, radiant woman and her child, "Do'you like her, Dan? She's yours—and mine." He sprang to his feet. In three long strides he crossed the room. 'You—you didn't buy her—" Marian laughed. "No, I didn't buy her. Look at your own red hair on her tunny little head anci be sure. I knew about her when you wont'away." ' : Gently, ho took them both in his arms. "Oh, my dear—my dear—." Later, Dan was -sitting In tho big chair, holding the baby carefully, Marian knelt at his knee. She said, "Do you know what I (either every day? 1 say, 'Woman, when you gtow up and gel niar- ried, let your husband take care of you. If the going gels • tough, you sif tighl. He;ll see. you through.' That's what. I tcl) her every day. Dan." Dan leaned forward, putting his big arm around her. "I'm a lucky guv,-' he murmured. "Two Glads to be glad about." (Tho Eud)

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