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• PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE,, (ARK.), COURIER NEWS THE'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W, HAINES, Publisher ,-••,• J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor PAMOTL F. NORMS, Advertising Manager , Sole National • Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York. Chicago, Detroit, st.^Ixwls, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon. Except Sunday Entered ss second class matter at the post- office atrBIytheville,' Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917, by the United Press. • SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle, 15c per week, or 65c>per month. By mall; within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50, for six months, 75c for three months, 'by-' mail: lij: postal zones two to six inclusive,, $6.60, per year; In zones seven and eight, »10.00 per, payable in. advance., ' Changing the Patch- Work Quilt of Western Farms Like a kaleidoscope, the patterjj oJ: farmlands in the south and middle west has changed year by year. Land lhat once sprouted cotton has been converted: into pasturage. Corn areas have been turned over to hay. Oat and alfalfa territories suddenly blossomed out with sugar cane. II looks as if all the land west of the Mississippi has suddenly gone crazy. But it hasn't. In fact, never before has the produce of the soil been so .carefully planned as.it is today. Agricultural colleges, co-operative farm agencies and the U. S. Department of Agriculture are working with the farm.,- er to enable him to obtain the greatest possible benefit from his land. Traditional crops have, been abandoned for new products — for crops that will not deplete the soil of its nourishment and will be marketable at a reasonable price. Large areas have been taken over in many states for experiments .with the latest methods 'of crop rotating. Soil erosion is being checked. What were once arid wastes are being irrigated. The farmer is not idly permitting tlie sands, to shift beneath his feet. The soil has not always been pampered. Before the days of dust bowls and- repealed market collapses and pro- • longed drouths, the farmer' was generally content to plant" the same crop in the same places, or at best use only the simplest of crop rotating schemes. If things "went bad occasionally, the lapse in productivity' was blamed on - Providence. There 'was no apparent . reason why land that had always produced: cotton . or ; wheat should not forever continue to do so. By; 1932-' the farm situation, was. decidedly in ill;health. Studies were made,, and soil experts presented various recommendations. On two points nearly everyone agreed: If the land wasn't doing so 'well with one crop, let the farmer try others for a few years; and if markets were declining for certain products, why not encourage the farmer to raise something else for which 'there still was a demand. So the farmer learned to rotate crops scientifically and to aim his production toward those markets which would give him a profitable return. In many sections of the south and southwest, farmers have turned to the production of "industrial crops" — castor beans, sweet potatoes and flax. seed. In most cases, it has been discovered, such crops can be produced almost as .easily,as cotton, the. price;of: 1 which had slipped 1 far below parity. The: farm problem is by no.: means a closed issue. Research; is far from, exhaustive, and the steps thus far taken can, hot- be accepted as complete solution. Many/of the measures taken in the past seven years have been strictly in the nature of relief. ' But the farmer, with, the help of experts, is working out his problem. He is willing to try anything once, He, is far more interested today in the. policies of government than ; he : used: to. be, because much of the major legislation; affects him vitally.. Intelligently aware: of the farm problem, he is, more than ever an essential factor in politics. • Publication In thta column at editorial* from •other n«wspaper» does not: nectssartly taeva endorsement but la m scknowledgtwut at interest In the subjects discussed. No, Public Wrath Against Competent Employes Governor Bailey said nt tlic conference held lo clarify federal "por.sortiel requirements lor stale, departments receiving- Soclnl Security 1 Unas tJint public employes "should be subject lo the wmth of the'people, of the stale." Those- who: arc directly employed by Ihe people—those who fire chosen at; elections—should be so '. subject. But Ihere Is a., clenr, distinction between an elective official; find: an employe whose work is purely administrative or/clerical, ^ssumlng: that duties nre performed competently, a. bookkeeper, or draughtsman, or n girl work- Ing at, typewriter or adding, machine, or placing papers:in files, does nothing:'to'draw, down "the wrath.of the people" and he turned,out' by the results of an, election. The American system, Governor Bailey, siiid, is lo try a man in u Job and fire him H lie 'doesn't measure up lo'll. He feels, that the best way lo gel meritorious employes is for n man with' sound experience, to select his own employes. Bui the man who fills an elective or appointive office for the first time, coining to It, from private life, may, have had. no. experience, with, the •problems: and work of lhat- particular office. And under the patronage system which.- ths Institute of Public Admtnlstrallcn found to be "one of Ihe chief sources of waste In the. Ai'kiilisas government,"'employes arc not discharged because they do not measure up lo their. Jobs. They are turned out, nfler having aciiujked some proficiency in their jobs, because .vllielr places arc wauled for political supporters or personal friends of incoming officials. . The Institute of : Public Administration reported that at times the turnover of employes in some Arkansas.slate offices Is.almost 100 per cent.when, administrations, change. What would bo, the effect on some, private business oignni- znUoii If: every two or four years is had to undergo an employe turnover, of- almostAlOQ per cent;, in some cases assigning raw recruits to •important work, and. then, by the. time these new employes had acquired proficiency through experience, replacing them with imothcr force of, new-comers? • The incoming elective official is the very man who needs experienced employes. England goes even fnrlher than America in subjecting, political, officials to "the wrath of the people." One vote of lack of confidence in the House of Commons suffices to unseal a "government." But the British civil service, with its permanent undcr-otficials, stands as a great monument, to efficiency. And In France, where one government (premier and cabinet) may follow aii- s other within the space of n fen' months, tlie" public business Is carried on unbroken by the civil sen-Ice employes. —Arkansas Gazette. Under our system, it seems to me u-e niii.it have uoliticnl parties, and parlies inevitably trend toward centralization of political power and toward corruption.—Senator William E. Borah (Rep., Idaho). MONDAY,. NOVEMBER 7 27,;,19:i9'; SIDE GLANCES by Calbraith "I'd likeio sec some suits for my husband. THIS CURIUS WORLD * SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER COPYIII9HT, IMA, MM MMVICI. IMC.' - APPLIED ONJLV TO THE DEER'S HORN ?XW<SV OF A\\ ¥ I 'N/ ; XT"". v \ corn.nl?DVM'ASERVICE,me. ,JS«Ii, • ^ T.M, PEG. U.S. PAT. OFF, ~ ft? I •& :H01_LV TREES OFTEN cSRCPW TWO TVF>ES OF "STIFF, PRICKLV ONES NEAR. THE f3OTTQ/V\ OF THE TREE, AND SPINELESS, FLEXIBLE ONES AT THE TOR. ANSWER: The vampire bat, unlike olher bats, can walk. It folds its wings into stalks, and walks on.these and its hind feel. NEXT: A land without a wheel. Memory Lane Ten Years Ago , Luxon>: S. E. Simonson, former I local resident, this week sold a jstnnll farm near here to Sam IBoweii' ror $200 per «cre. Another larger farm farther out froai the city brought $H5 per acre. The lands, without improvements, have been bringing $20 to §30 per acre rent, B. A. Lynch, T. J. Mnhan and Venli-rilnyl <tur«lloulnx Hou*. IUK, Dnw.on ill»ui>ver» <)<ii( <kc )-<}t!i>K mun kiiuiv* luuch inure altout Ifir Ilrsilhorae laurdfr Hum In- l» telliii v , \Vhtn Plyira re- |iutl» on. Ili-KlUome'i. bank de- 1JU«I|», Doufiu, ii c tir« "Ulf Hci" "Leiitlmu-J, <"lll(j lied', WUB wy UBclv/i i he . teli» Dimio* CHAPTER X AS Dawsoii stared at him Incredulously, John Douglas continued: "I was named for him. He's been missing for years now; We have reason to believe, he Is dead. What has he to do with this .Benlhorne murder?" "Just a minute, son," Dawson countered. "I'll ask the questions, and perhaps answer a few, too. How old. would your uncle.be i! he were still alive? "Between 70 and 80," "Ummm. And what makes you think he is dead?" .'. "I can't loll you all of that right no\v, Captain. I can't tell you all 1 know about Benlhorne. I can't even tell you why I came here last night. But !£• you'll let me talk to Ava, alone, for a lew minutes—" "What possible reason could your uncle have-^supposing he were allveJio kill Benlhorne?" , Douglas shook his head. "Why name a dead man as a suspect?" he countered. Dawson seltled hack in his chair, fished in his wallet for a folded, wrinkled piece of paper, studied it irtently. At last he handed it over to Douglas, saying: "You may as well. know thai your admission, that 'Big Red'.is your uncle, puts you in even a belter spot as the.No.'1 suspect.of Bcnlhornc's murdei-. Here, read tills." Douglas read ','1 will be killed lonight—" ... a woman named Ara . . . prospector . . . 'Big Red.'" "Ava!" he whispered. Dawson reached out, look Hie paper from Douglas 1 , hand. "I've.a hunch about you, Douglas, and I'll let : you talk to Ara, alone. She should still be in the dining-room. 1 * * t JOHN DOUGLAS' precipitous entrance 'and his ill-considered babbling had left Ara inwardly raging. What a fool, she thought, to have come here immediately. If he had only wailed until the first editions were on the streets with the Benlhorne murder, story. But now, anyfhinS she might say, even the truth, would have to be iroved. And Dawson was no ordinary detective,. 'A loojc of Imperturbable calm her inward emotional .urrnoilas. she turned back to the tallle. Joey' di, Torio stirred his coffee, noisily. Krone eyed, her as ihe sat down. Only Helea. Ben- horne seemed entirely- undisturbed by the interruption. Ara libbled on a piece of toast, kept ler eyes focused on her plate. Alter a few minutes, Joey announced: "Must have left my ci£- arets in Ihe other room. Coming, Krone?" "Yeah, I'll g o with you." Tlie detective mumbled: something in Wn, Bejilhorne's direction as the two men left the dining room. "I hope you are enjoying your breakfast," Mrs. Benlhorne said, after an interval of.silence, There was no cordiality in. her voice. Ara nodded. "Just what do you plan to do now?' 1 Mrs. Benthorne demanded. "I know you must hate me, Mrs. Benthorne," Ara answered as. she rose from, the table, faced the Beautiful young widow. "You have reason to. But there is noth- ng of yours, that. I want. I- in:ended leaving here as quickly as possible. I (eel Drily, pity for you. National 4-H club congress in Chicago beginning .tomorrow. Umpires Score As Gentlemen In Venezuela H. T. Ctdp. nil of Blytheville, were elected yesterday to the board of directors of the Blythevillc Lcachville. and Arkansas Southern Railroad company. Five Years Ago N. B. Menard, jr., will leave tomorrow to spend a. few days in Altlicimer, Ark. . . . Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Critz hnve gone to Starkville, Miss., for the holidays. One Year ABO Enrl Harris of Etowah and John p. Gilbow of Hatcher, winners ot the slate championship in corn nnd cotton grow-in? respectively will represent Arkansas In- the OUT OUR WAY HcS A NUT.' AUVBOD/3 A WLJT VJUC/S COLD. TIRED, HAFF -STASVED AM' MILES FEOM HOME, AM 1 STOPS TO GALE AT M LIGHTS CH.HE CAN'T HELP THAT-- HE AWT NOKMA.L-- HIS SOUL AM'HIS STUVAMIOC AlKl'T AS CLOSE TOGETHER DOWT XXITHiNKIT.' THEFUCLOSER TOGETHER TH>VW OTHER. PEOPLE'S .' I WAS JIB THIMKIM 1 HOW MUCH XTMOOM LOOKS LIKE LOOKIM' IMTO A BOWL OF CHJCHEW GRAVY WITH BUTTER IM n, EE A PAMCAKB WITH BUTTER. COZIM' ALL OVER, IT." By j: R Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople SCAT..' 6M006W / COMPOUND \T/ THOSE ALLEY • PROWLERS 6CRATCVA MY CW TO RIBBONS MERE , THOSE CAPACIOUS FELINES REVWE- THE GORY COMB W OF THE ?*OMAM OOSHT TO BRIMS 'EM DOWM LIKE•RIPE APPLES.' WITH IN THE ROLE OF PRISHTEMEO GLADIKrOR/ •line tJtSHT WAS A THOU6&UD EVES.' ENNIS.Tex. (UP)—Baseball umpires in Venezuela, are scholars as well as gentlemen, in the estimation of Andy Rabe, manager of the Amarillo (West. Tex as League) team who recently returned here from a barnstorming trip to the South American republic. "The umpires are amcng the best-educated men in the country," snid Ratio. "Our American players could argue with them in English. They speak that as well as Spanish." Rabe look a learn ot American players, mostly from West. Texas, to Venezuela for a- one-month stand at Caracas, where Venezuela's best ball park is located. The Americans Ust sis and won four games agninsl Venezuelan all-stars. "The Venezuela learns have improved 100 |>er cent since I wns there last in 1931." said, Rabc. "They keep puce with American rules, and the only rule they don't follow is the scoring, of sacrifice flics," : The American manager said that Venezuelan fans take the game seriously and alternately cheer and "boo." The socially prominent have .scats ,behiml hcmc plale at 15 bolivars <S5) admission and the prices range down to the equivalent of $1.50 for the bleachers. Hero o! the 10-game serifs. Rabc said, wns an American .pitcher for Ihe Venezuelans—Carrasquel. who has plaved for Washington in the _ American League. Carrascnicl, n j Venezuelan by With, pitched sue- jccssfiilly li:lh .for and against Ills native countrymen. Chinese Quit Iron Mine Sending Ore to Japan SINGAPORE (UP)—Indians and .Malays have been engaged lo work in Japanese-owned Iron mines in Trengganu, one tf Ihe Malay slales after a mass walkout by 2.500 Glii- J1CSR. . , ' ' The mines uerc able to export some 806,480 tons or iron ore to Japan last yr.ir, compared tnth more than 1,000,000 t:ns the previous year. The Chinese rclnsed lo continue J working in the mines ns u result o[ Chinese patriotic organizations urging that no Chinese should j work fcr Japan while the war In China continues. Prehistoric men were afflicted with dental trouble, the same- we ave today. The Idea that U liad perfect teetli arose from the , far.t that early archaeologists plck- [. ed out the most perfect specimens. want to forget — every- Sow, I thing!" "There is one thing I am sure you want to Xorget," Mrs. Ben- thorne's words were sharp edged. "But I doubt if Captain Dawson will let you. But let me warn you" — her voice i-ose — "if you try anything, if you tell anything, I'll— I'll— " "You might kill me, is that what you're frying, to. tell- mn, Mrs. Benthorne?" Ara's, eyes blazed. "I. could make things rather unpleasant for you, but 1 don't worry about it — I' don't intend lo. I want nothing lhat you can give me. And I don't hate you. My li;<te is dead. Nothing matters— now. Mrs. Benthorne's face became crimson as she started. to answer. "Why — you — you — " But her enigmatic smile returned when she glimpseri . Dawson and; Douglas leaving. the study, "Be quiet, now,' she ordered Ara. "Here. comes the detective. I'll see you later." And as Dawson entered . • 'Your breakfast suggestion was quite right,,Captain. A : little coffee lias, done wonders./or me/' • thought sOj Mrs. Benlhorne." ' Dawson answered. "Will you come with me, now, Mrs. Benthorne? I'll have to search the house for a gun—ilio sun—and I- should prefer that you were along." "If- you insist; Caplain." "John, you'd better have some food,, too," Dawson: said. "The , butler will bring you coffee 'and toast and whatever else- you want." ' * * * TOHN ate in silence. Only when Ara rose and started 1 to leave did he.iurn to her. "Ara, the time has come to tell the truth. You and I are going lo be accused, of a murder, if we don't tell Captain Dawson all the facts, I know it won't be easy." "I- don't see where I am. involved. I—" she began. "But you ave,. Ara, and I;.have to know why," Douglas, inler- rupted. "i'ell me-the truth, Ara and'perhaps. I can save you. . . . What were- you doing in. Ben- .home's study-last night?" She turned- on him angrily, "f wasn't, in Benlhorne's study last- night. What makes you ask that?" He drew-.a button—a red; peculiarly-shaped fau'uon, from: his vest, pocket, held it. beside two similar^ buttons on the sleeve ot. her dress. "Haven't you: missed; this?" She snatched, tlie button from, his hand. "Where, did you. find: thai? Does Dawson know?" Then as she'became calmer: "There are thousands of ; buttons just like this one, why bother me with it?" "There are three on your other sleeve." It "was true. "All right; suppose I was in Benthorne's study. -I was there this morning, talking lo Captain Dawson, Ha knows that. When did you find it? , ...-' ' "I found it in a chair—it-'fell out- of a chair—last" night," Douglas answered slov/Jy, "Benthorne was dead--dia you sea hlrn, last night?"' He \va^ pleading for the trulh, although his. own words y>ere sejf- condtmnmg. .-.„ . : "Yes," Ara. answered-slowly, as her eyex met his, "I saw Arnold Benth.oV.ne last night. Bt)t- it was early la the evening—long before he. wasVkilled." •'•<•-(To Be Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Ten Commandments Are Laid As Guards Against Heart Disease BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of (he American Medical Association, and of Iljrgcfa, (he HealIh Magazine Infection-is the chief cause of heart disease among young people. Ainon golder people, breakdown of the tissue, including hardening of the arteries, is prcbably most important, particularly when infections accompany this condition. The heart- beats on an average of 4200 times an hour, which means many millions of. contractions of the heart muscle every Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1- Is it good manners fcr a man to say, "She was introduced to me"? 2., When a relative's name is different from one's own (as a married sisters) should it be mentioned in an introduction? 3. H:w would you introduce a si.sln- whose name is the same as yours? •1. Is it good la.ste to say "I want you lo know mv ( friend, Miss Jones"? 5. Does a woman rise ivlicn stie is introduced Ic- another woman about her own age? What would yjou do if— You are making mi introduction. Would you— | <a> Say, "Mtsu Smith, may I make , you acquainted with Mt. Jaws"? \ "b Say, "Mr. Jones — Miss Smith"? . fo Say. "Miss!Smith this is Mr. Jones"? Answers 1- No. I was introduced lo lier. 2. Yes. 3. This Is my sister. Or, this Is my sister. Alice. I. No-. Uet the 1 friendship be implied. . 5. Not unless ttie introduction is made in her. own horns or cfflce. Best "What Would Vou ; Do" so- lution—tc). I i The letter hop clover, is coilsidr ered the true shamrock of Ireland, but various oth^r clovers and sorrels may be worn as the Irisli emblem. ; . year. Each time the heart beats, three ounces of, blood, arc poured into the large blood vessels. Six quarts of blood leave the heart every licur, which 'means about 36 gallons a (lay. The heart can dcvevlop 2',i horsepower a day, and yet it is only a mass of muscle, nerves and blood vessels, aboul the size of; a fist. Fortunately for most of us, \vc need, pay little attention lo [he heart. If it, works satisfactorily, there is not much , we'- waul to do to control it; but .when, the heart, begins, to be deficient in its activities, we- become short": of breath, lire easily, and find it impossible to carry on Ihe dally activities ol life. , ; The heart needs plenty of rest and relaxation. It needs good nutrition, since the nutrition of the heart depends on maintaining a proper condition.of the blood..The blood provides all organs •' with ncurishmcnt, and we must, watch our diets to make certain we have enough ofi the essential,.food .substances. , x The . heart pumps blood . which carries oxygen to the tissues of the body. A plentiful supply <f oxygen in the form of fresh air will mean less work for the ncart: With all of this, il has become possible, to (le- velop 10 heart • commandments which everyone shculd learn if he wants to prolong his life: 1. Do not subject your heart to sudden, strenuous or prolonged physical exerticn. 2.>Eftt regularly, slowly., and temperately. ' 3. If *yoil are excessively overweight, seek sound counsel as to how best 16 dispense with this form of heart handicap. 4. Try to avoid physical activity ftr at least 30 minutes after eating, particularly after the heaviest meal 1 ofr. the day. 5. Avoid emotional .stress and strain. Worry is'an Important factor. In its relation to heart strain. B. By appropriate measures, keep your body as free as possible from so-called foci of infection. 7. licgular intestinal ellminaliAu • is highly-important. ' . •• 8; Average nut- icssythan. eight hours of; sle<ip in a ro:tn abundantly supplied with fresh air. 9. Perennial health demands a proper balance between work, play and rest. ' \ ~ , 10. A periodic examination may often reveal defects of which you are totally unaware.

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