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PAGE FOUR BLYTIIEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHBVlLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDDURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NOREIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ol Die poal- olflce nt BlyUicvillo, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 0, 1917. Served by the United Trass SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City or BlythevMe, 15c per week, or 65c )ier month. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $300 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall In postal zones hvo to six Inclusive, 56.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Children Should Have Homes Whenever sociologists Iwckle Die problem of crime and delinquency, (hey find I heir studies carry them clear Iwk to cradle days, when the potential enemy of society is concerned exclusively with shaking a rattle ami uUcriitjj occasional goo-j;oos. lUost experts in the field agree (hat from that point on is shaped the course that will lead cither to respectability in later life or to crime—depending on a lot of factors over which (he child has no control. Evidence that criminality is congenital is inconclusive; proof that H is molded by environment to a considerable degree is on hand everywhere. One of the mo.sl important elements in preventing dclinquincy is proper family relationships, according to Die Children's Bureau of the U. S. Department of Labor. Children whose homes have been broken, neglected, mistreated, handicapped children—all those dependent on society—should be given, above all, the same care, training and affection in foster homes thai they would receive from their parents under normal circumstances. As a guide to citizens interested, the Bureau has set forth a list of desirable agencies and facilities for every com- muity as an investment againsl turning out criminals. Suggested services are; 1. Atlcqiialc public assistance so itciirnilcnl children can lie kept in their own homes. 2. Housekeeping service to rare for flilldrrn in their homes when mothers must remain aVny for lonir period*. , . 3. Child nc/f.ire workers (o provide siifiul services to? 'children. •I, • F.idlilirs for eariiij for children in foster homes, when iiciT.sKiry. 5. Child guidance service, available lo parents. (J. Co-ojieration between sellout, health ;,ml social agencies. 1. Organizations interested in Improving housing condilions. 8. Aifetiualc facilities for .supervising lii.smi-- tinie: activities. Broad in scope, the program is nothing that can be placed Jnlo efVecl by simple decree. Where such agencies and facilities do not now exist, they will have to bo buill up over a period of years. Here arc constructive suggestions, designed to accomplish concrete good. They are points every community might well keep in mind. No administration can survive majority disapproval. Nor is thai majority the preponderance of one party or another. Neither Republicans "or Democrats have enough members in their Party to elect, a Prcstflcnl.-Postmastcr-Gcncral James A. Farley. No More Tourist Swindles Canada wants American tourists. Sli« has annually enjoyed an abtiiulance of visitors from "south of the border," and Hie guests have always coiilnLuiU'il handsomely to the maintenance of Dominion economy. )3ut this year, Canada wants Americans worse than ever. As a lure, (.lie government is going to promise Americans Hint, insofar as it is possible to prevent, il, there will be no swindling. More-hauls, b/ink.s, ho- I el keeper.-* mici everyone else who lias benefited directly from tourist trade have been ordered to pay Americans (he full premiums for exchanging United States currency. Currently, Ihe premium on American dollars varies between 10 and 15 cents. On a $100 vacation, this will add up to ;i tidy little sum. And if the Canadian government has anything to say about il, Americans are going In get every penny of it. Tourists, used to petty swindles of European shopkeepers \vho spot all Americans as suckers, will be jjliid to hear thai in Canada, at least, (hey will be given an oven chance. Dancing Away 'Your Problems The beat of tom-toms in the jungle is said (o have led many persons to the brink of insanity. At the Hullcvue Psychiatric, hospital in Boston, however, psychologists have discovered that jungle drums and music may bo the means of leading "problem children" back lo normality. The dances, which the youngsters are urged to join, have revealed many of their inner problems, according lo Dr. Lauretta Bender and 'Mi.ss Pran- •/.iska Bo.s-s, who have been conducting flic experiments. If the jitterbug craze, which is allied to jungle dancing, can help us recover some of the sanity we lost (luring the past 20 years, maybe there's some- Ihing in it after all. • SO THEY SAY OUT OUR WAY The tlmcricmi people want, „ responsible, stable leadership which will |ioiiH the way toward desiring 1111 the fostering sore of .unemployment, busings slut-nation, .s|an'.'iilo<i Income for farmers and the threatening specter of notional bankruptcy Iran continued federal delieiis.— John D. M. Hamilton, chairman, national Ci. O. !'. committee. * t * The whole world knows our alltUidc toward Nnzi Germany. Why should them be any doubt about, our ntllUirtc toward soviet Russia?—The Hev. Dr. Joseph p. Thornlng, sociology professor, Mount St, Mary's college. Maryland. * . * * Free enterprise and a government of men cannot exist in the same country at the same time. —Ernest T. Weir, chairman of the board. National Stcrl Corporation. * * * It. Is worth your while to consider whether (ho "rn.atz" progress of the New Dm! is belter than our progress under Individunl freedom and initintive.-Dist. Ally. Thomas E. Dcwcy of New York, in Salt Lake City speech. * + * Prople are only too willing lo outlaw movements they fear. They are only too easily di- vnlcd from the renl issues confronting the country In Ihc tragedy of unemployment fine! poverty by the red herring of Communism, drawn by the Dies committee across the path of proBrcss.-Rogcr N. Baldwin, director, American Civil Liberties Union. SIDE GLANCES WEDNESDAY,"FEBRUARY 28, 1940 • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES "Jlow do you like Ihc new cli'clric lights, son? Now von wont have lo slop working when il gels dark." " THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson F-^ Kir . . ,~ ~ * ^ \' » 1 J 'i »,:--^^ o'^W y^^^^^&m ~ S:OS'i-y.Ks^. - P»ORCUPINES •SNIAW MOLES THROUGH THE PORTUGUESE WORD FOR AAONJKEV IS"COCO,"ANO THE THR-EH AAARKS ON THE NUT SHEL_l_ REA/MNDEO THIS ANI/V\AL'S RACE5. IS ADMIRAL- BVRD HIS NEXT: If yon | )a ,iI anjirm n2.000.000 nilrs Inn? Down Memory Lane 10 Vcar.s A?II He.idqu:,rlcrs are bein.; npcn"d In Little ROC kby the Moral Culture Lcitguc trom which will be hunched a campaign to have a hiw enacted making H compulsory that, the nibic bf ,. c , u , ,„ ;||] K schools. . . . The natural ,-, s [j,, c has been completed lo Jom>,boro . . . Jutisc c.ravettc. in c:i(y [O iirt yesterday, put bridge players In Ihc wimc I -liiss with bo.vs who hlioot dire lor dimes in box cars. 1'ivc Voars Ago Mr. and Mrs. o. W.' McCiitchcn arc buililliiR a new theater in Sifccsto-.i. Mo., \vhirh will be the second .show they operate in that j city. Our Yr:ir .-\£ri Wn.sliijigton—Senator Chas. Cinr- ncy of fouth naknta as.wtc.-i before a senate mtrrstMe :ommercp sub-ccmmiUrc today tliat propose;! adjustment of southern freight rales rrpii-M-nls ;,-| otitri.3hl bonus to southc-rn iuletcsts. HIS ROOM NIGHT— IT'S SO H-\RD TO GET .HIM UP 1M THE \ MORNI R. WilJiains OUK BOARDING HOUSli with Major 1 rKFXL's^vx'i Si ""v lLer "'"••I 1 "'-"" «iii ".J »'IU«LI, Mil' fl»lll|tHTM II lllnhllll "'"."'"" ""< <" !"•<• i-.!•.«', 1,1,," l, (jr "". K:i ^ lll 'iJlii tun] Imrrtfjs lo (1,0 ilcu until M,,. Slftitrer""I'oi'ely,"' CI1APTKH VI j^jNTERlNG (he foyer, Anr darlod a glance at the bench which raced the Blashlield painting. 11 was unoccupied. She went lo the reading room ;md selected ;i magazine. About to sit down where she could keep an eye on Ihe painting and bench, she suddenly dropped tile magazine. A .voting man was walking across the foyer with a pile of books tinder his arm. With staring eyes, Ann watched him dump the books on Ilio circulation desk and turn away. There was nothing slrange in Inis procedure. The astounding, unbelievable thing was that he wore a white gardenia and—he was (he selfsame young man whose windoi-.' faced Ann's tmm across the alley. Ann actually gasped. It couldn't he. You met Ihis sort of thing in fiction—coincidence, they called it —but not in real lift;. U simply couldn't be—but it was. The young man had slopped at the Blashlield piiinling, he was regarding it. Ann, propelled by a delighted urge, crossed the foyer and joined him. "Hello," she said. He jerked his head around, his cye.s darkening. "Hello," he returned shortly. A little laugh rose in Ann's throat. His evident embarrassment eased her tense nerves. It all fitted pcrfcclly. Of course lie was lonely. Hadn't she seen him find solace in books night after night? She glanced at his gardenia, almost as if she wailed for it to lind voice and make the introductions. The young man had rclurned his gaxo to the canvas. "Shall we sit down?" Ann asked. She was not affronted by his lack of. co-operation. The personal had been his idea, not hers. Now that the lime had come, he was speechless with diffidence, or so she reasoned. He looked at her strangely. "I have to pick out my books and get going," he said. Ann wauled to say, "Don't be afraid. We had to gel ncquainled some way, didn't we?" Instead she smiled shyly. "We might Kit down for just LI liltle while" "All right." t ~ z HEY sat down on the bench, both raising their faces to Ihe painling. Ann waited for the young man to speak. She kept reminding herself lhat the meeting ,„«,• 'i ls '"vilalion. He said ill " g ; , He tuniea his " ca <l »»d jilfhougli he frowned, she was sure vlnt ,,, was not disappointed In £« ^ e orlh? WSPaPCr HCm " a<l 'wago is a big eily," sllu m it so?"' lcly ' Don ' t y«" »' lci *iW^i'tt: taM "Well—If some of Ihe lonely '^^ffll** fc* 8 """-**" "Is that your game?" J' 0 £ ' a "ted a side glance at his Pi of ile and received a definite im- Picssion that he was hiding a smile with difficully. She Took «iit agam. He was merely trying lo determine her intentions before committing himself. I have no game," siie assured film. , His eyes slid down (o her very nice htlle shoes. "Looks'to me as if you might have the world by (he tail," he said. "Are you doing little slumming?" "I make my own clothes," she told him patiently. "1 sew evc- ungs at the Center on Hibbard street." "Oh." • All at once Ann was fighting ,?•''?' IP was so dreadfully standoffish. Why didn'l he help her? I guess I'll »o now." sho <=:> she saitl Wait a minute. You've got me confused. Do you think you know lie? Do you think we've met somewhere?" "No—I've seen you—" About lo tell him of his ii g |, ted w i ndoW( she stopped in dismay. A man had •ou.-ulod Ihe bench. He was nearsightedly peering at the painting. He was a small, oldish man, he vore thick lensed spectacles He ilooped as if habitue.lly bent from jeering. A white gardenia blazed on his lapel, * * » '•\yHERE have you seen me?" Ann's companion asked She did not reply. She was be- Jinmng lo have a queer feeling in he pit ot her slomach. The oldish nan, obviously satisfied as lo the dcntily ot the painting, sealed iimsclf on Ihc far end of (he >ench. He removed his spectacles and lolished them wilh a clean hand- cerchief. Itis eyes were weak and •ed rimmed, they squinled against he light. With the spectacles back n piacc, he pulled a letlcr from u's pocket and carefully read it. foi-rified, Ann recognized the let- er as her own. Replacing Ilicsin- ;!e sheet in its envelope, the old- sh man leaned forward to peer at Ann's gardenia. She got hastily to 'her feet. In THE FAMILY DOCTOR Mollicr May 13c To J3fanic When Child Wets Bed TIP, AW MAN, MERE IS * \QQ [TOE MMCH RACE—UAR-RUt.\Pi!.': ~--<3WM-LVJE APPOINT BERTRAM /\ DIME YOU STAKEHOLDER?- UAK-HAK .''—O/CAM MOOCH YOUR PAL SQUIMTV is so FRE- 4\ " HV PINK-' OUT OF TOWN?— CAM VS CHEEKED YOU COVER ANOTHER HUNDRED, \\ CHUM-" AT OOOS?— YOUR 006 6Y£-8VE ) BUT NO RECENTLV V\<0M FIVE RACES, ,-'/ ODDS AS MAKING HIM "PREMIER CKOlK", ) { WE SAV IN PARIS ' ~7, ' I'D TAKE A \\IAlK vVlTll KV nit. MOKHiS K1SIIHE1N Editor, Journal of the American M u d i c ;i 1 Association, ami of Hygcla, Ihc Hrallh Maxa/mc Dr. Doris M. Odium points out that one of the commonest causes of bed-wetting is luck of cleauli- aml training in infnny and early childhood. Tills is usually Ihe fault ol the mother, and Is due sometimes to laziness or sheer indifference. In ether instances, il may lie that the mother wants to keep the child a baby us long as possible, and then, when a new baby comes, the moilicr suddenly wants the older child to become independent. She begins lo s;old the bed-wetter. Such treatment usually fails, and the constant nagging and sneering may destroy the child's self-cor.fir deuce. Noteworthy among Ihe recent investigations was the discovery ol Ihc fact that hcd-wclling is dutch more prevalent, among boys than iiniDii!- girls, bill the reason for this has never been satisfactorily discovered. Scientists believe tliHt it is probably due to the fa"t that nmiiuT.s show more in- cUilgrnrc Inward their sons. Occasionally, children wet the Announcements: The Cornier News has been formally authorise:) ( o arnonncc the following candidacies for office sub- jcct to the action of the Democratic primary in Auaust. MkMsvippj Coutitv Judge ROLAND GKEBN Slirriff and Collector IIAI.K JACKSON reunify Treasurer I*. I. 'IHM.VI GAtNKS '1 or -Second Tcrmi JACK I-1MLEY KOHtNSON County ;m;l I'rolwtc Clerk T. W. ('OTTER • For Second Term) bed because of some physical difficulty. Attempts are sometimes made to stop bed wetting by preventing the child from "having enough water. Actually this makes the condition worse because it makes the waste mutter more concentrated and, therefore, more irritating. In approaching the control of the condition Irom a psychological point of view. Di. Odium tjives a few exceedingly practical suggestions. Plenty of fluid should be given In the early part of the (lay, but little at the evening meal and none after (he evening meal, unless the child complains of thirst. Then only a little water should be sipped. Tea. coffee anti other caffeine drinks should not lie used by children. The room in which the child turning her back on lite oldish man, she faced the foyer, Her eye.s grew perfectly round, an amazed exclamation came softly from her parted lips. The foyer was alive wilh white gardenias. Backed by masculine or feminine lapels, they swarmed everywhere. To Ann's ora-wroughl imagination the gardenias seemed to float about in a disembodied fashion. The young man had also risen and hc-r "dazed eyes fled lo the flower in his buttonhole. "My gracious—" she murmured weakly. Ho watched her, puzzled. * * * Js'N put oul a linger and gingerly touched his gardenia. "Where did you gel il?" she asked sick with humiliation. "I went into Ward's drugstore on Ihe corner for a pack of ciga- rels—they're having an opening— giving away gardenias—isn't thai where you got yours?" "No," she said blankly. "No, I bought mine." "That's too bad. Fitly cents gone to the bow-wows." "A dime—just a dime—" She was unable to co-ordinale her whirling senses. Jler checks were hot, her hands cold. By this time the oldish man was wandering about (he foyer, peering hopefully at each gardenia. Ann saw him speak uncertainly fo ;i girl, saw Die girl laugh disdainfully, Refined gentleman—lonely—for an instant Anil's sympathy went out lo him. She turned to iho young man. "I owe yon an apology," she said. "I've made a terrible mistake." 'You were lo meet someone 'e," he deduced, "someone whom you did not know. He was ; to wear a while gardenia—" •( "Thai's right Please forgive me for speaking lo you." "Oil, that's all right." He shrugged lightly. '"Fraid you're going lo have trouble. The finr- dcnias seem to have picked on i this place to hold their annual convcnlion." He was laughing at her and Aim ; turned furiously away. She almost ! •stumbled over the oldish man who : was making for her bewildercdly. Ann heard the young man chuckle is she (led from the building. At he corner she slopped to snatch he gardenia from her lapel and fling if into the gutter. i "A sap," she wailed lo herself, j 'just a poor sap, that's all I am. i He did everything he could to dis- i xmrage me but I kept right on ' being a sap. Ho thought I was Irving to pick him up and Jic ', didn'l like il. Oil, oh! !" (Tii Be C'onlimicil) sleeps should he. well venti but HOI too cold. The liKlclothin-c'jf should be light and warm. The j garments worn nt night should notfi cause pressure or irritation. Some-!" times, raising; the loot of the bed f a few inches helps to relax pres- ] sure on the neck of the bladder. ; Facilities for developing the^ child's self-reliance should be closed to the bed. Sometimes a child will : react well if a receptacle is placed next to the bed where it can be seen. It is also suggested that U is good practice for all children to help in making up their beds, because this will give them pracllrol evidence of the unpleasantness of handling moistened bedclothing. Usually a child learns to slop tins habit between the ages of 18 months and two years. Persistent ! wetting of the bed at any age after five years is clearly a condition that ought to have serious alien--' lion. j f i Dcalli Hovers Over Cliair LONDON (UP)—While sitting in his favorite chair in the kitchen, : William Walsgrove, 56. collapsed ; and died. A few days later, his widow, 50, died suddenly while : . sitting in the same chair. HOLD EVERYTHING By Ciydo Lewis Tiic Conner News has b;cn nu- thorimd lo a-no'.iucc Ihe following candidacies for elnrtion at ths Municipal Klpct ion. lobe hold April 2.' -Miniirip.il Judge DOYLE HENDERSON i For Second Term* GKOP.GE W. BARH.iM Cilv Clerk m.\NK WHITWORTH CHARLES ,=HORT JOHN FCSTEIl f'ily .Mtnruc.v HOY NUI^ON PLKCY A. WRIGHT r Boss: I tun line only in spirit lotkiy. : couldn't gel out of bed this morjiiug.'

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