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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 5, 1940
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•PAGE FOUE. 13LYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HATNES,- Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Edllor SAMUEL f, NORRIS, Advertising Msnager Sole National Advertising Representatives' Arktntts Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. 'Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ot the post- Office 1 al Blytheville, Arkansas, under net ot Congress, October 9, 1917, Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevilic, I5c per week, or We per month. By mail, within & radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, fl.50 for six months, I5c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.60 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Intrudes Suppose you are a citizen of almost any country at war. You are gelling along nicely ;it your fiictovy job, ov you are bending over ;i sheaf of papers in yo.ur- office when the memorandum coriles. It says tersely, as if you are expected to understand: "Effective immediately, working hours will l)i> es- teiided to 60 each week and wages for hinirs worked above '10 will be subject to a 40 per cent levy." •Or maybe i(. isn't a memorandum. 1'erliftps it's an official government envelope that tells you wlierc to report for military service lhat will net you anywhere from 2..cents to $>1 a day, defending on what iinny you're in. • However it kits yon, you know that it/has come. The war that you knew ,yo\iv country was in has, al last, come _ .rijtlii up to your own front door. For a while you say lo yourself, "Thill's all right. I've got to do my part. I've got to help my country light dictatorship, or Communism, or impcri- .aljsm, or mesmerism or something, whatever it is," And you kick in. You fight and get wounded or you work at home under the fear of being bombed. .After you've begun to get a little tired of feeding your'family one pound of meal a week, cutting down on smokes when you need them most, dragging your tired frame home each -"night through hlacked-out streets, you •begin to wonder what it's all about— whiil are.yon doing it for, anyway? .. _So yo|i get together with some other people who feel (lie same way 'and ask- please couldn't your hours be cut before you're not good for anything and couldn't yon have just a little more pay: lo meet the prices that are shooting too high. And somebody pals your forehead and says with a kind of pious sigh, "C'cst le guerre," or "England expects every man .to do his duty," or "My country, right or wrong." Thai's the way it works, no mailer what side you're on. When war is vague, the slogans and the band music sound good, hnl when il hits you right ill the middle—that's riilferenl. That's why French labor is asking for better pay, shorter hours. That's why British women are uneasy about their rights. That's why German workers arc beginning to grumble a little, if Ihey think no one's listening. H takes a lot of hating (o keep up a successful front at home. Jf mutual good will and the removal ot iru- dilional causes of mistrust were the ultinuuc Eonl of Pan-Americanism, tins B oal has torn virtually achlcved.-Howarrt J. Trucblood of the Foreign Policy Association. The Story of Democracy By llcmlrlV Wlllrm van Democracy's Job Is to Care For Ali the People, All the Time Chapter Two I am deeply grateful lo the chief of stall ot Ilic united States Army. You remember wlml lie wild n few days ngo. He claimed Unit our nrmy was only 25 per cent reiuly for war and he blunted our lilstorltms for our national un- prcparcclne.'v';. "The historians," 6 o lie claimed, "by always representing our country us having been victorious In every war we ever fought, liavc spread the erroneous idea that one Amercinn can always lid; n domi foreigner!.. Therefore we nerd iiol WBfttc mir Imrd-fnnifcl dollars upon guns and Innks. I'or lei tlic inometU come that our .safety is llirrnlrned and (us the laic William Jennings Bi-yni) used lo tell Ilic multitudes) one .shnkc of our list "and n million fully-armed soldier:; will jump fortli from somewhere -or oilier." 1 Imi'c forgotten from where ewiclly Ihey were e.xpeck'd to jump forth, lully armed, If our arsenals had gnus for only n hundred thousand men. bin It mis a ptensnnt Men, flnllcrlnt,' to our pride. Sonic of our historians repeated this noble yarn until we came to believe it and by I'cfu.slnjj to vole money for our nrmy continued n stale of nlfaIrs highly detrimental lo out 1 national honor, for as several of the more reliable specialists upon this subject Imvc pointed oul, every one ol our wars during the lust century and a half have Invariably led up to n .series of disasters. And It was only after years of costly reorganization [hat we were finally able in gain a few victories. H was that way during the Revolution, which could have been won In a couple ol months if Hie patriots had only submitted to a lilllc more of thai discipline which finally was hiun- mcrcil inlo them by a number of foreign tlrill- maslcrs, Vrcnuh, German and Polish, The War of 1812 was an endless scries of dcleals nnd disasters. The city of Washington was taken by the British. The Capllol and the White House ami most other public buildings were plundered and burned. And although Ihc American troops gained one signal victory nt New Orleans, peace had already been signed and Gcneml Jackson's successful action therefore came too late to do any* good. The war wilh Mexico might have been over one whole year sooner it several ol the milllia regiments had not- refused to continue lo light _ after their first term of enlistment had run oiil. And Ihe Civil Wur, If Ihe Northern regiments hud ueen duly prepared and equipped, could have been over in a year or .so. Instead of that, It lasted almost four years, because it took both NoKh and South almost two years to yet their forces Into .shape. During the Spanish-American War, lack ol pretmrntlnn ouis'rd the itcnlh of more men by preventable diseases Ilian all conflicts on llie field o! b.-ittlc'. In .spite of all of which information to Ihc contrary. «> our chief of stuff chiims, the average American schoolboy Is.draught up lo believe Unit ihc history of the Hulled Stales has never scat an Amcricnn army defeated. And, if (hat Is I rue—ho begins to reason—why waste billions of dollars iijxm n preparation which we really do not need? for our genius for fighting is suth (hat in of a national menace, millions of men, fully equipped, will l;c found ready to rush forth lo triumph, etc., etc. 1 am afraid lhat Ihe chief of staff was entirely righl in all of his contentious. Hut- perhaps he was nol entirely right j,, blaming all our historians for this inlsrcpreseiiliilion of the lads. Our .serious historians not only know nil till;; but they Imvc .said so in their books. Only, who reads an American history? Fewer than 'ar; of our people will rend books on American history The other 88% gel their Information from their textbooks. Hence our one-sided view of our military history and lience-by the same lokrn-our j'.lmwl, complete ignorance about the development of the democratic idea throughout the agc.s. And Ihe danger ihnl lurks in their ignorance of these (acts may prove as disastrous jis cm- refusal m recognize lhat armed preparation and civic preparation, boll, of them, depend lor their success upon the ceaseless watchfulness and earc of all Ihc people, all nf the lime TUKSDAY, MARCH 6, 19-10 Paul Hayden would give me < « •••— vi:sr;:ititXyi Aim nnd. cian'i "<'«( n K"rl»h, unuitrnfllvr ,.—v. l>itl xefllrn Uoui III? voiiljiiiii) || nlfiinl*. l \*l. m *"' r K 11 *'*' 1 ---'*, -.. - -.jJIJtni'u room*, cxplufiiK flint n lormiT «imc<! lioiitM her (unit. lure. Aim ,. H ._ tno, Flornkellv «njr», It H llil-m. kmjivB licur Ifi Ann jjoiiderj* her uJvJoc, CHAPTER X! i, have nlcr Ikiugn, gone to bed when Clara came in. "Have ii good time?" she asked. "Pretty good. Wo saw a keen Picture but we couldn't get anything to eat because Sara wos broke. I don't think I'll go out wilh him any more," she said, get- tw>g out of her dollies. "Why? Don't you like him?" Ann remembered the kiss on the "You're {join« ( 0 be in hnl liy 7 lonit>lit or )'„, pound some sense inlo Unit eniply hwnl oi' ymtr.v!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson is x=\se>ES'ros -ANIIAAAL, /\AIMER.Al_, OR VEGETABLE IN ORMC3IM ^> WITH 8L.OSSOAAS .AS LARGE ^\S •S/\i_AD p=t_,Arres CAN BE PRODUCED 6V.ADDIN& THIAAAIhJ, x-\ VITAMIN, TO WATER USED ONI THE GROWIMG PLANTS. ANSWK1!: Miner;,!. Qw.'bcv. Canada. Chief ix coni|i.irc ouicc is around Aibc:,tos, niodn n Firemen Wait 2 Years And Al! for Nothing tup) - Two GRANGER. Wasl years ago Granger organized "the finest volunteer fire department in Ccnlral Washington' Darwin Davis as assistant ddef. But now they're considering all sorls of dire action against Davis because he -spoiled the chance the department had nwaltcd for two years. For 24 months members ol the wail ins for Die day they could show their prowess in a real lire. 11 fmally came and when the lire alarm rang Ihc members llirned out. in force —all except Davis. Not waiting for (heir a.s- .,,...K.K.-V ... sisliuil chief, the'volunteer lire- imd mimed' 11 " 11 dashed lo the scene. • - They found uavls coining out ol (he house, (heir dratiuntion. He] •1 like him nil righl, but he has to support his old lady." Clara dabbed cold cream on her face. "Whs: difference does that make?" "I'm not hitching up with any Kuy who's got lo share his pay check!" There it was again, every girl searching for a husband. Ann reasoned, "Bui you don'l have to many n man just because you go lo a movie \vith him." "Say, nil not wasting my time." uira turned out (he light and climbed inlo bed. "Gee, 1 wish 1 could get a guy like Paul Hayden." "What's so wonderful about him?" Ann asked. "He's class, that's what lie is. All the girls in the store, even some of (lie married ones, are milking a play for him." Ann thought this over. Perhaps Paul had reason far his wariness. "Listen, Clara," she asked, "why do you and all the othev girls want lo gel married?" "What else is there for us to wnnt?" "Don'l you want something better than this, Clara?" "What in the world is tho mal- i?r \Yilh ink?" Ann tried lo explain. "Some people live pleasantly. The men earn a good living, the women keep house. They have children, , nice; clean little kids—they use (hick white towels and linen napkins—they have Christmas trees and presents—if they get sick a nurse tomes lo lake cave of Ihcm. mean, Don', you see what I Clara' Clara settled herself comfir- Uibl.v, Ann's words had not awakened one spark in her consciousness. "That may be fine tor some folks," she said sleepily. "Us girls in the 10-ccnl stove don't wanl kiris, clean or ;;ny other kind." She Mirrel restlessly. "Gee, I wish arose early (he following morning. Clara, accustomed to standing at Ihc slovc while she drank a cup of muddy coftce was amazed, even faintly displeased, to and a table neatly set. She ate in her balhrobe, grumbling meanwhile. Hiding to the city on the El, they I'scussert the girls on the third .oor. Neddy and Teddy piloted elevators up and down in the Sampson building. TJiev danced every night of. the week. They w Cr ? S 1 ,^ most Popular girls in the west Side tavern set. "Does Myrtle have dates, too?" Ann asked, remembering the forlorn little person. "No. Myrtle is married to Mrs. toilets son. He's in the pen. you mean the penitentiary?" "Sure he's in the penitentiary," Uava was saying. "He winged a cop in a hold-up. Myrtle was going to have a baby and they needed money." She spoke quite calmly. jjWhere is Myrtle's baby?" "H was born dead when he got pinched." "Oh, the poor kids." "yeah—too bad. That's why I wish Paul Hayden would fall for ne. Ho isn't the kind lo get mixed ip with the cops or come home •oaring drunk every Saturday light. He'd be square, Paul Jlay- len would." "Clara—I've got a date to go to he movies with Paul Hayden " "Well, I'll be darned. All us girls have been treating him like he king of. Shcba. You come ilong and give him a tongue lash- ng. And he takes you to a movie. '11 be darned." Ann changed the subject. "Tell me about Florabelle. She showed me her apartment last night." "Swell dump. I don't sec why he doesn't marry one of her swell riends." "She must have a good job" \rm suggested. "Saleslady at IheDressy Shoppe. Jets ?15 a week." ''But she has lovely things, Clara—a telephone and radio— low does she do il?" Clara shrugged her plump honldet-s. "She gels a commission un sales—she says. She has first !hoice " when they mark clolhes down—she says. Mosl of her duds lave been relumed or have sorne- hing the matter wilh them—she ays." 'Oh." Then, "She's all right, sn'l she?" "Far as-I know. Smarter t'lan he rest of us, (hat's all." Clara giggled. "I know one of her boy friends. He's our postman—simply gaga over Florabelle. He never gels anything but an icy stare bv.t hu keeps coming, week after wee': Sometimes Florabelle lels him and sometimes she don'l." C'la' laughed merrily. t * * "PHE girls parted al the corner of Slale and Dearborn. Ann's hcavl sang. II was fun to live with Clara, lo gossip on the trip lo (he city. She had n date lo go (o tho movies with Paul Hoyden. It Wasa beautiful world. Paul called in the aflerjioon Mrs. Pringle raised her eyebrows as she handed (he telephone to Ann. "It's a man," she mouthed silently. Ann said, a bit breathlessly, Hello." "Ann?" "Yes." "Paul." "Ah—the ambassador of the elves. What's new in fairyland?" His answering chuckle was deep nnd satisfying. "I've got inside ntormation that Mickey Mouse is staging a riot at the Gariield," "Sounds interesting." "That's out our way. I'll call for you 'bout 7 if satisfactory." "Uh-huh—perfect. I'll have time to change." "Be seeing you." * * + r jnilE remainder of (he day had rose-colored frills. Ann sang it her work, she dialled and aughcd wilh Mrs. Pringle. "Who is it, Ann?" the older voman asked. "Paul Hayden—slock man at the 0-eent slore." "Your kind?" It was a subtle,-, compliment. ' 'He's nice—I like him." 'Don't fall in love wilh him, Ann." "A lot of good it would do me," he laughed. "Whal do you mean?" "He's- a woman hater." ''He .won't hate you. Listen, \nn—" Mrs. Pringle was nol :lever. Life had sapped her until she was the mere shell of a voman. She groped from her slore of experience lo find advice 'or the girl. "You're meant for letter things. You're not like us." She spread her hands in a coni- irehensive gesture. "Don't spoil vour chances by falling in love h a man who will pull yon clown lo his level and keep you here.-" "I won't, Mrs. Pringle," Ami old her seriously. "I'm going oi.. lusl how I'll 'gel there, I don'l ;no\v. But there must be a way md I've got to find It!" , (To Be Continued) " • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REQ. O. ». TAT. Orr I. 0. Tests Help Scientists Classify People According to Their Mentality . had arrived ahead of the department and put. the fire oiil. A huge 1000-year-old cypress nl New Hern. N. C.. is one of Ihc most OUT OUR WAY J. K. Williams ...... „ ....... department, drilled taithtully, I famous trees in America, DO VOU THINK THIS LETTIM' A HELPLESS GUY LIKE HIM MAKE SUCH A SA.P OUT O ME IS UBUU. TO MAKE HIM COM- EC. OVER- I DON'T SEE WHV-- IT!S NOTHIM' PE EVEN) HIM TO GET ccwcerrED . A6OU7. THE NWORRV WART OUK BOARDING IJOUSli with Major Hooplc E&AD y VWAT A SPECTACLE/ VIE STAND OKJ THE 8R1MK Op HlSH AOVJENiTURe.THe RftCE OF THE CEWURV, AMD THERE LIES JAKE, NUMB f^ A HERRIM6, IMMERSED IN DOLL SLOMB5PJ- — -TOO CHURLISH EVEM TO 6O TO THE TRACK WITH os TO seeY BOY?— covse OM, PCP, RUN— HAR-RO.MPH.'?,) THIS is YOUR DAY I t-tOP£ JAKE TWWKS EMT6RIMG IttS DO<=, |rO A RACE IS LIKE TRSlM&TO WHALES WA,SAN)DPlLe DOESM'T DOES ME ; SCRAM, OLD >OP ^ _T EVJCM SLEEP UWH CHARMS/ iiv momus ITSHBKIN Kdilor, .Journal of Hie American Medical Association, anil of Hygci;i, (he Health Magazine Various authorities estimate that as many as 5 per cent of the people of the United States are fcc- blc-mindcd. A feeble-minded person is nol insane. He is one whose mind has not fully developed. K Is rather difficult lo say just, what Is a normal mind and what is a subnormal mind. Therefore, tests have been developed which arc known us intelligence tcsls. According lo these intelligence tests, we can rate human beings as being normal, lew than normal and absolutely abnormal. The normal human lieiiiy an intelligence (tuoticnt which is based on a lest wilh a rating of 30 to 110. II his rating is from 80 to 00, he is said to be dull, and a rating from '10 lo 80 puts him on Ihc borderline. A rating uelow 10 indicates feeble-mindcdncss. The various degrees of feebleminded persons have been clussi- fied as high grade, middle grade and low grade morons; imbeciles and idiot.s. Since Ihe idiol is Ilic lowest classification we will begin with of mentality, thai. An idiot has the mentality ol an infanl and is almosl helpless. One type of idiol is known as Ihe mi- erocephalic because his brain i.s so small. Another form of idiocy develops when there is Insufficient action ol Ihc Ihyroid gland. Fortunately wilh Ibis type, administration of thyroid substance brings which incut of about, (hat of a child ol 12, obviously Insufficient to enable them lo assume responsibilities. The vast number of studies which have been made in recent years of the intelligence ot children have yielded some important facts. The studies show that, women arc nol inferior to men mentally but there arc no races that aru much .smarter than other races as a whole. There is a tendency for continuous marriage of people with low I. Q.'s to other people with low I. Q.'s and of people with high I. Q.'s lo oilier people wilh high I. Q.'s. thus tending to fix the I. Q. for different classes of people. about improvement. One form of idiocy for science as yet has nothing definite Sun Appears After 31 Years LONDON <U1>> — Although Mr. < Nelly Gardner of Gosport, Ifauts. hadn't seen her .son Leonard for 31 years, she said: "Thai's Len" when lo oner is thai of Ilic Mongolian she heard a knock on her door ihc idiols. Tho present belief Ls thatjother night. The door opened and they arc wholly abnormal. There into the room strode a man in the | are practically no records of Die uniform of a Caimdiim soldier, occurrence of such an idiol twice in the same family. Morons reach n menial dcvelop- uniform of a Caimdiim And lie was Ixonard. Read Ccurier News muni ads. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Announcements: The Courier NcXvs has been lor- mally authorised to announce (lie following candidacies for office subject to Ihe action o! Die Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Counly .lutlgc ROLAND GREEN Sheriff ami Colleclor IIALE JACKSON ('fiunly Treasurer II. I.. I HILLY) GAINKS iFor Second TcruO JACK KINLEY ROBINSON County unit Probate Clerk T. W. POTTER 'For Second Term) The Coulter News has bren an- Ihomcd to announce Ihe following candidacies for election nt ths Municipal Klpctlon. to lie held Apr)! 2. j Jud^e ; DOYLE HENDERSON j (For Second Term) < GEORGE W. BAKHAM City Clerk 1TJANK WHITWORTH CHARLKS SHORT City Allorncv HOY NL'OSOiV 1'iiRCY A. WRIGHT "lii-llo, honey (hie)—Iio\v iliil Ilic tolly (urn mil you IKK! cooling on the poryli?". __-,

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