The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 20, 1940
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PAGE FOUB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W, HA1NES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas city. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at Che posl- offlce at Blj'theville, Arkansas, under act of .Congress, October 9, J917. Served by the United Press 6UBSCRIPITON RATES By carrier In the City of Blyllievlllc, 15c per wc«k, or B5c per month. By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for sis months, loc for tlircc months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive', $850 per 5 r ear; In zones seven nnd eight, 510.00 per year, payable in advance. American Nomads Can't Be, Ignored Ever since the first colonists hud n chance to get their bearings, there lias been migration over the American continent. The United States was built and welded together by restless pioneers who hated to BOB grass growing under their I'ect. They kept moving until (hey reached the Pacific ocean and couldn't go any farther; so they seethed around a while and linal- ly settled down. Even after the general tide of westward migration subsided, there were always substantial numbers of people who pulled up roots because opportunities at the old places had run out, and they set off to find greener pastures. There were jobs to go around almost everywhere and there was plenty of arable land, so no one cared when migrants came into a section lo seltle. For a teeming nation like the United States, a certain amount of population shifting was even desirable to kiiancu normal industrial fluctuation!; and declines in certain areas. Before the depression and the drouth, there were no Joads of (lie "Grapes of Wrath" variety. No one thought about migration. It wasn't a problem then. When depression hit, it spread al! over the country. Drouth in the west and middle west further jeopardised ; «Hlhe livelihoods of people in those sections. Americans hud always,been used to moving away ivheii there 'was notli- .ing left to do in the old place, and so (hey moved—millions of Ihem. What they didn't count on was that everyone else was moving, too, and that conditions in other parts of the land weren't any better than they were at home. People were no longer hos- . pitable to migrants. Every newcomer was another competitor for the few jobs available. Certain slates, more heavily invaded by the depression pioneers than others, found it necessary to pass laws, restricting the privileges of the newcomers. Soon, the nomads found themselves worse off than they had been in their own homes. Not only had (hey lost their rights in the slates they left, but they were unable to acuuire new rights until they had lived in new states for long periods of time—in sonic cases, for five years. There was no work for them, and they were unable to get relief. Forced to keep moving, they became social outcasts—citizens without eiti/enship. Their chil- were deprived of educations, brought up with nil unwholesome outlook on life in general. According lo Philip E. Ryan, who has. just completed a study for Uio Russell Sage I'Vnimlalioii of New York, seeUiing population movements arc likely to continue long after employment conditions improve. Natural conditions in several sections of the country make it impossible for all the people there to make a living. Better welfare conditions for migrants, removal of some state barriers may eventually become necessary. Under any circumstances, some attention will have to be given this problem soon. 11 will not lake care of itself. The matter requires some thoughtful planning. Extending Democracy In a vague way, citizens have always been interested in the way their city was being mapped out for (he future. But (he data has usually been so impossibly technical that only a graduate engineer could make .sense out of il, in a number of cities, the right of the residents to lake an active hand in laying out future developments has, at last, been recogni/ed, and ell'orts are being made to acquaint people with the facts, in Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and tUmitelair, N. J., citizens' advisory committees have been set up to disseminate first-hand information on city planning. In many New England cities, "primers" ( ,n panning h avc been issued. The people.who own homes or plan to build can't help being curious lo ithoH- what their investment is going to took like in 20 years, in light of civic improvements. The growing movement lo keep Ihem informed will result in a more enlightened citi/.enry. riren Fishing in the Shadows If anyone along the Atlantic seaboard notices sinister shadows moving out in [he .sea these days, don't shoot —that will probably I )G the President. And if you should see power launches sneaking up io the President's boat and .slinking figures in capes and broad- brimmed huts stealing stealthily over the sides, they will be reprpson In lives of foreign governments, coming lo confer with the President on (he Kuro- peau war. It all sounds a little silly—hut then, so did all the secrecy attached to an innocent fishing trip. Maybe (he .President wasn't so worried about German .submarines as ho was about, having rival fishermen find a good trawling spot ho discovered for himself. THEY SAY Avoiding every act which violates the law 01 neutrality, our hearts, our hopes, our prayers arc with the democracies.— Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president. American Jewish Congress. * * * As 11 man, I think |] )c ,, se of ,,.,,,.„, ., |1( , Q , Intolerance, ant! of evil stories, i s plain' wrong. As a mun in aclive polilics, I hiivc an added dislike of that kind of tnctlcs.— Poslmaslcr- Gnicinl JiimL'ji A. Parley. * * * Pracc cannot be dictated to Fuiland.-nn- nlsh Foreign Minister V. A. Tanner. SIDE OUNCES by Gaftrthh TUBSJ3AV, FEBRUARY 20, i THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER , I,rdn "Whiif has the difVercna: in wluit yon mnko lm y ()llr j o |, and whal 1 make on my job ^'ol to do willi who washes Ihc dishes all Die time?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD B * William Ferguson T. M, RtC. U, 3. fAT, OFF. AT PORT MARION, IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, THERE , STANDS A HOT SHOT " OVENJ WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO FURNISH x\ OR CA/VA/O/V8ALLS TO BE FIRED PROM THE B/XTTERV. IT COSTS ABOUT •4OO DOLLARS A VEAPt TO REED AN 1-20 'HAT DO WE CALL A AAETBOPJ. .. AFTER IT STRIKES £ THE EARTH - *>•>-* ANSWER: A meteorite. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Apo A voluntary extra school lax of on mills was endorsed as the best ivailable solution to lh c financial >robk-ins facing BlylheviHe special •icliool_ district No. 5 at a meeting last night of about 30 business nii-ii aiui properly holders, representative of most Q ( Ulc ,„ , of the district. i" }<-'.-. Five Years Ago OUT OUR WAY • signed up for the commercial production of soybeans at a meeting of fanners of this vicinity ;it the courtlioufe yesterday. This pro- Bra in is being fostered by the ag- , nciiliiu-c cominitlec of Hie Chamber (of Commerce lo assure a sufficient ' quantity of beans ( o justify tlic Blylhoville Cotton Oil mill in making arrangements io crush sovbcnns next fan. One Yrar ABO Little Rock — state police wore seeking two men who kidnaped and robbr-d B. j. \vi||i ams niu( Miss Alberta Bain, near Texarksna of Iheir cur and set them out on the highway near here shortly before daybreak alter a wild ride of 145 miles. WHY,yoUHAVEW'T CHAM6ED MUCH--OR IS-THAT A By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE TUSTEIIDAYt luni!lir« ,,]|h .llr». _. »"KK<'»(« Dnii'x uinrrliigc t n* flic limt nay (o unllf (In. „„„„ van uud MiirMn JurluTiet, Lymi M Jnterruiiln ihe <:<>uvrr*:illn n , Slie five*, >vllh ilnrle. " "" ac " CHAPTER XXIV ', you and I are going to have nothing but fun for the next two hours," said Dan to Marie, as he reached for the menu. "13ut before I even so much order the clams, I'd like to hear your views on the situation." He twirled the menu card and waved the waiter aside. "Remember though, every minute is precious. You've put your ov;n time limil on this. Marie smiled, but her eyes were serious. "I know, that's why I don't see whal made you bring me here. You'll spend all your time talking to friends.' Dan drew crazy patterns on the table cloth with a fork. "I suppose it does seem cockeyed coming lo Ihis nosey place, hut ii's home lo me. I ihink I'd turn up here if I'd commiltcd murder and Die district attorney were silling at the next table. I guess it's a habit." He included Uie entire room with a single gesture. "Now, take Ihese people here today. Ex-husbands and ex-wives arc silling lable lo (able. Svveelhearts nnd wives in the same parly. Old husbands and new ones at the bar." He glanced around. "The Colony is sort of like a public place lor confessing your sins and your Pleasures." He looked directly nt Marie as he ullei-cd the word, "pleasures." "You are my pleasure, you know," he said. "But you're more than thai, you're every breath I draw," Marie was about io speak but the waiter inlerruplcd. Ban looked al her, moulh Quirked up at the corners. "I intend to slart this (Mug off the right way." His eyes Iwinkled I m going to do the ordering " lie laughed. "I hope you .like it. lou can lell me later." * t 4.- WHILE lie discussed (lie menu with Ihe wailer she sat back in an introspective mood, hardly aware of the people round her save, perhaps, the three women in tiie front of Ihe room. Without COPY/JIGHT. i NEA SERVICE. IN —'•• any Knew mat, wnctner the' were looking at her this women °r not, they were thinking of her Lven a week at Varnet's had taught hoi- something about women of (his class. But she felt strangely free of 'ncir criticism because she was neither asking nor taking away anything from them. In anothei hour and so many minutes she would be removed from their lives i 0 ,Tl r ' , That m °i'"Ing, after she jeit the barge, she had made up her mind that she belonged neithet m the glamorous world of Varnet's frou-frou shop, nor Dan's skyrocketing circle. With a maturity 'ar beyond her years she had decided that her attempt (o merge me two worlds, had caused all the trouble. She was a barge gir!; a canalboat captain's daughter and nothing more. However, there was nothing to prevent her from carrying back memories with her. Dan's voice came to her suddenly. a Snap out o£ it," he begged ii i« re . wwc you? 1>m Joalous. Idjike to be there too." "As a matter of fact you were there." She smiled. "I'm happy are you?" He caught her hand under the table. "Why do you ask?" She drew away. The thrill was so real it made her unhappy. She did not want to encourage anything so lovely, if it could not last. I know," he said, "you don't havc to tell me. I'm eating humble pie. Everything else in the world mat I've wanted, I've got and now -—well, I'll never ask you it you love me—until—" he stopped. "Until what?" "Ah, that I won't fell. It depends on you." He raised his cocktail glass. "To the happiest—" * * t "JM sorry," Lynda's voice interrupted. "Do you two object lo a threesome for a few moments?" She smiled gracefully. "Certainly not." Dan rose to us feet, but there was no cn- husiasm in his move. "Won't YOU it clown?" Lynda settled In a chair opposite hem. "I believe Miss La Porte and I have met before." Her voice was friendly, but her eyes were hard. "I've heard so much about your living on—" Marie looked at her. "You mean my living on a barge? Yes, I guess you'd say I called a canal- boat home. I was born and brought up on one—the same one," she added defiantly. "Which is more than most New Yorkers can say," Dan added, "being born and raised in one place." "That's true." Lynda's tone hnd lost none ol its graciousness. "But eanalboats arc curious hon'i where is yours Miss La Porte Marie laughed. "I don't you could ever iind it. ll's 01 East river. Docs Ihal mean thing lo you? i. «>,, Lynda 6 P° ko abs «'<"< IJ. CJIi, I'm sorry, I must be nmg on, I see your mother^ Auntie going, Dan." She ju up. "I didn't want to leave ' out saying hello." "Do you like her?" Marie a when Lynda had gone "I used lo Ihink I did, aft fashion," Dan admitted "tha uniil I met you, and then I fc it wasn't the real thing." She was silent. '.'. A , Penny for your thoughts They weren't important, about you." "I like that, of all the—" then they both laughed. * * * ^HE rest ot the luncheon • this way, laughing over 'blngs that could mean nolhh anyone but themselves; discc ing that they shared a com antipathy (o parsnips, ba cream pie and Jiatless men slrolled through the streets upturned overcoat collars, each adored walking in the met that they both would ra tango and walls (ban eat. "Why, everybody's gone," c Marie, looking up. "It mus erribly late." She glanced at. 'I'm not even saying goodbj can't, I'm just going," She got up. He rose with a iant, "I don't care who sees nit his arms around her- tissed her squarely on the me Tm coming with you!" "No, you promised—" aughed and slipped away. "You may call (his gooub-' 10 shouted, but she was gone Out on the street, she tin oward Lexington Avenue—b:' ng her head as ihe wind swi i cloud of snow about her. he stopped as she heard some i girl, calling. "Oil, Miss La Poric. • II xynda Martin. "I—i' don't k low to begin." She paused. ":' )an is so young and foolish lon't know how to explain, b' ie'11 break his mother's heart, i "If what?" Marie's tone harp, "H— It's so hard lo explaii Marie stared at her. "You ir ' he doesn't marry YOU?" "Yes." ' Marie looked at Lynda col You don't need to worry. ot going lo marry him. G Lynda slood there staring a her-until-she had entirely \ islied in the vcij_pf--while snc.v (To Be Coticlrtrtecl) S.' THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. O. S, fAT. OFf Newspapers Praised For Bailie on Venereal Disease TM OMLV A SPECIAL \ SENTRV TONIGHT, BOYS,TO KEEP OUT UNIDENTIFIED { PLUMBERS AMD PIANO {> : ( TUNERS/~~BV TOE <; ' • '- < IS TUKT THIS WEEK'S STUMBLE OVER TO NELSON'S UP THE HIS POCKET '<^ CABBAGE FOR }.•'; 100 OM A BIG. OPERWORS By 1)11. HIORRTS FISHBKIN Editor, Journal of Ihc American M c rl i c ii I Association, ami of Hygeia, (he Hralth Magainc In the great campaign against the venereal diseases now under way in the United Slates leadership must he credited Ihosc newspapers and periodicals which brought the lerms "syphilis" and "gonorrhea" out of (he limbo of words never lo be used and into the public light. Credit must, also go lo Dr. Thomas Pnrran, surgeon general of Ihc U. s. Public Health Service, who made (he attack on syphilis a major pun of his program. 11 lias been said that 8 lo 10 per cent ol cur population Is infectcri with syphilis. Today we know tha» the statistics arc not altogether reliable because of the laboos Iliat exist against I lite disease and because of Us hidden character. Some countries have made great progress against sj-philis. Formerly 6000 new cases of syphilis \vcrc reported each year in Sweden; lo- day. only 431 arc reported each year, in Great Brilain. in response to n national campaign | with provision of free drugs for Ihose unable to buy them, prevalence of syphilis decreased 50 per cent from 1920 lo 1934. The experiences of these nations show that syphilis can be controlled when people are willing to recognize Ihc nature of the disease and attack it openly. Since the passage of Ihc La Fol- Icttc-Biihvinklc bill, which provides $3,000,000 annually for the attack on syphilis, we arc beginning to havc many more Wasser- manii tests, and we are learning more about the distribution of syphilis. I Fortunately, it is no longer possible to look at any audience and •say truthfully, "About one-tenth of you have syphilis." Wasscr- niaini tests made among all the pupils of (wo great imivcr showed less than two-tenth one per cent infcclcci with disease. Yet, unquestionably there olher areas in the conntr which 8 (o 10 per cent of the' pie are infected, and there are tain localized spots in whic: much as 25 to 30 per cent be Infecletl. Fort Worth Girl Joins French Ambulance C< FORT WORTH. Tex. (UP pretty Fort Worth woman, Sheffield, has stepped from in ing in Schiaparclli's noted sinn fashion shop to coveralls chauffeur. , Miss Sheffield nolilied^ mother,- Airs. G. Sheffield, when war was declared bet France and Germany, she three other American girls in joined an ambulance unit of French army. A former beauty contest wi and New York show girl. Sheffield was a model at G< parclli's when the war broke HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde] Lewis Announcements The Courier News has been formally authorized lo announce tiie following candidacies for office subject to the actfon of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Coun(y .Tudgc ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON. County Tre.isiirrr R. L, (BILLY) GAINES (For Second Term) JACK MNLEY ROBINSON l.'ouiUy ami Vrobate Clerk T. W. POTTER (For second Term) ! The Courier News has been nu- 1 +KA to announce the. follow--„ candidacies for election at the Municipal Election, to be hole! April 2. : Municipal .liidse ! 13OYLE HENDERSON i (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk FRANK WHITWOETH I'iMRLES SHORT JOHN FOSTER City Atlotucj ROY NELSON 1'ERCV A. \YRICIHT J was in Ihc legislature for l\vo years, bill lime's P lulur '

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