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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 6, 1940
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'PAGE FOUR iS .(ARK.) COURIER"NEWS WUDNESMV, MARCH THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Edllor T, NORRIS, Advertising Manager 'Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, CDIcaso. DC- lr?it, ; Oklthoma City, Memphis. ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ^ Entered (is second class nmllcr at the post- office id Blj'Uieville, Arkansas, under net ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By'currier ID the City of Blythcvlllc, lie |>er weei, or 6Ec per month. • By mall, within a rodlus of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, i1.$0 for six months, 15o for three mom w: by wall Jn posts! zones two to sis Inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and ei^ht, 510.00 per year, payable In advance. He Still Pay&-djler 68 Yean A cheering testimonial in the .solidity of the. American homo is llic story ol Horace G. Smith, 75-year-old property owner of Denver, Colo. Severn! clays ««o, Mr. Smith went down to Denver's city hall mid l»»i(l ,$21:60 in taxes on his home. Thousands of other citiy.cns came down to pay 'their tuxes, but Mr. Smith's iipi>«ii'- 'n'lice was reniarknljle inasmuch as it i waN'Uio G8(!i (imc h« and his father .before him had paid taxes on the sann; .lio.use. Together, f;ither and won have paid, the city four times what llic house . is worth today. ..The Smith house was built in 187H, : after the family decided to tear down the .log cabin in which they wore living on the same site. In 1875, the house was •valued al S3000. Today it is worth ?520. During the years, the Smiths .'have'paid a total of about ?2000 in . taxes. "' 'It is good Hint there arc people like the Smiths—people who value all the things for which home stands. They keep the nation anchored. They are the folks who maintain a stolid faith in the fillurc of their country. They know '.that, while life all around them may change, democracy and common rights j)ced not be disturbed so long as they liang on to the idea that a house is worth paying taxes on for 60 or 70 years. '-, persons who attach that much scn- timehlal value to a home arc pvctty Apt 'to lake (heir government scrio'u.s.'y. They, are likely to be discerning about the type of officials they duel, and they will probably recogni'/.e political charlatans when they come along. You've got lo be pretty fond of a place to slay in il for G8 years. You've got to be particularly passionale about it-when the plumbing begins to leak and the porch has to be bolstered tip and the ceiling needs lo he veplaslcretl for the eighth time. You've got to be oblivious to the modernism of the day, content with the old and established. Not so much in dreadnaughls and fortresses but rather in the staunchness of people, like the Smiths lies America's defense against the: intrusion ol foreign concepts, the invasion of alien armies. We need some common L«rjor Frances Perkins. •The Story of Democracy HejiUrlk WHJtjii van Loon soiisc.—Sccrctary 'if Il-i5 tearing their (the ncpnbliriins'i heart- slrlngs to see the main source of ilicir campaign revenue last, When they can no longer bestow special favors in llic wny of tariff benefits, it will be impossible to fry fnt out of the special privilege groups.—ncprcscnlnlivc Holi- crl L. Doughton (Dem,, N. c.). The 'Ideals ol' Democracy Get Pushed Into Lhe Background Chapter Three In his recent book, "After llic Deluge." Leonard Woolf makes Iho following stalcmcnl. "The kind of lives men lead and the civilization which they enjoy arc determined by the equilibrium or Ii\ck of equilibrium between these factors-political In.slttullons, Ihe economic slru«- tiire of I heir society :ui(l its social Ideas and ideals." In our (lay and 11(50 when the wj-ciillcd Kco- noinic interpretation of History seems on me point of (irivlni? out every other theory mid philosophy, il is plcnsanl lo conio across lhat bit. ol sound common sense, Mun Is not and probably never will he un entirely logical being. He will lie influenced Hi his decisions not only hy Ills desire for food and lodging bul nlso by certain ideal considerations which have nothing whatsoever lo do with his purely physical desire lo .survive. H has always been (lint way. Indeed. I think tl IK safe lo say lhat many more people have been killed for Ihe right K> believe Hint which Ihcy wanted to believe limn In Iheir west for food and homes and clothing. Wltli tlio penetration of Miirxiiin ideas <n peuelrallon which has gone Infinitely further than most, peaceful renders suspect), the ideals ot democracy have gradually been pushed into the background until today the very word "democracy" has become a hollow Cnc still hears 11 repealed, morning, noon and night, bul In a great many cases it is merely a disguise for some form of Socialism. Jusl as most of the loud hollcrlnes for "Peace at any price!" which just noiv resomxl so loudly from all Ihe diflercnl Youth Congresses in almost all parts of llic country really menu "Peace lo- wnrds Russia, but war upon all the .so-called capitalistic countries." J urn not writing this iti the .spirit of the alarmist who is able to detect a lied in every one who suggests that our own system Is still capable of great improvement. That sort ol silly lied-baltlng will get us exactly nowhere. There i.s only one way hi which we will be able lo maintain our own Ideals of democracy against all the outlandish and domestic "isms" and "wasm's." We will have lo face facts as we have never faced facts before. Reins it young and ignorant nation and therefore essentially an optimistic people, we. arc very apt to close, our eyes quite deliberately against all facts which strike us as unpleasant. Hut as General Ciamclln. the philosopher now in command of (ho French armies, so wisely remarked (he other day, "There is no use gelling angry nt facts which full lo please you. For they won't in the least care wlml you happen lo think about Ihcm and therefore they won't change, bul they will remain just as unpleasant' as before." If \vc want lo live intelligently anil constructively during lhC£e years of crisis, we should follow General Oamcltn's advice. And before we listen lo Ihe easy optimism about "right always proving stronger than might" and about "the eventual and inevitable triumph of democracy over tyranny," we ought lo examine Ihe facts lhat bear upon Ihe cnse. During the last Ihrcc thousand years of written history, we have accumulated so much data upon the problem of ''self-government vs. lolali- tarianism" that we ought to have a fairly concrete Idea about the age-old struggle for democracy. It lias been one of Ihe biltcrcsl lights thai ever has been fought. And llie enil is by no means in sight. Democracy loday is no more wife than it was Iv.enty-fivc centuries ago when Plato, having witnessed the fall of democracy in Greece, wrote, the despondent lines wilh which I began this serle.s. Let us now, following Ihe example of one of our shrewdest modern democrats, have a look a I the record. NEXT: Democracy lias an Ktcrnal Qucsl lor a Moral .SiihslUute for Money. SIDE GLANCES SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES COPYRIGHT. 1040. HE A SERVICE, INC. , "del ill line! Keep your hands oil' Ihinys and sluil up!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson MAM/WOTHS WERE NOT OF SUCH ENORMOUS SIZE AS IS COMMONLV BELIEVED/ THEV WERE SLI6HTD/ LAR&ER THAN THE INDIAN ELEPHANT O!= AMU.L.IOM OR THE/' THEtEH MILLION FARA\ TENANT RAMILIES IN THE WIND, IN ORDE3R. TO &L= OF HURRICANE PROPORTIONS, MUST ATTAIN WHAT VELOCITV Seventy-five miles i>cr liour, or over. NKXT: The brrrjcs. Wlml tlic patriotic, hHelligi'Mt. people of the south want is not. Uenclit payments and subsidies, hut the preservation of the American form of government.—Senator Ellfcon D. Smith (Uem., S. C.K YIWI'KIlllAYi Clara \nm<» In Vrrl JimrrU-il, wIslu-M NlJC cwiilil find « iiuiii Ilk*. 1'iuil li[i}'4lrii. She !» iimitvul 11 In n Ann u-ll« lu>r nt tlu-lr movie ilntc. I'lUll t!ultH mill llie. ila>- lo l.rlK'il. Mr*. )>rti>Kk' ivariig jlhn not In ninrry n mail "ln> Mill jmll, lirr down In M* li'vcl. Ann U ilflrrmltird lo fluii licr onii ivji>- lu liniiiilnCAn, - CHAPTER XII "HAUL called for Ann ill 7. He looked cxd'cmely well dressed for'ii stork m;iu ;it llie 10-cenl tioro. Thero w;is a definite uir iilioiil him. His miinncr o[ Breet- ing Ann ;tnd acknowledging her introduction lo Neddy and Teddy was poised and self-confident. The twins immediately turned on ilieir charms. Clani was arch and coy. The avalanche ol allcntion left Paul unruffled. Leaving the apartment, they met Flonibellc. Dressed entirely in black,, she gnvc the impression ol smart sophistication. Ann presented Paul to her and her disdainful eyes changed miraculously. As Ihey went together down the .stairs, she. made a few throaty comment.?. Al (he curb she stepped into a cab. Ann vaguely realized th::l a man sal in the cab. They Inid a blue plate special al (he Toddle Shop and went on to (ho theater. The picture was clever and humorous. Afterward, they srit for nn hour in a booth at the drug store. It look lhal long to it-ally gel acquainted. if i '> "OAUL began the conversation by ' saying, "Tell me about you Ann. You've different. How do you happen lo be living in a rooming house willi Clara and Whal's- Hcr-Nnmc and the two jitterbugs?" "Where shall I begin?" Anr asked, enchanted wilh the pleasantness of sitting in a booth wit! Paul Hayden. "Begin just anywhere—work forward and back." "Well- t lived with my motlvc nnd father until a }'ear ago \vhet they were killed in a fire—" He. made a little sound of synv pathy in his throai. "There was no money and I had lo work. I've always been able U ,se\v, I made a dress /or mothc when I was 10. U was funny." Shi paused lo laugh. "I pul in in; name at on agency and got a jol wilh Mrs. Priiiglc. I've been ler ribly lonely—" She. looked down, rlescribin. little circles on the table with straw. In a lilllc rush she con linucd. "I guess the lonelincs made me desperate—t guess that' why I answered a newspaper pei ponal and wcnt'to'thc public 1 brary with a gardenia—" Sh slopped, her eyes begging liim I iderstand. Suddenly they were oth laughing. "Wasn't 11 crazy?" She sobered. You weren't very nice to mo." "I should have known that you eron'l the regular run — " "And you had lo be eaulious— " "That's about what it amounts i. Honestly, Ann, in spile of. your onvictions lo (he contrary I'm ot conceited. Jlcaven knows I'm olhing lo look al and Heaven also DOWS lhat I have nothing to offer girl." He pounded the table oftly wilh his list. "I don't know lial's fhe mallei- wilh the gii-ls i Ibis town." You said it the oilier night. hey want lo gel married." "Thai's il — and they don't care •hat they marry. What's the big dea? Have you been able lo fig- re it out?" "Nol cxaclly. I Incd to sound 1i>ra out last night. It's some- )ing like this, The girls we kno :ic 10-ccnt store and bargain asemenl and elevator girls, the ashlers and Y/ailresses, all those vithin the limits of a certain in- ome, seem to live by a scl rule.' "Yes," he snid, watching her in- erestcdly. "They go lo school as long as llic aw demands. They gel a job, any ob. They marry and keep on al he job. They nave no ambition o beller Ihemselves, they ask for 10 pity. Thai's the thing that stounds me, they arc perfectly atisfied." She spoke as iC she vcve not one of the girls under discussion, or he one of the underpaid men. "II be fine to be satisfied," ic mused. "It would save such a ol-of wear and lear on the old icrvous system." "In a way I admire them," she vent on thoughtfullj'. "Us, I sup- Jose I should say. We arc a thin ayer just under the middle class. We are Jiaivt working, we arc not ;lependcnl on any kind of charily. We make our liltle way and carry oin 1 own loads. It's something, sn't il?" He nodded. "Bul nol enough." "Wilh a college educalion—' | she began. "Ann, college graduates arc fill-:! ng gns tanks—It's as common tcjl iiave a diploma as il is lo havc'f '""PELI, m J - Paul." ic your ambition s, "I went lo college," he (old her. "Dad look out an insurance policy when I was born for my college education. No one knows what he and Mother went without lo keep (he policy going. He's a carpenter, my dad, and work has been scarce for many a year. I gradualed on Ihe last $10 bill. I gol a job as stock man in the 10-cenl store. Aflcr a while I'll charge of the slock loom at $20 or $22— evehUlally I may get/on the floor —buyer—what else is there for me to do?" your tonsils onl. I may just as-] well discount my larnin'." He laughed on a note ot bitterness.. j I don'l feel lhat way," the urgued. "I think everything we know is jusl so much lo llie goocl.l My education was sketchy enough, | goodness knows. I finally got through high school by fits and starts. Bul I learned other tilings.! My father was a groat slndenl of human psychology, that's how lie made- what lie laughingly called his living." "A professor?" "Perish (he thought. He was ,r gambler and a gambler must knovy'J how lo ontsniarl the oilier fellow, f He taught me French and a liltle music. I know how to dunce and skate and ride and ski. I also play an elegant game ot poker." She | laughed al her accomplishments. "You're a strange girl," Nol I once did he take his eyes from I her vividly lovely face. When she' said nothins, he continued. "Can we be friends, Ann?" "1 think so. 1 need friends." "Without sentiment?" "I'm no more anxious to lose my iiead, and at the same lime my lerspc-clive, Hum you are," she old him. I'll be honest with you," ho said. "Marriage is not my goal. II nay work into my scheme sometime, but nol now. I'm smarl enough (o k'now that people can , [all in love and, for that reason, • I've shied clear of girls. I've got , (o gel somewhere in (his old world j| and I've got (o be free—" She interrupted gravely, want lo bo free too, Paul." He held out his hand. "Friends," j| he said. "Always," she answered. A NN gradually made changes in 1 Clara's apartment. .She sug- J gestecl lhat (he artificial flowers \ be put away safely for another winter, she rearranged Ihe kitchen and made slip covers for Ihe old chairs. Little by liltle, it became j a room ot shabby charm. Ann's j I appetite returned, the miserable i I dream was a thing of the past, as;J was the loneliness. It was Friday night of the second week since Ann had moved in wilh Clara that Floratoelle swayetl across the hall. Florabelle never seemed lo walk. She glided or un- ctulatcd or swayed or trailed her diaphanous garments. "Ann," she said, "how would you like In go on u parly tomorrow night?" (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. U. *. PAT. OFT Affects Blood, Eventually Bring About, Death Benzene Poisoning The most important effects of constant contact with benzene rc- | lato lo Ihe blood. Industrial physi- HY I)K. MOKIUS TISillltlN ICilitoi. .Imirnal of llic Aiiirrivan M c (1 i c ;i I Association, and of Hygriii, (lie Health Magazine I dims arc likely lo find, at first, nn blood devices that carry away beiv/.cmi fumes. | No one who has <lulurl;ancc.s of; the kidneys, lungs, heart or bloo<( ought to get into contact witlft benzene. It is apparent- that every person ought to be examined before bein^ allowed to work in close contact, with benzene, and tlierr should Ijc further investigations every 30 lo £10 days to detect symptoms of benzene jioisonin:;. Hobby Extends To 800 Models Of Elephants WEST PAULS. Mr. (Uri — Dr. Lcland M. Corliss ha.s nearly 800 elcplv.ints—not live ones liul small models. Ills collection contain^ clc- phanUs, no iwo alike, from ill corners ot the, world. The .smtuc: chiller his library. (linur; room, office and reception room. Corliss can't explain hov lie began his hobby, but says u has been stimulated by the l ai I thai he studied at Tufts Collc^i ford, Mass., where their- K u, c .Jumbo, the world's largest elephant. Ilesiile-: model elephants. Corliss has elephants on Ins car.diciilicks. dour stops, book ends, playinc cards, ash tray.s, compass and dozens ol oilier articles. Neighbors report his display gladdens the heart, ut every Republican. Alummjs Next- year. University As,st>"i;tlio,! award for Uunnr for Xelmtskii LINCOLN. No!., i UPi for (he fiisl tiir.c. Ihe of r* f ebra.';ka Altunni will make :ni annual stuffed hide of distinguished .service lo cm iiluiu- nils of the university. The |>n>:? will lie based on service as a cll- Hiirmim's I or to the university. JUST AS SOON AS SHE G57S CLOSE EMOOGH I'LL sn^v^e VOUR. AMD 1 HAKIMS PERTH 1 H05PITAUTV AM 1 11 CM I SAY, " G1.AD TO I lAV^ HELPED SOU--I HAD A MARRIED SSTER WfTl 1 A EABV, AW' MOTHER WAS .MLUS AT HER. HOUSE, WOSIJM' AM' TAKIM' ALL TH' BEST FOOD OVER.— AND LDOU AT ME MOW/ WELL, GOOD WIGHT, I'LL. SEE VCTJ NEX'TIME SHE'S AT •YO SISTER.'S" HOW'S i WHY MOTHERIS (SET 6EAV OUR BOARDING HOUSl*; wilh Major llooplc VOO LOOK LIKE VOO TUE CCOR. AM ALL YOUR FOLKS WALKED , MAJOR.' ~~ \MfxiT, I GOT A MOUTHR'l. OF AMTI-FREEZE TVlt HIP/ EG 40, PUFF-PUFF/? I FEEL AS WEAK A£ AFTER I FIRST SWAM THE EN6LISM TO A DROP Op RESTORATIVE ?•*• HOOPi.r; (WE LOOSE BurroMS MUTT CAM RU(0, S1TTIKJ6 BULL WAS, A FLOORWALKER? 1 ro 8E AS STEADY AS A TOOTHACHE — BUT HE'S PER. LIKE I'M FER &ARBO.' Benzene is used in industry as a solvent for paints, laixiuers. varnishes, rubber and fats. It is also used as a cleaning agent for clothes. UK :i motor fuel, in color printing | a and in the manufacture of many chemicals. Both benzene and gasoline are poisonous, ficn/.enc is much quicker in action arcl causes much more harm Ihuu the gasoline, toluene may uet into Ihe body by being inhaled into the lunjs, by being swallowed into Ihc .stomach or by being absorbed through the skin. Recently an investigator in the. rubber industry studied symptoms of (i.UOO men and women who had worked with benzene, for 20 ycar.s. He toiinil these people complaining of foul taste, occasional dizancss. unsteady vision, and slijjlit headache. As the poisoning increases, it may produce swelling of the sums. inllnniniallon of the skin, disturbances ol the kidneys, inability lo sleep. lo» of weight, nose bleeds and lendercv lo bruise easily. increased number of while cells but later a reduction. Anemia will develop with a decline of red blood cells, which contain a smaller nount of red coloring matter. Gradually there is difficulty with the coagulation of the blood. I-'i- nally, loose cells from the lining of the blood vessels begin to appear in the blood and there is a complete cessation of the formation of new blood cells. Obviously, this i.s a very late stage of ben/.enc poisoning and may result in death. * * » In order to prevent dangerous symptoms [rom exposure to bcn7enc. jnodcm plants i:istall ventilating Hales Talks Kcconlcd PASADENA. Cal. lUPr — Fiilnrr' salesmen being educated al I Pasadena Junior College now use a "voice microscope." Records an' mades of sales talks by the slu-i dents and these arc later reproduced before the class, permitting them to detect jusl where a how the high pressure salesman-" "sales talk" began slipping an presumably caused him to miss sale. The new German ship. Uornicr Do 17. is capable of attain!)!!; a .speed of 298 m.p.h. and a range of 170 miles with 221.0 pounds or.! bombs. !| HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Announcements: The Courier News has been loi- mally authorised to announce Ihe following candidacies for office Mib- jecl to Ihe action of the Democratic primary in August. 'ssissippi Comity .'tii'S' 1 . ROLAND GREEN Sheriff anrt Collector HAt.K JACKSON Comity Treasurer R- I,, i HILLY) GA1NES •'For Second Termi JACK FINLEY ROHINSON County and Trobalx Clerk T. W. POTTER i For second Term) The Courier Nmvs I MIA bfrn au- I thori/ed to announce Ihc following candidacies for election at the Mu- I nicipal Election, to be held April li. | Municipal Jurtgc DOYLE HENDERSON | <>'or Second Term) GliORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk 1'UAN'K WHITWORTH CHARI.KH SHORT .IOIIN VOSTER City Attorney HOY .N'El.'SOM 1'EKCY A. WRIGHT iioil Huldi mill Joey coiikJn'l come. ID imrly—aiu'l Uuii swell?"

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