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PAGE FOUR THE BLWHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 'THE'COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINE8, Advertising Manager Bale National AdvcrtUUig Representatives: TtK Btckwlth Sptclal Agency, Inc.. New York, Chicago, St. Louli, Detroit, Kansas Oily, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles. r^r Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the |X>sl office ftt Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol October », 1617. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATKS By carrier In the city of Blytlievll!e i I5c per week or 56.50 per year In advance. By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 85c for three months; by mail In postal zones two lo six, inclusive, $6.50 per year, In rones seven nnd eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. ?/VH- A Serious Problem It is becoming increasingly cviilcnl, that the present Big Lake love? system is altogether inadequate to the purpose for which it wis designed. For four consecutive year:! there Imvo been either levee breaks and tlootls what is nearly as bail—tliu threat of them. The situation places n severu economic, burden upon the territory involved, and is a serious obstacle to development. \Ve arc not likely to achieve stable and prosperous agriculture on lands where floods occur, or which arc threatened by them. Nor is the loss confined to such hinds. For persons not intimately acquainted with the actual conditions judge an entire region by the reports which they hear of a small part of it. Accounts, year after year, of , floods^ in the. St. Francis basin, even though they touch only a small part of it, are sufficient lo condemn the entire valley in the minds of those living at a distance. We havo had travelers come into this office in recnit days and express surprise that the streets of Hlyllicvillu were dry. They have asked if il was safe to proceed by automobile to Memphis, to Jonesboro, to Cairo. That s;cms laughable, but as a reflection of the opinion many outsiders have of us it is not so funny. There is no use crying over spilt 'milk. But a common sense interest in : ;.the future welfare. o£ our., cpmnnmity, \Umands that facts be faced. The record of'the last four years affords i-pa- son for questioning the soundness of the engineering plan for control of 1% Lake flood waters. If it is fundamentally unsound the sooner thai is recognized and a new start made the belter off \ve will be in the long run. IE it is simply a matter of making the plans fully effective the need for action is no less. A review of the entire situation, such as the army engineers should be willing and competent lo make, would not be out of order. Rig Lake is nol merely u Mississippi counly problem, nor even an Arkansas problem. The troubles that are experienced, there are Ihe direct, result'of drainage projects in Missouri which dump more water into Ihe lake and ils oullels than they arc able lo handle. (ARK.) COURIER-NEWS I: OUT OUR WAY The matter is therefore one deserving the ititcrvcnlion mid assistance of the federal iiulhorities, and no effort should be spnral to oljtitin prompt aclion on their purl. The flood which broke forth yesterday has in it many of the elements of tragedy, but If it helps to drive home to official Washington the necessity for ucUon on proposals for -A federal flood control program in the St. Francis valley, and for freeing the drainage districts of this region from their present burdens through some such proposal us the pending Dick hill, its evils will not be without an important recompense. .FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 19SO SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Closing A Speakeasy Here's a .sidelight on prohibition that probably doesn't, prove anything to speak of, either way, but Unit is rather interesting nevertheless. Cleveland recently had a big garmenl- workcr.i' strike. Sonic 5,000 men and women were called out, and extra details of police were on duty patrolling the strc'ets where the factories were located. 11 happened that there was a certain speakeasy near one of the big factories. And after (wo days of the strike the proprietor of this speakeasy closotl tip. There worn too many police around. Rut don'I rush to conclusions, lie wasn't afraid of being pinched. Yon see, these extra details of police got to dropping in on him and drinking his liquor —the weather wa- very raw—and of course he didn't dare charge them anything for what they drank. So his profits vanished and he closed, to reopen when the strike should be settled. As we say, that probably doesn't mean a thing. But isn't it interesting? niystery stories. His latest one /'The Eye In ?he Museum," it quite . up to hU standard, and I can guar- lante* that you will lurrow your brow considerably before you reach the end of it. In fact, the one objection I .av? to the book Is thai It makes you Ilirrow your brow Just a little to? much. That Is, It Is a bit overcomplicated. Tiierc are just a few too many threads So hold. You are not only puzzled—you arc, once or twice, just a bit confused. However, that's a minor fault. "The Eye In the Museum" Is s\-ell put together and Is certain to keep you guessing; which, after all, Is all you con ask of any mytsery story. Ii. Is published, for $2 a copy, by Little, Brown and Co. ALONG MAIN STREET __ By E. L. H. After one of her exploits several months ago, Ruth Elder issued a request to the public to forget lhat there ever was such a person. This columnist rises to report favorable action on the request. Now that the loud speakers have been Improved and the static lias been largely eliminated the terest quarrels are going to bit- Then tljere Is ttic psychologist who says (lint only fools rive sure of nnythlngl A new musical play Is advertised ns htivlnc n chorus of 50. Rather younger • limn (lie average. "I've just been fired, Mac, on account of business being slow and on account of dropping that tray this morning." THt BOOK SURVEY By BRUCE CATTON NEA Sen-ice .Writer When an American novelist undertakes to write a story about people who live on farms or in a farming community lie generally I published by E. P. Button. Mr. Jessup's book makes It plain thad llicrc arc angles to this great win- Icr sport that we never dreamed ol. in our innocence, we simply got 01 when the summer season arrives and the neighbor's jazz drowns 10141 Old Man Henderson's Hello, Doggone ravings on your own machine. * • • It Is reported that a school teacher in Arkansas lost his Job when the legislature enacted a law requiring that' all teachers should be able to read and write. The teacher went out and got him a job cutting railroad cross lies for a. living. He worked at the job only a few days and one night he came home and told his wife to pack up and get ready to move. "I got me a job," he told her, "teaching school up In Missouri that pays a durn sight more than I ever got In Arkansaw." * * * And now comes a report from Washington that the government has served notice on the manufac- Child Death Rate Still Too High Despite Recent Gains By Dtt. MORRIS HSHBEIN Er'Jjjr Jorrnal of the Amtrilan Medical Asscciaton and of l!y- gcU, the lirallh Macazine In Great Britain more school children die of tuberculosis than of any ether cause. Second to tuberculosis is violence, most frequently the result of street accidents. Sixteen and four-tenths per cent of the total dcatlis among school children In 1028 were due to tuberculosis, so that this disease remains the chief menace to life among children of school age. The Incidence cf tuberculosis has declined greatly since 1907, largely due to increased knowledge of proper diet, hygiene, ventilation and similar factors. Deaths from accident are likely !o increace In number, due to the increase in the amount of traffic and the dangers to the child from machines which represent (he chief /actor In modern cjvillrailom Among Drlish school children, violence was responsible for 12.1 per cent of deaths. Although we have good it now 1- edgc of the cause, Ihe method of prevention and proper trcalmnet of diphtheria, this disease caused 11.8 per cent of deaths among school children. As long ns there are people who arc so ignorant as to fail to avail themselves of what modern science has accomplished, such deaths will continue to occur. The next group of disorders are what are known as the respiratory disorders, bronchitis, pneumonia. and other infections of the nose, lhat her grcat-grand-Uaddy throat and lungs. Thene are not ~" ' malic fever. Here are diseases &s» scciiKed with bacterial orBanit&s. Unfortunately the only methods of control known to medical science include the general care of the child, healthy surroundings, and,a well-balanced diet. Diseases of the heart seem to be associated with infection el&; where in the body, particularly' In the nose and tluoai. The early dei lecticn of such caics, and particui. larly the early detection of heart disease and treatment by absolute rest constitute the most scientific medicine has to offer at the present moment, In the control of such conditions. .. , The greatest, advances lhat Imve been made by modern medical rcli cnce arc prevention of Infant mcr- lalily and acute infections In childhood. Nevertheless, these still lake a considerable toll of humanity. • • The reasons arc two: first, the necessity for mere knowledge than scientific medicine now has; second, lack of education of the public in the application of such knowledge as is available at suitable times and in the vast majorty of cases. DICKENS' RELATIVE IS NOW TAXI-DRlVEi: By NEA Service LONDON, Jan. n.-VOfpcy Rain;, ereal-grancldaushtcr- of Ohaclca Dickens, writer of English classics, is a* taxi-dru'cf—and the only girl laxl-driver in London. . ; And as such she has built up an exclusive trade—aided by the fact 'as lurers of shellac and varnish tint infrequently associated with the great crowding that occurs under mcdcrn conditions of living, and particularly with the kind of con- ditioas that are found In slum districts. In the next group of serious disorders arc meningitis, dlieascs of the nervous system, heart disease, measles, whocping cough and rheu- A tcaclicr says it is not cn>y,to learn to play lire saxophone which confirms our fears. Many visltcrs lc> Washington havo been Impressed by the United states Senate. Yes, the Architecture' 1 Is unusual. our skis and set, forth tarn a larger per cent of fuel oil uian life close lo the sail. So nlloi times over. For we, self-taught and A number of tempera tic ties of the country ar hies, our attempts at jumping al- celebrating the ' Tenth anniversary of prohibition in this county. It re- a remarkably, keen menat n leg-wearying -plod that ability In us old timers lo observe look half the fun out of tl any improvement in conditions during the past ten years. • » • Now and then a man has rea- Evcry man has a price, says n magazine writer. And if ho isn't bought, frequently he Is sold. A woman lecturer In New York talked for two hours without referring to her holes, says a news dispatch. The newsy part of that is that she did It In public. A lighthouse is offered for sale In an ad in a Biillsh newspaper. Somebody ought to pick it up, leach it to box ami match the Ihing with I'rlino Camera. An estimated i.CCO.OOO Icmisis crossed the border from the United States into Canada (luring 1921). nnd each spent about $15 while on the Canadian side, accoiding lo statistics. Probably tock In a lot of movies. HOME. sicv< . PAWS SE.TTW >-V!lTH FEtT 1M 1W MlLUOMS KlEAR OMSM, MAVJS SewiKl GERMS -trt'T AMD CORNl AMD. Ti-ie. WAY— V.ME. MAO VOUF? FAVORITE. • MEAL -AMD FOR MEAL By Williama A\M-T \ ils characters arc either sensitive "oik who are condemned, by a cruel fate, to waste their soul-killing drudgery land, or -brutish clods who tiun't even know lhat their lives am.sod- den and wretched. When Nard Jones sat down to wrlle "Oregon Delour," however, he was able to uscape from this attitude. He had the good sense to see tiiat there are compensations to an existence that takes ilsToot. 1 ; ill the open fields, lhat concerns Itself with growing wheat and ri|>cnmg fruit and waving corn. He 15 not, condescending toward the i>eop!e he writes about. He docs not think that their tragedies are altogether due to the fact Unit they donotlivj in great cities. • 111 brief, he writes of tlii-m with understanding um\ sympathy—and. be it added, with n gooil deal cf genuine ability. The rosull is'that "Oregon Delour" Is n good book. It recounts the tangled lile stories of lalf n dozen iwoplc In n small town the Oregon whrai. belt, and it imkes it plain that llirsc people ire where they arc because 'they vnnt tu be there. They are nour- shed by Ihelr contact with the mill. Their lives are hard and, in some ways, limited: but they are launtlcss and uncomplaining. All In all, "Oregon Dcloi:r" is worth your while. It is issued by .: «» to be ashamed of where he is. I but my observation teaches methat- [there is something radically wrong with a fellow v:hen he is ashamed of where lie came from.. This columnist came from Choctaw counly, Miss. Now laugh, darn you! . * • » A scienlinc sharp says Ihnt man'? anceslors were jumping lemurs. 1 wondra- if a lemur coulrt Jump as far as some of Ihese scientists who jump from one theory to another. Wilbur Glenn 'Voliva avows lhat the earth is.flat. And sjlnce aU.th LOTTA fiAAT" OUT \-tTYr;i7 -\' Brewer anrt Warren. Inc., will cost yon $2.50. nnd it If You Like to Ski. I.ct This Book Tulnr Vnu When I wns a youngster in northern Michigan skiing was mie of our great winter sports. We ;ill enjoyed it Immensely, nnd Ihe snow- covered Michigan hills wore made lo order for us; but now I discove to my chagrin that we wore all n very unscientific, not to sny ama- Icurtsh. bunch of skiers. I nm brought to this discovery by Eton Jesstip's "Skis and Skiing. 1 Buy this book, if you've wanted to ski. For skiing is one of :he finest forms of recreation there 1s; and 1 can testify that you'll get, a lot more out of it if you let Mr. Jessnp act as your tutor. A self- taught skier is something like n self-taught goifer. There's a Kick in These Tales nf War Flyers "Down in Flames," by Ben T iay Redman, Is a collect'on of short stories and sketches dealing with pilots in the Royai Air Fuice during the World Wnr. Some of them are slightly obvious, one or two are a bit forced; but most of them are very, very good. Mr. Redman writes with considerable skill. Tn the best of his ircseni. on the scene, with his stories you find yourself actually characters. You stand, gaping, on the flying field while the pomixms and much maligned colonel proves to his critical cadet flyers both thai l:e is a grndc-A pilot and that ths Sopwitli Dolphin is a trustworthy, dependable airplane. Yon ride with (lie nervous youngster wlio is overcome by fear on his first night over Ihe front. You shiver with the pilot who returns from a harrow- blankclcd by a ground mist that ing patrol to nnd his home field will not let him come down. In brief, (he stories hold your attention thoroughly—with two or three exceptions. Tlie book is published by Brewer mid Warren. Inc. It costs $2. aU.thc in.-'iahi heartily 'in accord with his theory. . Christmas bills have cotiie Dickens. At the age of 13 sh'a tried the slage and hung on until she was 23—her present age. Bui a slack season forced her to look for other work and she fuiully got a small cab, advertised for passengers, and has been busy ever since. - HOW TO BE HAPPY, THOUGH MARRIKf) ' By NEA Service COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 17. -"Thi3 secret of getting along with a husband is lo let him have his own way," is the advice of Mrs. Miry Anna Bluckmar, who has been mur-' ried to O. A. Blackmar 70 years. This couple, said to be married longer than any other in the country, just recently celebrated their 78th anniversary. Blackmar Is •!)•) and his wife 98. In answer to his wife's advice-, Blackmar says: "That's right. This generation lives too fast. No mail will ever break away from a.wo- man, gentle of nature, who desire? to please, is watchful in sickness and moderate in her delights, if .(( some..of the ( young folks'In'de't lhat,''the 'divorce '•cb'nfts' would' go out of business." Lots of Complic.itiims in This Mystery Yarn J. J. Connington has established himself as a ccmpctent writer of MAGNOLIA MOTOR OIL (Paraffine Base) At Magnolia Stations and Dealers ST-14 A tip . . . from Andrew Carnegie ASKED to explain his phenomenal success, Andrew Carnegie blandly attributed it to his ability to get men to work for him who knew more than he did. And that's a formula for success. Nobody who is really successful does all the work himself. He employs other people's minds and efforts. Do you do the same in the intricate business of running your home and taking care of'your family? You can, quite easily. lYou can employ specialists in diet; you can serve the master dishes of famous chefs; you can have the advice of style authorities in selecting your clothes, of whole electrical laboratories in buying household appliances, by reading the advertisements. All the newest knowledge—knowledge millions of dollars and years of effort have won—is contained in the advertisement. H you will use the advertisements in this newspaper as Andrew Carnegie used men who knew more than he did, every dollar you spend will be spent wisely, economically, and will return full measure of satisfaction. That's the way to be a success in the greatest business in the world—making a home. It pays lo read the advertisements.