The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 27, 1940
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PAGE FOUR 'THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAI.NES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Sola National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Filtered, as second class matter at Hie post- office at B'lythevUle, Arkansns, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Dlytheville, 15c pel- week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, {300 per •year, $1,50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven mid eight, $10,00 per year, payable in advance. Preven ling Ddwlopm ml Of Slums Simultaneously, it appears, Ihe Federal Housing Administration and the city of Chicago got an idea. It was really nothing more than a hitlierlo unexplored angle of the general housing situation — one that had to pop up sooner or later. Ever since the current administration placed an emphasis on housing and local authorities became housing conscious, the tendency has been lo eliminate slums. I'rojecls were either built far on the outskirts of a city or were concentrated in a community's most, desolate residential areas. Little attention has thus far been paid to intermediate housing projects — colonies designed for wage-earners in the mM- dlo-income groups. Practically no concern had been registered over still another problem— until the FHA and Chicago started out to do something about it. That was the problem of preventing residential yrcjis from becoming blighted in the future. The blighted area, as the FHA sees it, is a section of the city not yet a slum but destined to become one. It is a residential area frequently brought about by mushroom growth or "booms" of one sort or another. If left to its own devices, it will rapidly deteriorate into a delinle slum area. .About such areas the FHA intends to do sovnetliing shortly. Administrator Stewart McDonald, announced' recently (hat a mortgage insurance program to rehabilitate "blighted" regions would soon be available. Certain definite regulations are being proscribed to iiwiire effective rehabilitation. In Chicago, a survey h as be e n launched to inquire into the possibilities of Woodliiwn, a 'neighborhood which faces the bleak- future of becoming a community ..Might "unless somc . thing is doiie. Detailed examination of all possibilities will be undertaken by experU ' who will make recommendations concerning methods of wiving this district from turning j n ( 0 lln eventual slum. ( Among the matters to he considered will be parking facilities, transportation, recreation and zoning. Civic organizations are co-operating j n tlie study as arc property owners in the area affected. Along with present housing projects must eventually be developed a widespread program of (his kind. It is not Possible to transplant an entire city be moved fa'r- (lier and further into the country. Kf- forls must be mado to stive those lioincs which arc still inhabitable from Icing .suddenly engulfed in ;t blighted neighborhood. Slums can never be eliminated unless some system can be devised that will eliminate slum tendencies when they first appeal'. Cities must be carefully zoned, recreation must he provided for, transportation must be arranged—in short, city expansion must he carefully planned. There arc many titles that can be spared the disgrace of harboring slums if an intelligent program, whether fostered by the KHA or by local authorities, is put into action. OUT OUR WA /sm Sdtevucn Fill Jails If it has seemed a little quiet lately, it may be because quite a few of the gentlemen who would like to peddle undemocratic forms of government in these United Slates have been left to (heir meditations in peaceful jail cells. Rundsfuehrer Frit-/, Kuhn is in hibernation in an upstate New York jug. His lieutenant, Jame.s Wheeler-Hill, was recently sentenced to a one to three- year term, also in New York. Karl Urowder is under conviction, but is at liberty pending nil appeal. Several of Browder's Communist companions have boon tripped »,, | jy t) le | aw Seventeen New York Christian Fronters are waiting lo be tried on conspiracy charges against the government. All in all, it looks like an oil 1 season for people who want to take American democracy for a gangster ride. No (ears are dropped when enemies of the government arc put on ice for a few years. There is no loud protest from the citizenry when movements that are actually subversive are clipped. Despite the" vigilance of authorities and the knowledge that circumstances have combined to cripple un-American groups, it would be a mistake lo sigh deeply and say, "That's that." It probably isn't. The Communist party, for instance, hasn't been rendered inulfcc- tual, simply because a couple of its leaders are in jail or under sentence. Us members realize that their cause is particularly unpopular these days, '"'I- Huil will not slop them from pursuing their objectives along different trails. The propaganda of the Reds as well a.s thai of pro-Fascist groups will be disguised a little belter ,, C r- liwps, IMI( it. will not be stopped. The biggest danger legitimate organizations face these days is (he intrusion of Communists info their circles, particularly j,,to positions of domi- ™«cc. Such has been the Red strategy i" recent years; and, although it was supposedly abandoned some time during the last year, there is lilUc reason to believe that it is nol being used now. lo hurl charges indiscriminately would be unfair. Motives must be cx- aminod, background questioned, sin- ^i-ily of purpose ascerlained before anyone is branded ;, Communist. But at I he .same time, this is no '""c lo pain per known Reds or Kas- ci*(s. Americans can fu,,| „„ bcller way of expressing (heir profound con- ompl for the mclhw |. s O f Stalin and Hitler than by treating (| 10 champions ot dictators contemptuously. f SIDE GLANCED TUESDAY, KKHKUARY 27, 19-10 O SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES '^v^'i^i^ju^^uj^rom j_ r ' -t.-T.-i i l-iiiplK-'wd lo I lie fill her bear. Mom? Did someone nil) him out willi a ;;al?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD B ; ™s™ Ferguson MOST CONDUCIVE TO MENTAL. ' is ABOUT 6<5 A. DIA.AVOND,,. IF EXPOSED TO THEE SUM'S P5AVS FOR A PEW /VMMUTES. WILL RADJATE J~/<5Hr WHEN PLACED I/VWEDIATELV IN ABSOLUTE. DARKNESS. NEXT: Where coconuts col their name. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago Jess Elwdi of this city. MiMeiH at University of Alabama, ha, bom chosen a member of Ihc'Sicmn C'hi ralcrmt.V.s nil-American ' l oottan cam for i),e year 1920. The tc.nn is composed of Sigma ivho were on outstanding teams. I'ivc Years A Rl i A federal invcstlBator or aml'tor lias been checking certain courthouse records. The nature of liis Investigation has nol been rcvcnl- ca - I ill One Year Ago New York.—President Roosevelt, if he decides to run again, "has very little chance of being reelected' 1 In 15-10 and no other New- Deal candicialc could possibly '-vin. Fortune averted lodav. According to a law still on the statute books, nnj- live pig is forbidden to stay in the city of Purl- land. Ore., longer than three days. HOARDING HOUSli wil h M u j or THAT'S A GREAT THIMG, THIS MODERN IDEA OP PUTTIM' EVERYTHING IN CMnOMS-VT KEEPS PEOPLE OUT OF STUFF AM'_ PER CLEANLINESS ITS WONDERFUL KNOW PER THAT I'D OF BEEN) A AWFUL. tv\ESS--IFELL ON THIS CARTON Of EGGS' T, SAY, FMLUR.E IM ji HIS TEST, SHfXLL WE CANCEL BLOUSE BUTTONED \ALLTHE INTEUKTUAL OUTAHFS AROUND LOST His MBsiTAL BALANCE? THE VEST PROTECTOR CHAPTKU V 'JMIE following morning Ann slopped at the postoflice and was handed a letter. She went to a desk and slit the envelope, noting that the stationery was of nice 'luality, that lhc handwriting, although a hit s iiu ct)i was masculine and honest looking. T,onoly had written, "My Dear Miss Smith: Yours of the third JIM., received and contents noted. In reply W ill suggest (hat you name ;, meeting place. At said meeting will you p i c . ;1£0 weal . ., vvinte Ilower for means of identi- iration? I win ( i 0 t| le same. Respectfully yours, K295." Ann read (l, e letter again, hei excitement a lillle dashed. It was so lacking in the saving grace of humor, so utterly without person- •"'ty. She crushed it in her bag •incl, more disappointed them she would admit even (o herself, went on lo the re-making of hats. Ann experienced several reactionary moods that morning. The first was indignalion at herself for having been a poor fool, the sec- onrl an inclination lo laugh at lours of Ihe third ins!.," and (he last a definite let-down of spirit. « was incredible thiil the little episode had meant so much in her uneventful life. On Die heels of disappointment came reason. After all, what had she expected'.' What, if anything was wrong wilh the dignified letter? Wasn't it proof that the writer was a gentleman? Would not a flippant answer have been offensive? At noon she obtained stationery from (he matron in a department store lounge am! wrote a letter to 1«1J,>. It was as brief and (o the point as his had been "My Dear K205: If satisfactory to you I will meet you in front of the Blashfield painting in the foyer of the public library nt 7 on Saturday evening. I will wear a white gardenia. Sincerely. Ann Smilh " A.rvmg at the shop, Ann wined tins way and that before Mrs. Prmgle's admiring eyes. Admiring eyes had followed lie;- on Ihe LI and In the street. Her bronze hair shone, the soft curls clung lovingly to her white neck. ' ' )ler cilceks ' Iler '' month clces ' ler mouth was poppy red. She walked ,™ ? d , wilh the assur = dence of looking her best. confi- • rs - rn- et she asked, shining eyed "Hm-m." Mrs. Pringlc's dull envious as sho r , lms slim ''IPS and «hly broad shoulders, her flat uc !md swce t ! y .' "Well.lmustsay did all nght, Ann," she said You could give that Irene Tern?te aces and spades and still win ?X a length. Too bad you ain't go- CATUFiDAY came face lo face with itself on Ihe calendar at asl. As (here would not be time l'> return to her room after 5 o'clock, Ann dressed for the great event early in the morning. The new frock was a triumph. The skirt was short and flaring, the h tie jacket fight and well fitting The pancake hat w;v> vastly be- commg, the scarf and gloves added a dashing touch. Ann. who had not again mcn- Uoned newspaper personals (o Mrs Pr.ngle, smiled radiantly. Tlnnt- 11 1 . . .«»'./- she , raany thmk I'll see a show tonight" fibbed, "just (o celebrate." She busied herself with a shapeless mass of felt and (he pendulum of her emotions began to swing again. As the day advanced ii swung faster and /aster. By the lime- Mrs. Pri n gi c hurried awaj shortly before closing lime fo do Her Sunday marketing, Ann was n_ pnckly bundle of nerves and thwarted impulses. At 6, half mad with indecision, she tremblingly smoothed cold cream on her face removed it wilh a sweet smelling pad, and applied powder. Her cheeks burned holly, the use of a lipstick would have heen sacrilege Ann took the gardenia from a glass where it had reposed since 10011 and pinned it to her lapel She adjusted the smart little hat Suddenly she was crying. "I can't do it," she sobbed furiously. "Darn it all—what's the natter with me? I'm a coward I've put on the brakes for so long hat 1 can't let go." Removing the gardenia, she hrew it on the work table. Angrily she snatched the hat from icr bead. "I won't go a step," she fluttered fiercely. "I absolutely •cfuse lo make a fool of myself. "11 drop the whole crazy business md forget it. For (he rest of my life I'll just—just twirl my humbs." Her thin wobbled and her voice sTiook. "For fun and excitement, I'll look across the alley at that young man. When I want to be really hilarious I'll go (o the Center and make a dress that no one will ever see." She sat down, burying her heart on a bent arm' "Maybe—when I'm old—I won't care," she sobbed. COPYRIGHT. 1840 SERVICE. INC. a while Ann lifted her head and stared about the cluttered room. This and another room, not quite so cluttered but no more beautiful, were her life. She had no one, not a single person of her own. All her life would he like Ibis. Again she wept. Then, out ot emotional chaos, she remembered thai another person, just like herself, so lonely that lie had flung his desperation (o the four winds, would wail in front of lhc Blashfield painting at the public library. Ann again applied a scented pad lo her raw. She pul on fresh Powder. She pulled the little fiat to just the right angle. Examining the gardenia for signs of '. oruisc, she firmly pinned it to her lapel. dv, S !T, lliid decidal upon a course. i>he d locate herself in Ihe reading room where she could view the Blashfield painting without beinc seen. When K295 appeared she would be able to make a snap judgment as to his possibilities If necessary, she could dispose of the gardenia and thus obviate a difficult situation. The plan was not exactly fair, it definitely put ' K205 at a disadvantage, but it was a protective measure and Ann prepared to act upon it. Ann ordered an egg salad sandwich—(hero was no fax on a 10- cenl sandwich—iti a drug store ' near the shop. She noticed the : waitresses and the cashier. How much did they make? Were they, • loo, scrimping and saving within' the confines of a budget? Perhaps .' some of them lived ... ^, M >r Jin ti families. Would .$15 a week farther or less far it you had a family? That, she supposed, would depend upon tbe earning power of the family. The waitresses laughed and okcd among themselves and Ann envied them. Friends. Did they appreciate what it meant lo have friends? She heard one girl tell another that her boy friend had jeen given « raise—518 a week low. The girl spoke proudly, her eyes shone. Dividing hc-f happi- icss made it seem more real, more irecious. As she left the drug store she icard a bus boy whistle. "Class," 1C said, obviously referring to her. 'I wish /someone would tel; niu vl.erc dames find the swag to Iress like that." Fortified by ibc obscure compli- nent, Ann wandered slowly along State street ir> Randolph." Tuning here, she went on io Walwsh. Icr knees shook as she went into lie library. <\ (To Be Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. H. REG. u, s. Survey Shows Careless Drug Clerks Make 'Diagnoses', Sell Quack Remedies BY 1)1!. AIUKKIS ITSHJ1KI.V Cililnr, Journal uf the Amcriran Medical As-soculioi], and of 't.vsofe, ti,,. Health Magazine A survey made in 1333 and IBM. under the aiiNpiecs of (lie United , States Public Hcnllh service bv the B uiltv of such practices. American Social Hygiene ASSO- an, ii.ition involved study ol drug store prat-tiers in relation to venereal HUc-ascs in 35 cities, located in 20 Liiflcrcnl states. Tlic mvpstiyalor made contact rill! 1(51 drug stores. Idling the story of the lust symptoms of gon- M-rhe.i. If li.e rlnisgist seemed interested, the investigator thru described seme ot lhc symptoms ol syphiliis. The story was always told .is if it affected some third person. This was dour because a few preliminary dials had shown that druggists .sometimes asked prospective customers to come bcliincl the counter (or a personal examination. Only 7 ivr ( .,. ll( uf tlll , ( i n , gg j sLs refused to make any attempt to diagnose u disease or sell a remedy. Sonic- ru thfs c even took the troi-ble lo n-,,rn t), e customer and "ivc him ;i short lecture on the Announcements The Cr,urier~NcTvs has been formally authorized to announce the _ following candidacies for office subject (o IJ !L - action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi County Judge HOLAND GREEN Sheriff ami Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer ". L II3ILLY) OAINES <Vor Second Term) JACK I-'I N LEY ROBINSON fuuiuj- ,u.d i'r H b ;l tc ClerR T, W. POTTER 't'or Second Term* The CoMrici Ne^vs has been au tnorizci: to niinouncc the lollow- mil candidacies for election at th, Municipal Election, to be hcU April '2, .Munltlnat Judge TOYLE HENDERSON *f'or Second Term) GEOHGK W. BAliHAM CHy Clerk PRANK WH1TWORTH C-'HARLBS SHORT JOHN FOSTER City Allorncy ROY NELSON 1'i.RCY A. WUIQHT dangers of venereal diseases. In residential areas. 50 per cenl of the managers or drug stores offered to diagnose disease and sell remedies, and in slum areas 77 per cent were ~ ~ Thirty different, prep a r a I i o n s were recommended by druggists— some ol them recognized drugs. But in every instance the recognized drugs were powerful preparations capable of doing great harm when taken without proper control of dosage. Many other preparations hatl been sxnmincd rrom time to time by (he Bureau of Investigation of the American Medical Association. Most of men) >V p rc either watery solutions of boric acid or products 5 • containing sandalivood oil. Sonic I of them were preparations of mild i antiscptic.s to be injected. "Actually, of course, there arr> •; hundreds of such preparations developed and designed by some unprincipled vendor of nostrums to : capitalize on the fears and sl.amc i of those who had been infected. \ Youth Asks Longer Term To Study Bookkeeping CLEVELAND. O. (UP) — Ernest ' Stem. 22, of Toledo. O.. sentenced (o ID months' imprisonment for interstate transportation of a stolen automobile, protested against, being sent to the Milan. Mich, reformatory with other short-term prisoners, j "Tlicy don't, (each bookkcepiiv ('!• and typing at Milan." he told Fed- ' era! Judge Robert N. Wilkin. The court obliged, adding u month lo (lie sentence. Htcin was sent to Northeastern Federal Peiu- Icnliary at LcK-isburg, Pa., where he will have 19 months lo study "' -; two courses. Read Cnurier News UHIH HIM HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis never know when my radiator is {>oiiij< to boil over do you have any whistling radiator caps?"'

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