The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 24, 1940
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher j, GRAHAM SUDDURY, Editor SAMUEL p. MORRIS, Advertising Manager BLYtHEVlLLB (ARK.) COUMElt NKWS National Advertising Representatives: Arkans'SS Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Oc- troi^ Oklahoma City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter al the pail- office at Blj'lhei'lllc. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1017. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier in the City of Blylhcville, 15c per week, of 65o per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 mtles, S3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mall In postal zones Iwo lo six Inclusive, S6.50 per year; In zones seven nntl eight, $10.00 Her year, payable in advance. •It's Our World, Too No mallei- how hard we try, we cnn'L quite shake off Iho problems that war brings. The United States is in this thing, even if there aren't any American uniforms on the bodies they're burying on Europe's battlegrounds. It can't be helped. If. we \vnnf lo slew clear of (he problems (hat war foists upon us, wc's got to get off (lie planet—move to Jupiter or the moon or .some place. Kvery department in Washington knows that whenever it decides to 1'or- Kd about bombardments am! butchery thousands of miles away, the war rears its ugly head in some way. -It isn't possible to run a government as large as the United Stales without thinking of thai government in relation to the other nations in the world. And when those other nations are al war or at the brink of il. we've got to keep that fact constantly in mind, in everything we do. There's no use pretending that life goes on as before. H doesn't. The-unrelenting tales of .slaughter and pillage that come from the other side of the ' Atlantic bring mild cases of jitters to even the most isolated hamlet in the United States. It is no more possible to observe the struggle with neutral feelings thai il is lo go to a baseball game without picking a favorite loam. We can't keep our boats home; and yet, the moment they get outside the three-mile limit they are Jsubjccl to search for contraband, long delays, while belligerents make sure they're not carrying cannon that will later blow off their heads. We can't even fly across the Atlantic without running smack into Ihe war. Just as soon as our clipper ships set down in Bermuda, their cargoes are searched nnd mail is censored, even I hough it is destined for neutral countries. Delays ensue', anil Americans arc annoyed. And, because American.'; never have been a particularly reticent, people, they /ell their annoyances fo the world m a very loud voice and indicate they would greatly appreciate it if the belligerents would kindly keep their war lo themselves. Even if limy could, they wouldn't want to. You see, il's a lilfle disturbing to people burdened with all the wartime restrictions lo reflect that somewhere in the same world is a large country that doesn't have a war. And it may also be disturbing ( n certain governments ( 0 realize thai the -strength of Ihe United States might be tossed to their side—but isn't. So, because we are in il and don't like it the least bit,, it seems natural that the United Stales, above all, should bo yeanling for peace. H isri'l comforting lo contemplate that some human beings, who look pi'elly much like the man next door, arc being killed by various hideous methods, just because a few big men orcfci' things to happen that way. There's nothing presumptuous about our working out peace plans, even if we aren't direclly mixed up in the war. When Ihe carnage ends, Europe will need some constructive si/ggeslions— will need them badly. All we want is lo insure that there will no) be future wars. Wo have a perfect right to ask thai. The world belongs lo us as much as il does lo men like Adolf Killer. No Mom They have developed a new kind of paint for ocean-going vessels that will very likely do away with barnacles— which is probably a Good Thing. Sea-faring men have never fell very kindly toward barnacles. The persistent crustaceans have ji muni annoying habit of hanging onto Iho hulls of boats and going along just for the ride—all of which wouldn't be so bad if they didn't cut down the speed of the vessel. Hul to people who have never been any closer to the high seas lhan the park lagoon, this promised development is just a litlle saddening. Barnacles and tough first mates are part of the stock-in-trade of sea romance. Never having niet a barnacle personally, the average landlubber regards it as an integral part of his marine lore. Vet, if this new barnacle-less solution makes sailors happier, stay-at- homes can scarcely complain in their own selfish interests. Hanging on lo Experience Among many of the nation's employers, a new movement to retain older and experienced hands has become, evident recently. Not forgelling the problem of jobless youngsters, many induslrialisfs realize that the posl-forty worker is entitled to just as much consideration. They are also aware that the man who has spent 10 or 20 years in the same plant is normally pi-elly well emiipped to handle his job. His very steadiness is. an asset lo the linn; his years of service, a Iributo to his craftsmanship. Weeding out faithful old-timers who are still capable is not an answer to the unemployment enigma. The youngsters themselves don't wml [ 0 sci jobs that \vav. • SO THEY SAY My sleep wns untroubled. , ny appetite was bcllcr nnd I hnd much more ft,,, out, of lilc when i Wi ,s jnst a supporting player.—Spencer Tracy, Hollywood jiclor. * * * This yea.- may sec every power in Europe at var-Rcpresc.Ualive James Scruaham (Dem Ncv.l. * t * The first, propagnntlisi in u, c world was a woman who talked a man iuto online an apple in Hie Gulden of Eden.-i )r . c . W. Gcnowctn. lieiul of philosophy department, University 01 Idaho. SIDE GLANCES by Cajbrarth ."Now lor gosh siiki'.s, Molhcr. wlion we g c f over lo llic Hnrllcys don't la-op calling me 'Jwby'!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD WATUSSI eiANIT-S, < ?HK C c? NTRAl - AFRICA, CAN JUMP A FOOT HIGHER THAN) THE WORLD'S RECORD OF tHO/6 CAW CO 8 FEET ' MOST FROCbS CAN SURVIVE .THE ORDEAL. OF BEING, FROZEN IN A CAKE OF Z-if ANSWER:. Dumber than the average bird NEXT: '. A. five-star allraction Feb. 28. Down Memory Laiie OUT OUR WAY 10 Years 'Ago Los Angeles — A letter warning Mr. and Mrs. Cnlvln Cooiidge thai, an attempt would bo made lo kill the former president was received by llir Cnolidges lieic today. Kivr years A K o f»l O'Bryaut landed a four and one-half pound blnck Ilavs nt Ar- Imore! Inkc ycstcrtlny . . .-A Brooklyn. N. Y. W.P.A. worker has offered lo go to the electric clmir for Urimo Richard Ilanptmamv for S6.- 000 ... Edgar G. Harris formerly of (his city and now of West Point, Ml.«.. is attending (o 'business here today. Our Year Ago Riiiforti Prison Farm, Fla.—Protesting his innocence ana claiming lie had been betrayed as Chiist had been. Franklin Pierce McCall, 21. died in liie electric chair today for the kiiinnp-s'.aymg of live-year old Jimmy Cash last May. Twilight is caused by (he sun shining on tlic upper atmosphere, ff there were no atmosphere, darkness would fall instantly at sunscl. DO Al AU-.' VOU AGREED TO CLEAM IT UP THOROUGHLY, AMD i WOMT PAY VOU A PEMNV TILL YOU RAKE IT CLEAM WHY, HE PAIP U5 OUR. THIRD AS THOUGH H£D BEEW PAID ALREADY.' SXf I'LL 6£T HE'S GETfW MORE PER. TH' JOS THAW WE THOUGHT- WHY, THAI NO, HE'S JUST -SHREWD-HE'S SO VERY SHREWD HE'S GOMHA HAFTA DO IT AtL OVER. S/ HIMSELF--WE GOT OUC. 6US1NESS LESSOM J. U. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE will, i\laj or Hoople • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK SATURDAY, FEJ3RUAIU' BY LOUISE HOLMES UK? .Irll./iiK rcMrnibfn.,,... 'j'v!"''''" A "" "'"' Jl ' l """" < <> Iri'ne CHAPTER III r [MIG 10-ccnl slore girl conlinued to compare (lie pictured likeness of Irene Temple, debutante with the equally lovely face at Ami Brown, $15 assistant to Mrs. "Yes .sir," she kept saying. "fjii- liuh—" "Lei mc sce ." Alm examined the newspaper clipping. "Oh. I don't think so," she saicl. "I sa\v it plain us anything at first. Yeah, I like Ihe dress fine You can wear that kind. Me I'm loo fat," Ann paid for her purchases nnd left (ho store. She walked up one side of Stale street, nnd down the other, looking into windows, expertly noting styles and trends, adapting them to her own use. Her mind was divided. Half of it reacted lo ihe stunning displays, the other half played with the thought of K295. Even among the crowds on the streets, Ann felt isolated, alone. She paused on the library steps, watched the passing throng. Surely, among all of those hurrying people, there should he one friendly face. She returned (o (lie hat shop on tlic hour. She wailed on several customers during the afternoon mul delivered a number of hats. Ann was acquiring n following and Mrs. Pringle wisely gave her a free hand. U was alter 4 when the ?15-a-weck subject came up again. Ann said something complimentary about Mrs. Pringle's success in having a shop cf her own. "I Even among the crowds on the streets, Ann felt isolated, alone. She paused on the library steps to watch the passing throne might better have stayed where I was, times like they arc," the older woman told her. "I was sure of. steady pay there. How much do you (hinlc this shop cleared last your?" "You needn't tell me if—" "I don't mind. It amounted to less than $65 ;i month." "Thai's not so good, but there's your husband's salary—" "Yes, I have Joe." She spoke wearily. "When I married him 30 years ago he was delivering for Ihe BoiiTon cleaners. He's still delivering for them—at $12.50." Ann frowned. "Then you can't get out," she said, as if to herself. "Most of us stay where we are," Mrs. Pringle admitted. ANN went home on a crowded Kl train. She hurried through •\ sketchy supper and packed Ihe Iho 10-ccnt pair of scissors in a cardboard box. It was dull blue material, store findings and early- when she started Center. /or the One reason why Ann lived in (hat particular neighborhood was because o£ i(s proximity to the Center. It was a community house nnd offered many advantages to the ambitious, among them a sewing room. For 25 cents an evening you could use the electric sewing machines and be helpeil with cutting and fitting by Lola, a veteran seamstress. Ann found a table in the sewing room and, with the picture of Irene Temple in front of her, cut into the blue material. She scoffed nt patterns; they required altogether loo much yardage. It took managing to get the dress- out of the short length of blue, she figured and planned, piecing where scams would go unnoticed, she snipped and basted. Lola came to survey her work. She glanced at Ihe picture and looked again. "For a minute I thought it was a picture of yon, Miss Brown," she said. Ann laughed. "You can't exactlj sea me as one of Chicago's mos popular debs, can you?" <TU go this far," Lola said ron 11 look just as nice as tha irl when you've finished. Never m all my experience have I seen a «irl with your ability for making clothes—or for wearing them Ann worked fast. She pai slight attention to (he conversation that rippled under die hum of sewing machines. She had anticipated making friends at UIL Center, but had been disappointed Girls came, usually, in groups They made one garment each and seldom came a * - » ANN'S mind fluttered about The letter to K2Q5—it still vested in the bureau drawer. Irene Temple's picture— was there a resemblance between the debutante and herself? Temple—she had always known that name—one of. her earliest memories xv«s of spelling oiit the name in the back of. Pete's watch. Wouldn't it be funny if—? But thai was ridiculous. Without doubt Pole had come by the watch in a game of chance. There had been other watches and several diamond rings, once a pedigreed dog. The valuables had never remained long in the Brown family. They disappeared when Lady Luck turned her back on Pete. Ann remembered how she had cried when (he dog had been ld. As long as Ann could remember Pete had carried the watcli with the name "Temple" in the back. lie must have liked it. That very watch was in her room. On the tragic night ot the fire Ann had been asleep on a couch in the sitting room of their forlorn quarters. While one fireman wrapped her in a eoat and carried her to safely, another dumped :: few things into Pete's suitcase. His watch had been on the table and Ann had discovered it the next morning in the suitcase with two of Pole's shirts, four decks of cards, a pair of dice, a box of poker chips, and her mother's little old Bible. It had been a strange inheritance. Ann often wondered what she would liavu done if Pete's friends hadn't taken up a collection. * t * Icfl her dress in a locker l the Center and went home at 10 o'clock. The young i window was u golden square "'•- ignored it. Ifc had she through her that morning.; typified the indifference of a city. She pulled the suitcase fr< liny closet ant! round the under several of last sunn cotton dresses. It had an fashioned case, thick and be fully engraved. With a shi pink fingernail, Ann opened case. "To Peter Temple," she • "on his 21st birthday." Peter Temple—Irene Tcmi was it possible that Pete had longed fo the socially prorni Temple family whose every i was chronicled by the news porters? And was she, by chance, Ann Temple? "i wonder," she mused, thought of profiling by (he if il were a fact, did not (he? ever, occur lo her. She had ki her father for what he was, a lighlful profligate, a joyous wr. He had been ousted by his rai and no doubt rightfully so. She, as his daughter, ha!' claim on his people, whoever might be. Young as she was, :inew that she must depend i the strength of her own perse ily in Ihe light for a belter e enee, not benefit by an ucci of birth. She put die suitcase back in closet and wandered lo the bin Ingering the letter thoughlf he letter fo an unknown man signed himself "Lonely." She'd been pretty silly to ant Hie personal. Nice girls d nake contact!; that way. Insla he question popped, into her 1 —how did nice girls, without f ly background, make friends? Vaguely she knew of scv nelhods. You could sit in obby ol a hotel, preferably at [inner hour. You could at public dances with other girir you knew ;my other girls, i, realized Ihe danger of makin" quainlances in cither way. Tli t over, she grew quite reser oward the fates. "All right, I won't mail the er," she muttered. "Some hey'11 find me dead of. loneli ind that wilt he that." She tp (he envelope and held it ween her fingers, preparing tc t across. (To Be Continued) THEJAMILY DOCTOR T. M. flEO. U. S. PAT. OFF •STOPPED COLDER THftM ~J%2%jL AM ICED RSHN-~ NO s -^-*'"^ LrSE BELLOWIMG AT HIM, MftvJOR —He's SITTING GOT. , ^r^,'r,-' ^ -_ TO LOOK THAiTS^j BAB 1 / OVER AMD SEE IF HE'S M\ GOT AM AMCHOR CONJCeAlEO f\ OM MIS PERSON!/ o*_. _ -. ~J --j GO OMj SCRftMVJOLD, THERE'S THE RABBIT OVER THERE , TO VOOR. <• LEFT/ LOOK uP -. TEST FLIGHT IS NOT A COMPUV1 L- SOCCGSS/ CalanieLs Will i\oi Kc.spoiul to Any Kind of Medication Applied lo Eyes 'IV Dll. . MOllUlK 'Hie term, "calaraci," refers to condition in which (lie lens of eye becomes clouded. The lens a crystalline substance, is used focus light, on tile back of ihe e. A cataract is not a film grow-' across (he eye. It is a physical iiisp in (lie tissue sviiicli is Ihf frosting of a clear \vin- in Mirgicul treatment of . the lens is removed. It |!ie(os..3ty, therefore, to wear c.-r- |gl;>«f; which help to locus Ihe it properl}' on the rclinii at Ihe iliiirk ol the eye. after an nper.i- 'tfon. I For many years all .sorts of so] called medical ivcntmcnls for i»t- larari have lieen promoted to the '; public. Today, people do not lour j operations ;is much us they ti.srti I to. but nowadays medicine .ui- | vnnces so rapidly and there arc so many remarkable discoveries thai. .'people arc inclined to be even 'more credulous than they used to / be. 1 Hr. Allen Grccmvood 1ms pointed 1 'H lh;i|. nljoul 40 year;, aso, cl<.c- Uicily and various kinds of shocks i weic being used to make people with cataracts mini: they were sec- ins belter, some cliaiialans drop drnss into Hie eye lo dilate the pupil. Then (Ire pcUicht sees around Uir ciitaract and thinks that !sls vision is Improving. But. of course. the dilation wears off, and She liaticm. realizes that, he has been victimized. Today it ran be said vvitli cir- ''diity that no one is able to cure :i I'litiiract will) drops or with inerf- i"<"tmcnls applied to Uin eye. U?- "''M.V. the person v.ho is (rented, in Urn manner is s'vcr! senno good ii'.rdical advice about his diet, and llvir.i:, which tends lo make him 'fl better. frequently tlic eyeglasses can be <hanuecl (o fmvanta^c during Ihe lime when Ihe patient, is making "P Ills mind to have (in npcrniivc prijceeiurc. There is an advantage •ii having the patient come regularly for Inspection so thai the progress of the calaraci can be determined. II is nol desirable, however, lor a patient, with a cat- •ii'.iot (o wail until he has become •dinplclcly Wind before, bavins ;ui operation. 'Ihere is ho evidence that, any of the vitamins now known are specific in stopping (lie groivlh 1 development, of a cataract, < curing one. The rate at which the clone increases varies with every pa ; Sometimes there may be. a cloudiness which will remain for years before il becomes cient to cause real distress. Announcement* The Courier News has formally authorized lo ruin, ! the following candidacies for. I subject (o (lie action of the L". cratic primary In August, Mississippi County Jlldg< ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) OAINES (For Second Terml JACK HNW5Y ROBINSC County and 1'roh.ilc CIC T. W. POTTER (For Second Term) The Courier News has bee; thorlzert to announce the ft ing candidacies for election a ,\funlclpal Election, to b» • April 2. Municipal Jinl|e DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) OEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk PRANK WHITWORTIS CHARLES SHORT JOHN FOSTER City Altarner ROY NELSON PERCY A. WRIGHT

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