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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 4, 1940
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•PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' . - k. W. HAINES, Publisher J. ORAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager , SOl* Nations) Advertising Representatives: Ar)i»jw« Dullies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit,' Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered RE second class matter st the po«t- offlce »t BlyUieville, Arknnsas, under act of Congress,. October 9, 1917. Served by the Unllcd Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By carrier In Ihe City of Blythevlllo, 15e per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of M miles, $3.00 per year, *).60 for six months, 75c for Uirec months; by mall In postal, zones two to six Inclusive, $8.60 per ycnr; In zones seven iind eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Old Newspapers Are Life-Savers The reporter tcavs Ihc last sheet, ot paper out of his typewriter just before his newspaper goes to presB tint) says, "That's that." The circulation man tosses the lust bundle on a truck and .iiiurtmu's, "That's the cud of thai." You finish reading your home edition, pjle it with the rest of Ihe papers on .the .basement stairs and sigh, "Fiuisli- btl.iviUi (hat one." :'•'.;'But are you? Vvinil .dill you ,wrap your lunch in today? What did you Spread over the floor when you painted the ceiling last night? How did you Carry that pair of shoes to the cobbler? What are you using to stud" up that hole in the window until you get around to repairing it? The average life of your newspaper may be far morn fa.snnating than you imagine. It may take a circuitous route before it gets into the hands of llic old-paper dealer. It may participate in the drama of the beginning and the end of life itself. For example, when someone in the poorer .sections of the city calls the Chicago Maternity Center and asks ,for'a doctor to make a delivery, the cajler is instructed, among other things, to -collect some newspapers. When a physician and his nurse arrive, they •spread the papers over the furniture in' the expectant mother's room because they are usually the cleanest coverings available. : Surgical instruments n'rc" ol'leji laid on newspapers just after they have bceiV-steriliml. Food is spread out on ii^vspapers at picnics and pantry shelves arc sometimes lined with printed-sheets. If a rainstorm COIIIOH up suddenly, you're as likely as not to whip out the paper you're carrying and save your bonnul from ;i fatal dousing. Papers are published to be read, of course. But editors don't mind if you feel like using 'old copies to paper the kitchen. They don't care what you do with (hem after you've read them. As a.mailer of fact, you'd feel pretty lost if you couldn't lind a newspaper to wrap up the jar of pickled peaches you're about to send over to grandma. More to Come- Mrs. Elinor Hi. JierHck, regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in New York, said she was "furious" when she discovered that the topic of a speech she was to deliver Bunder sponsorship of the New York The Story of Democracy By Hendrlk WilLfm vmi I.ooii Rise and Fall of Democracy Is a Story 2500 Years Old Chapter One You will remember as n child when yon uau lo take medicine how your mother pcrtmadcd you to swallow Hie horrible stud first, ol nil. And when that Imd been done, yon received a cookie or a piece of chocolate to make you lor- gct your agony. Today, I shall follow a similar method. 1 stia" ask you to read tlio following passages, hclorc we proceed (o a discussion ot the story LW- mocrncy, through the ages. * * + First of all comes n king—a chieftain—a man on lior.scbnck. <£o Is- mmolnled by iin aristocracy, n eioii)) of those who assisted him durliiB >ilt> rise lo power, bill tills arislocrncy KracjilalJy mnkes common wuisfi with (lie rich people and evc/itiinlly lliey arc succeeded by the rich, oy Ihc men of business, pretending never so miicn us to see those whom they liove .lircndy ni!ne<i —Inserting their sting (Hint Is their money) Into anybody who Is not on his guard n^nliisl them nnd recovering the principal siun ninny lime.'; over. That Is the way in which they ihaKe drones mid paupers lo abound In Ihc sUle. "Finally- Iheir victims cnn no longer .viand it nnd Uicy atiack the rich. They kill iiiniiy and exile sonic nml to the others they 1 give tt'liiu (hey call equality of freedom ant) power. ' "Immediately they use Ihelr power"to increase the dole and to give themselves nli Ihc mcii'- tivo offices. . , "They flutter Die multitude.') ;iml pumper them until all rule becomes nnnrohy, all Jilnn- dards nrc debased by omnipresent vulgarity antl manners arc coarsened by unhindered insolence nnd abuse. '"Hie mad purtmlt of wealth destroys an oligarchy, but excess of liberty destroys a democracy, for the father descends lo Ihe level of tlie sou and the master fears and natters his pupils. The pupils despise their teachers. Young and old nrc alike, and the young man Is on the level with Ihc old one nnd ready lo compete with him In word or deed. This excess ol liberty causes slavery of the worst sort, and the most aggravated form of tyranny arises cmt of the most extreme form of liberty. "In the etui, this becomes unbearable. Tlie rich, afraid that democracy .will bleed them to death, Ijcgln to cohspirc against the democratic lenders, and meanwhile some enterprising fellow comes along and promises the poor he win make an cud lo all their misery if they will only follow him as their leader. lie promises everything lo everybody nnd hastens to surround himself with ,111 army, ire kills his enemas an" then kills those of his friends whom he has reason lo suspect. Finally, || C purges the state and establishes n dictatorship. "The fiw rciisoiiablc' inch ,-ire like civilized human beings fallen among the wild beasts, and Uicy retire, if they waul lo save themselves, and wall until Die storm hus passed by." * * * That, us you might think, is nol an editorial from a local Bolshevik newspaper. It Is a translation of ccrtnln passages to be found In llic works of Plato. He Was considered the most intelligent student ol politics in Ills day. And he lived twenty-ayo lii'.ndrcd years ago. NEXT: Democracy's Job Is to Watch and Care for All the I'copln All \ht Time. OUT OUR WAY Labor Club had been advertised as "Labor and the JfMO Kleclion.s." Mrs. Ilcr- rick withdrew from (lie radio program for which she was scheduled, alter pointing to the recently adopted Hatch act which forbids political activity on the part of any federal officeholder. "f happen lo take 1113- la ws seriously," •she said. One wonders how many other political jol>secker.s arc KO \\\K to take the law seriously when the campaign gets hot. The Hatch act is pretty specific' —but |),c leniplalion lo mingle, in politics may become pretty strong. By J. R. Williams OUR SIDE GLANCES by MONDAY, MARCH 'i, 19' SmiALSTQRY $15 A WEEK BXCOUISE HOLMES "Can't you jusl go inlo Ihc boss' ollicc witboul going i ;itl thai preparation?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson . M. RIG. V. 5. PAT. Off. OF THE CHAULMOOGPA TREE, OR IfMDtXX, ARE WORTH AAORE THAN TO HUMAN/JTX/ OIL. EXTWXXCTED FROA\ THEAA IS 1KI VKSTKUOAVt Aim make, a vlwir (o I'nul tlinl «ke hiu no lu- li'Hlloii of miirrjIiiK him, uiid Ihci ««reo on n niuvjc ilntv. l.ultfr Khc uu'etH the oilier moment lu iter '"•lie, i>rotnlNi'» lo uminire' a Onto lilt Auu »ooii. CHAPTER X QLAUA said, "This is our place, Ann. Come in and start living with me." Ann followed her into a small living room. Worn carpel, sagging chairs, limp curtains, grimy walls covered with pictures. Evidences ol Clara's artistic attempts crowded the room. Artificial flowers, blatantly artificial, sprangled from cheap vases and bowls. The pictures were garish and impossible. Little china dogs and cats and i elephants littered the tables and j window sills. A col, covered with « pseudo-oriental rug, did duty as a davenport. Off the living- room, was the kitchen, a small cupboard arrangement wilh doors swung wide. Through a door- in another wall, Ann glimpsed a bedroom. In spite of the atrocious color combinations, (be place bad a homey pleasant air. Clara led llic way to the bedroom. Anil's quick eye noliced lhat Ihe bed was a good inch thicker than the ODD she had loft. Clara pulled back a curtain which hung from a slielf. "This is the closet. See—You can have halt and two drawers in (lie dresser. Pretty nice diggin's, don't you think?" They were interrupted by a quick knock on the door. ""It's Sain," Clara exclaimed, "my boy friend—the one I lold you about." She opened the door to admit a big, loose-jointed youth who looked most uncomfortable in a -necktie and ill-filling- suit. "Hi, Sport," Clara greelcd him. "Come here, Ann, nnd meet Sam Little. Lillle—" she laughed. "Isn't that n name for him?" The yoimg man awkwardly held out his hand and Ann pul hers into it. His hand was huge, hard as a (able top. "How do you do," she said. '"Jo." Clara bustled into her coat. "We're going to the movies. Make yourself at home, Ann." "I will." She watched them as they went down tlie stairs. She saw Sam kiss Clara at Ihe turn. She stood there :i moment, thinking of Clara and Sam? Were they in Jove? Was lhat why they had kissed? Strangely enough, Ann had never been kissed. The reason was mute simple. There had been no opportunity while sha traveled SCIENTISTS NOW CAN DUPLICATE THE "COLO L.K3HT" OF THE F=ICERL>^ BUT IT \S TOO COSTLY / TO BE PRACTICAL. NAME A COUNITRV OR STXXTE THAT BE<£>INIS, BUT DOES NOT END, WITH THE LETTER. * .corn. rxoarncAStnviCE. •> ANSWER;. Afghanistan and Arkansas.. NEXT: \\liat-ll\iamin docs lo growing Streamlining Extends To Hot Dog of 1940 ——*•»- t CINCINNATI, o. (UP>: _ The 'hidden vyclner" .sandwich is thc- wrinkle In Uol rtogs beins i-ookcd up for Ihc pujoymcnt "ot Amcricnu tascball i a iis next sum- wr. • "ill Golding. former University of Cincinnati foolball halfback. Is collaliorallng with annlhcr Clncin- nnll rc-sirtcnl on ih c new marvel. Their hofdOK bun comes from the bnkcry wiUi (lie wcincr aud nnislnrrt. or. horscindWi if you will, already baked inside Ihc dough. The bun Is placed in a warming oven at the ball park ami served hot lo customers. Goldhij? says the new invention —for which a paicul lias been applied—eliminated (lie annoyance of messing around with knivc H nnd fork* 'and mustard and horseradish attendant lo the 1 old-fashioned hot dog. Elementary schools of Bucking- hamshire, England, provide hot initi-doy meiils lo students at four cents ;i liciicl. Rend Courier News -want ads. NO WONDER DIVORCE IS IMCREA5IM& AMOMQ VOUMQ PEOPLE/ WHY, A OWALRY- WITH A SABER. COJLD GALLOP By A LQ\F AND DO A BETTER, JOB OF SLICIMG- I MEASJ SLASH IMG ' SORMTHlRiy YEARS Too SOOM EGAD, TIFFANY, WITH THE § DftY AWAY, YOU SIT AS SEREWE AS T.HE MOONLI6f{r SO ffi FAILS'AND MARTHA ^, vc nw 0) BETTER BOOK PASSAGE-TO TORT-AU |7 PRIt-Jfe OR SEEK REFUGE IN SOME Ji REMOTE ISLAMD'IM Trie ADRIATIC.' WHWLL i DO,MAJOR,WALKTHE'J CeiUN6~-OR. PERFORM TH& £ O^CEOFTYIE SEVEN vJBLS?— SAY, I HEARD YOU MftRCH1N& l^LL rJlGHT—"-VOO'O BETTER STRAP | YOURSELF TO THE TICK OR i ' YOU'RE GOISJ& TO POP AMD eo TO PIECES LIKE A FIRECRACKER..' ^fcC~3 <•• •/'/////, UVJI66S IS !h TERRIBLY , from one end ot ihe counlry (o lie other with Pete, always under the watchful eye of her molher. And (here had been no opportunity since. She thought of Paul Hayden with a quickening of the pulse. Perhaps he would kiss lii>r some day. But no, he was afraid of _-. -. afraid lhat ono of them might marry him. * * » ^NN went back to the bedroom, She put clean newspapers in the dresser drawers and carefully placed her few belongings in neat piles. Clara's jumbled toilet ar- ucies had been moved (o one side and she set out her jars and boxes, comb and powder puff. She got the wire hangers from her bag and hung up her dresses and coats. A warm feeling of homo enveloped her. The girls in the hall had been friendly. It was nice lo Know (liat Clara would come in later. She had a date for the next evening—a dale with Paul Hayden. Perhaps life had found her at last. 'Mind if T come in?" It was Florabelle, still in (he orchid draperies, slill insolently smoking. "Mind? I should say not. Sit down." Ann came from the kitchen and dropped lo a chair, curling one fool under her. "God, I'm sleepy," Florabelle groaned, throwing herself among the rainbow hued cushions on ihe cot, stretching her long, lovely body. "Didn'l gel in until <! this morning." "Gracious—I'm afraid I couldn't work if I s t a y ccl out so iatc •., Florabelle said, "Guess you haven t been around much, Aiin " "No—well, in a way, yea. I've lived in almost every cily in the United Stales. I've stayed in the best hotels and—" "Well, well—" Plorabclle sal up. Looks arc certainly deceiving. I thought you'd come from Yahoo or somewhere. Not that you look like a hick. What are you doing in a dump like this? Lost your cunning?" Ann flushed. "I traveled with my father. He died a year ago. I've been on my own since." "Oh, I see." Florabelle got (o her feet, yawning. "Come over and see where I hang out." She trailed across Ihe hall and Ann followed. Stepping inside Florabelle's door, her eyes opened wide. s- * * HE apartment, architecturally speaking, was like her own, but the furnishings were vastly different. The walls were pale yellow, the woodwork had been painlcd silver, the carpel was dove gray Chromium glittered. • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. nee. u. s. m. Parenls Who Arc Sympathetic, Sincere Can Banish Night terrors in Children IJY UK. MOKIHS FISHBlilN | fears, he Occasionally children wake up, the causes and shrieking and crying, in the middle ol Hie night, and it i.s difficult, for parent:; lo calm them. Sometimes youngsters scream when they seem lo be .sound asleep. These conditions are commonly called igbt terrors. Ocrnsionallv. nig!;! '.errors may be related to the fact that Ihe child lias eaten too much before going lo bed or that he has slept in an awkward position. Sometimes i| will be caused by a radio program that is full of shooting and horror; a movie of a lypc lo stimulate a fear reaction. Occasionally children have sucli reactions To)lou"big auto accidents or toiiMlcclomics. serious falls. psychlogist-s believe that night terrors can be controlled if (he child understands them. Usually, children hesitate to describe Ihelr dreams because of the fear lhat adults will make fun of them. If I iu> child is awakened thoroughly, howevnr, allowed to rest for ;\ lew minutes and thru cn- cmuuanl to talk freely about his Announcements: The Courier News hus been formally authorised to announce the folloivin? candidacies for office subject lo the action ot the Oclno:ra(tc primary in Angus!. Miysissippi Counl.v .ludjc ROLAND GREEN Sheriff anil Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer H. L. <BILLY> GAINES Tor Second Tcrin* JACK V1NUEY ROiUN'BON' County and I'robalc Clerk T. W. POTTER (For Second Term) usually remember describe l-he dreamt; .which led to llic night terror. If (lie nature of (he dream is explained lo the child, he may lose some of his fear and distress. Children arc much more susceptible to suggestion thnn are adults. If, before Ihe child goes lo bed. adults Indicate earnestly that he will fall asleep promptly and will sleep quietly Ihroughout the night, tlio effect on the child may be beneficial. Psychiatrists point out, lhat some children do better if they try to substitute pleasant dreams for bad ones. If parents- ask the child before going to bed what he would like lo dream about nnd Mien suggest some pleasant experience, Ihe result, may be satisfactory. Frc- Thero was p. low davei flanked correctly by (wo ( stuffed chairs and a coffee with a glass top. Lamps am Irays and pictures of men : upo.ii other tables. A radio, cased in aquamarine colored j hummed softly. The room ornate, cheaply and fantasti modern. "It's—it's very lovely." said. "it'll do." Florabclle pi the bedroom dooi- open and received another shock. The was low and wide, it was soil thick, a velvet cover fell tc floor. The dressing (able, sinnll chesls separated by a .' stood below an immense, dr mirror. There was a gold brc slipper chnir and a wardrobe, door of the wardrobe stood'* and Ann saw vows of gowns, i on a rack, hats in transp; boxes. Beside the bed, c chromium table, stood an : telephone. Ann said, "I want lovely il some day." "Why don't you have their t * * ANN'S eyes widened. "I afford them. I only make teen a week." 'It isn't what you make, how you mnnagc." Ann looked dazed. "If you i the answer I wish you'd pass to me." "Get men to give you what want." "I don't know any men. , way, I wouldn't—" "I said I'd fix you up." F.' belle looked Ann up and d' her eyes drowsy and specuh "f went with a rich guy d she slid. "Ho boiiglil fhis for me because he said I dear beautiful surroundings. He the place redecorated and Mrs. Follet to have (he badii" put in." Ann lookeil at her new fi ; with faint suspicion. J'Wasn't a great deal to accept fro man?" Florabelle started lo laugh, thought bctlci- of it. "We we: be married," she said. "He getting fhe place ready for u "And did something Jiappe him?" "Yes, something happened.' "Oh, I'm sorry." "You needn't be." The felcp" rang and PJorabelle hurried guest out. "Come every few ; ules," she said. Ann went back to the carpet and artificial flowers, sat cjoivn .ami .thought for a time, '• ' (To Be Continued)' ciucntly, Ihe telling of bcdtim rles will result in pleasant di However, stories full of witches nnd goblins are not lo yield a restful nighl. Night terrors occur parlic in children who do not like to sleep and who put up an mcut before going to bed. In casc-s. il is possible that t nrc a reaction of the child fi ing compelled lo go to sleep, Baby of 20 Months Weighs 50 I 'GLOUCESTER. Mass, (t Joe Uamlnzza. Jr.. who wcigl pounds although lie is only F old. thinks his 20-monlli-old er Sam may lake from b;j title "America's biggest b Sam now weighs 50 p onlj' 10 jxmiufc less I han weighed at- (lint, age— bill, hi cnls say he is growing falter tiny. Joe readied a' top weight In 1938, but lost poundage critically ill of pneumonia. ever, he btill needs crutches around. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyda Lewis The Courier News has been authorized to announce Uin following ramiidacie.s for election «l the MH- nictpiil Medina to be held. April 2. .Municipal Judge DOYLE HENDERSON" iFov Second Term) OEORGE W. BAHHAM City Clerk FRANK WH1TWORTH CHARLES SHORT JOHN TOSTKU. City Attorney HOY 'NL'UiON PERCY A. WRIGHT "One more ijucslion, gcnllcnicn—\vlml and is your

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