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February 17, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. KAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Editor SAMUEL P. NOHR1S, Advertising Manager ' Sole Nallonal Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Dc- Irolt, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Me»>i>l>ls. Published Every Afternoon Except.Sunday • Entered as'second class matter at the post- office at Blythcvllle, Arknnsns, under net- o[ Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Hlyltievlltc, 15c per week,'or G5c per nionlli. By mall, vrilliln a radius ol 50 miles, $3.00 }»r year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones Uvo to six inclusive, J6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10,00 per year, payable In advance. Football Splits Oitr Defense, Abolition ot the aiuniil Arm)- and Navy football game was recommended by Itciircscn- lalivc Paul W. Shiifor (lie)]., Midi.) because, lie charged, llic rivalry among cartels and middies carries on after graduation to llic detriment of the services.—Nc\vs ilcm. ENSIGN: There's a request hero, sir, from General EngclUvect. He wants a couple of destroyers to buck up liis troops. ADMJKAL: KngelUvoel? Where did I hear—Oil, yes, I remember. Tel) him no. ENSIGN: But, sir— ADMIRAL (exploding) : You heard me. The answer is no. Nary a rowboat for Engcltwecl. Not after what he did to me in the Army-Navy name of '38. ENSIGN: What happened, if I may ask, sir? ADMIRAL: Well, it was last flown, 10 yards lo so for a touchdown, two minutes left lo play, and we needed that .score to win. 1 grabbed the ball, cut around cud and was three yards from the stripe when Engcltweet came from the side, butted me in the middle and—we lost. I missed a chance to be a hero, ami it took me 20 years to get my admiral's commission, all because of Engellwcct. I semi no destroyers to back up his anemic land troops. ENSIGN: 1 (jnitc nnder.staml, sir. 1 don't blame you. I'll wire him that the fleet's sick in bed. Protecting Pedestrians Pedestrians have been the objects of some pretty consistent campaigns a)) over the country recently. And it's probably true that pedestrians haven't become entirely accustomed to the automobile yet—oven after .10 years. Nevertheless, this condition is mutual. Automobile drivers haven't got used to pedestrians either. Take the case of the San Diego man who was givoi a ticket for jay-walking and warned by the officer Unit the only - safe place to walk is in pcdes lanes. A few mi mites later he struck and injured while walking pedestrian lane. Responsibility for safety seems to be pretty evenly divided. Pedestrians most certainly need to be careful; but motorists, who have the advantage of weight and power, mast take even greater .safeguards. was in a Canada, in li s htin e for democracy i,i,ruii<l must safeguard (be democratic rights of rcav 0 n- able freedom of press, .speech, assembly and -is- sociation during wirlimc.-M. J. Coldweli C an- aoian member of Parliament from Saskatchewan OUT OUR WAY PobUcatioc ID Uu* column at editorial* from oth« newspapers Aatt not necessarily mem endorsement but it an icknowledgr««t at interest In the lubjecte discussed. Die Poll Tax iti Arkansas and In Other States Ucspltc the 2 to I vole by which the people of Arkansas only lii months ago rejected a proposal to abolish (lie poll lax as a voting requirement, it appears Hint n renewed attack on (ho poll tax basis for voting lists Is In preparation, rts in ions, the agitation originate with forces outside the slate, and oncn aijuin Arkansas Is lumped with seven other Southern stales as nil ofrcmler against, "civil llbc'riies." It may be admitted that the poll tax laws of some Southern states contain onerous provisions. In Alabama, where the rate Is .51.00 per year, unpaid poll taxes are cumulative and must be matte up in lull before (lie right, to vole Is rcMoretl. Virginia's tax of $1.50 per nnmim Is cumulative for three years, and Mississippi's $2 inx Is cumulative for two years. While (hey have no cumulative i'enlurc In their laws, Tennessee and Texns charge respectively $2 .-mil $1.75 per year for poll (ax receipts. The Arkansas tnx is only SI. and the voter who omits Us payment for a time can resume it whenever he chooses ul the SI rule. Moreover. Die Arkansas poll tan, wholly aside from it,-, employment, as a basis for the voting list, is n lax for school purposes levied on "each inhabitant, of Ihe state over the njjn of 21 years." Suppose Hie poll tax should be abolished as a voting requirement. Wlial would Arkimsns do then for the Jisls of f|iwlilied i-olcrs lliat must be prepared for use lit elections. HIM! must be frequently scrutinized mid revised if any adequate standards of voter eligibility nrc (o bn maintained? Th c poll |«x brings („ revenue. The operation of a rcfjislmtion system would be nil outgo unless n registration fee were charged, and n rcglslrntloii fee would be open to Ihc same attack us the noil tnx by (hose who insist Hint nobody .should lie made lo "pav to vole." Heavy expense is involved in 0 |icrating nn accurate resislratlon system. Arkansas would have lo mil i ([ , tnnchmery not only lo list the names of ;«iO,COo nr more voters, but to keep trace, from election to election, of deaths, of changes in residence, of newcomers to Ihc state and of Afkiiji.sfLs young men and women attaining voting «ge. Where would Arkansas gel Ihe money, nml if (lie money could be obtained would Arkansas be willing lo spend enough to iio Ilie regislrnltoii job properly? Unless tlie job were done properly, registration would be exposed to abuses which might be worse Hum those which may have occurred under the poll tax system. It must always be remembered that some of the- ccnmtiy s Wov5 t. election scandals have come in cities ana slates which have registration systems. -Arkansas Gazette. SO THEY SAY livery day is ling day in America. Belli" p». (noli.: is no slif; and om- of the few ways we Americans have of demon.stnUing ollr ] ovc ; or Ihc; country Hint ha;; protected us Is by giving proper reverence lo Ihc llag.-Eddle Cantor. * t * Our economic power, wielded the ag- Bi'ossors. is the only passible road lo ;. lusting sccm-ili-.-i-raiicIs II. Russell, represent in B American Union for Concerted reace Efforts. * * * If Finland goes by Ihe board. ,-iH Americans will do about, it is wring their hamls.-alrs, Vcra Michclus Dean, research director Attocintion. Foreign Policy Everyone is convinced ihnt. Balkan solidarity on the side of pence Is Mrong enough lo prevent the extension of Ihr war to (He Balkans. —Slmkru BaracoBhi, Turkish foreign minister. * t » There me no longer n-crets O f frontiers between us. we have i,ol only i i( ken our posilion side by side in Ihc slilf climb to victory, but we hove roped ourselves (OKctlicr.—Raouf d'Au- try. Fraii-h ininislpr of nriiucmcnt.s, lirltish-Freneh alliance. lalking of SIDE GLANCES by GafbraHh I fJY KEA SJRVICC, jS .. M. KEG. M. S. PAT. OFF. i* 17 I WHildn't niiu-ry hi,,, | 0) . ., m j] lioll H , ama(oui . mho I, c ,ul nml sils uj, ,,H ,,i s |,i lo hcnr somebody IcH him us rnjnini; in Tusejiloosa." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson WORLD'S OLDEST KMOVA/fV FOOTPRINT, FOUND IN THE DEVONIAN! SAND5TONE5 AND EESTIAAATED TO BE ABOUT 350 AAILL1ON4 YEARS OLD TEF5MITES IN THE U.S. .ALONIE DO A .^ DAMAGE OF 4f 5O.OOO, OOO WOOD NEXT THE 4-17 ANSWER- The wood nc.xl to the bark. N'K.XT: Harder to hide lliun an elephant. Down Memory La tie 10 Yi-ars ASH Mr. and Mrs. A. B. FairlicUl have us ti » jus their W itcsts Mr. anil Mrs. Fred Schatx of Helena who formerly j lived hrrc . . . Mr. unit .Mrs. Dave i Uinkflspicl forincriy ot i,ero nml now of Memphis, aie in tin I for several clays A. L.WSOU is in Memphis for i few (lavs Inrt., is attending to business here for a few days. I-"ivc Vein's Ago l-iUtr Rock—H. Highnil of Bly- Ihoville. \v:ts named chaimuin of the newly formed Arkansas raring commission at an organization meeting today. One Yccr Agn Koine - An authoritative -source said today that Mussolini narrowly crcaped assassination on WcdiicJi- city | clay when a innn described as men- Miss. Willie tally unbalanced shot one of the ' s. In Memphis for n Dticn's private detective; . C. II. \Viiidi. formerly of here an;l now nf n. Wayne, Head Cuuicr News want ads. AS 1 .SECURED THE JOB OF CLEAM1N& UP THESE UOTS, IT': WO MORE THM\J RJ6HT THAT 1 GET TEN PER CENT OF WHAT \VE THREP MA.KE, SO I'VE FIXED UP A LITTLE AGREEMEMT— QK. THEM WE IAKETEM PER. CEMT PER. BE1KJ' STRONGER. AM' BETTER. LABORERS WAJT WOW, WAIT- LET'S SET THIS STRAIGHT--LJS^ TWO'LL TX3 THREE TIMES AS MUCH- WORK ,\S Hl\\ - IT'S NO MORi; THAW RI6HT __ By J. K. Willia.ns OUR BOAllDlJXG ]IOUSE~ .vhlv' Major Hoople SATURDAY, PEBHUARiT 17, SERIAL STORY THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER CHAPTER XXII J)AN DONOVAN'S decision no to see Mario La Porto again came after ho talked with liib mother Saturday morning. Although he laughed at her, and leased her and saw through al of her silly ways, lie adored her If he had been asked, he inigh liavo said he cared for her oven more than he did for his father perhaps because she was such ; transparent, lovable fraud. She needed protection. Until yesterday, lie had never caused her any unhappincss. He formulated his plans for the flay as he shaved. He would breakfast with his mother; his father had probably gone to the office. He would BO to the florisl and order the best corsage money could buy for Lynda, but iirst he must find out what she was going to wear. Jiang it all, lie knew what she was wearing, hadn't he seen the very dress on Marie. At thought of Marie, the old ache came back. What had the gut done lo him? He couldn't get her out of his mind night or day. He was glad for the interruption of a knock. "Madame Donovan would be happy if yon rnme to her silling room for breakfast." H was .Susctte, speaking in precise English. "O. K., be right down" sung out Dan. Thinking of Marie, even for a few moments, ns he iirst saw her, made him feel brighter. QN the way to his mother's apartment he wondered how she was. She probably had a hangover and u good one, to put it in plain English, after that swig ot straight whisky she took last night. Well, you had fo hand it lo the old girl, at least she swallowed it. Ho would take his cue from her, it she spoke about it, he would ask her how she felt, otherwise not a word. Even he and his father had avoided mentioning it last evening. "Gee;, it's good to have you back, Katie," Dan breezed in and kissed his mother. She was silting np on a blue (Still chaise longuc, set in the bay window of her sitting room. Thc pink lalYctu window curlains -.vcrc halt drawn lo shut out the Bray, stormy day. A fire burned cheerfully in the litllc gilt grale. Mrs. Donovan drew lier .soft BY HELEN WORDEN — —__ pink wool bed-jacket more closely about her shoulders. "Tell me frankly, Dan," she asked, "was I drunk last night?" "Why, do you feel as if you had been?" She put. her hand to her head. Yes, I've got the worst hangover in the world." ( She reached out lor his hand. You know I would never admit "'is to your fattier for anything, hut you understand." Ho squeezed her hand. "I'll mix something to chase that morn- mg-aflcr-feellng away," lie said. 'Wo, don't go." Her voice grew even more affectionate. "Danny, dear. Did I dream it, or did I really see that awful picture of you in the paper with that wretched story about your love—" she stumbled over the word—"for some model?" "It was true, Mother." Dan answered quietly. ^ Mrs. Donovan looked at him. Now, I know what made me drink that glass of whisky. I didn't know what I was doing. flic whole thing was such a shock." "Oh, Mother, please don't." Dan knelt beside her. "You break my heart when you talk like that." She held up her hand. "There, we- won't say anything more aboul u. I won't ask you any questions. We 11 put the whole horrible incident behind us." She sat up and palled hoi- pillows. "Now what kind of flowers are you going to get Lynda for tonight?" He rose and drew a cliair up near the chaise longuc. "I haven't decided. She's weaving a black salin with lols of frills, I think. Big puffy sleeves : bouliantc skirl. I'll let the florist work on that combination." Mrs. Donovan looked at him luriously, as Ling came in with t breakfast table and placed it' between them. "I've never hoard you describe a dress so accurately before. How did you happen to know exactly what Lynda was wearing?" "Oh, I saw it at Vaniel's. She iad a preview staged for me," Kalio Donovan said nothing. QAN walked into a flower shop shortly before noon. "I wont some flowers for a girl vho's going lo wear a black satin Iress," he told the clerk. "Formal, I fake it?" "I suppose so." "May I ask if it's a large parly. Ve might be; supplying other la- lies with flowers arid we wouldn't vaut to duplicate." Dan told him he thought it vould be rather big. "Mrs. William Martin is 'ng it," lie added, strolling a the store. lie liked flower si A nosegay of liny red rose 1 with a heart of forgel-mc-k m Ihe center, attracted him. Thc clerk hurried forv, What about llieso yellow orcf sir. Expensive, but—" "Fine," said Dan, absenl-niE cdly reaching in his pocket. " much'/" "Tliirly dollars, sir. They're! only three in New York. An whom shall I send them?" "Of course tho name (Joes I Miss Lynda Martin." i. The clerk bowed obseqiiioi*' 'That's going to be quite u ixt I understand. The owner ot tl shop is supervising the dec* tions." , J Dan was back looking at I nosegay of red rosebuds, made him think of Marie left them, reluctantly, in the dow. What, a weak-kneed sap been, he told himself, as he wa out of the flower shop. No i intention of seeing Marie . Porte again than he had ot fl 7 lo China and yet, here he S thinking of buying presents? her. He might send them to' anonymously, that's what he'd down through ihe years and s' never know where they o from. Crossing 57lh street," i turned north on Madison avej Another ache in his heart, I last time he'd been on tills bj was with Marie. A gusl of v; and snow blinded his eyes. iJ bent, he bumped squarely inli girl just in front of him. | « * * CHE turned fo protest. It \ ^ Marie. "Oh, Dan," she ci "I've been looking for you, wauling lo find you so." He put his arms around i "My darling." 'i People passing, smiled and 1! ricd on. V "I came on (his block becsf we'd been here. She drew avj "But this will be the last 1? we'll meet. I can't sec you as Papa would kill me it he k I was with you now." He tucked her arm through and turned her about. "I argue," he said. "We can si that later, bul I want you to c back with me lo a flower s. There's a lilllc bunch of red r in the window (hat looks just you." She ran lo keep up with Tm serious. I'll have to back." .. ... He pressed her arm. "I re) to worry. 'Where do you wan lunch?" .... ., (To lie Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. U. 3. PAT. OFF Hearing Aids Will Improve When People Forget Vanity EGAD, TIFFANY, A TIDY 1-tAUL/- OOUT HANG AW, BUTTON YOUR VOUR6ELF, JAKE/ LIP.' FLAW WITH SINCE YOU MA.VE TOE CURRENCY , t MAY BORROW A FIVER TO SAVE eo;NG TO THE BANK/ .BUV GIVING THAT BACK ^' CAN'T USE GLASS KNOBS/ pwe PA\R OP NEVER-M1SS CHCE AN' HE KETCWED EVERY OME.' COOL ASA FINN SKI SOLDIER: BETTER LUCK. TIME, JAKE / s . I!Y UK. JlOItlUS I'TSHBIil.N' . a .._ „_ Kililnr, Journal of tlic American production will tendlo decrease"the Me die ul Association, and (if llygcia. the Health Alagazinc Sometime ago, in these columns. I referred to mechanical aids for deafness. A letter from a render in Oanacla pointed out. thai heariiu; devices are exiiensivc and thai many of the poor cannot, buy such devices because of (heir cost. The writer said that «lie herself hnc! borrowed such a device with .1 view to purchasing H. but that the price was more than $100 and Hint she was not able lo bear well even «-itli the device. She also said tlvit "'hen Hip upkeep, repairs and original price of such devices arc considered. Ilie poor would rather do without than benefit, by the increase;! hcavine. Tiic Council oil Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association hus investigated hearing auk and lias found Hut tlic price now churned by manufacturer:;, considering the volume of production and the necessary expense .11 cxpe-riinrntntioii. makes it necessary to jo!l them al llic present cost. Unquestionably, ns more .ind nion: iH'ople come to rcco^nixc tb.e iisefiilness of hearing devices, mass price, Some of the increased cost, of hearing devices is due to tlie natural vanity of human bcir,;;. Most people who arc hard of hearing refuse to use a hearing aid because it is conspicuous. If Uic time ever comes, when the wearing of hearing aids will be as common as Ihc wearing of eyeglasses, it, will bo possible to reduce costs. ? i * The desire to have n hearing do- vice thai is inconspicuous uwte.s it neccssai-y to reduce Ihc size C l the earphones and to concentrate all of Die materials into as tiny a space as possible. The fact that, tho earphone is small makes the un-.t less efficient, than larger c'cviccs such as can be used on the phos.o. Further research on h ir.g devices -,vi!l make it pos to produce inconspicuous, y looking devices its cheap as more conspicuous ones. The person who needs n hen device will be better off to d gard pride and vanity and to advantage of what scientific ac tics and modern medicine hav, offer. The increased elllclcncjf: work around the home and in' : cial contacts will be more thar acleriunle return for Ihc ncccs financial outlay. Pocket Radio Developed For Police on B.' DETROIT l UP)— The who walks his beat, in subi.V , Lincoln Park soon will be ra equipped. A poimd-niKl-a-half port a ^ radio set, has been developed; Patrolman Thomas OrosU of ' Lincoln Park department, and fellow officers who walk beau carry the sets in their unif pockets to receive orders t, headquarters. i> HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde £ Lewis Announcements The Courier News hns been formally auihorlzccl to announce the following candidacies for olilce subject to the nctton of the Democratic primary In August. Mississippi Coimly Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collector KALE JACKSON | ruiinly Treasurer j II, L. (BILLY) GAINES j • For Second Term) •T\CK FINLKY ROBINSON i C'ounly ami I'roliatc Clerk | T. W. POTTER I (For Second Term> ' ' Tlic Courier News has been nu • thorized to announce (he follow- j Ing candidacies for election at th< ' Municipal Election, to be tide April .2, Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk PRANK WH1TWORTH CHARLES SHORT JOHN POSTER City Aflorncy HOY N t'KRCY A. ''»M.v report Ciiril, iVoin— I ff,l ii way Iioinc, bul you can ju s | sign j[ muddy rm tmywlicre." Hit 1 lil ft!

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