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fAGE TEN Bi;VTliEVlLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYT'HEVILLE COUIURR NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HA1KES. Puolishef J. GUAHAtrf SUDBUKY. Edltoi SAMUEL P. NCIKIUS, Advertising Manager Sole Hfllional Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered BS second class matter at Hie post- office at Blytltevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1517. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in (he City of Blytlicvllle, !5c per week, or 65o per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 15c for thrfe moiulis; by mall in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $650 per year; in zones seven nnd elglit, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Short Skirls and Crops Brushing -'isi'le purely esthetic c"Ji- siderad'oiis, the fanners of Hie liiiul wotiltl Ktve n .joyful whoop if the distutl' part of the population would abandon short skirls and sylpli-like liifiives. Men of the soil have sin eye for n well turned ankle or a luscious curve, hut (here arc things more _ important, in life than beauty. Their crops, for instance. Jusl because skirts have crawled up to the knees, cotton growers arc missing sales of a million bales a year, according lo the U. S. Census Bureau. And (lie common! consumption per capita has dropped from 117 pounds annually to 21 pounds—just because the gals would rather took willowy than billowy. Same for buckwheat. Farmers aren't 1 , expecting anyone to • do anything about the situation right now. .They're just waiting hopefully. They know all about the vicissitudes of feminine fashions. Cushioning the. Shock Staid old P hiladelphia was prepared anew for political convent ipnocriiig by a "model" Republican con veil lion of 600 high school delegates, who gathered to celio Lho complaints of their elders against Hie Nc\v Deal. The two-day convention was considerably more subdued that the veal McCoy is likely to be, and nothing of immediate importance to the American scene was accomplished. The important thing is that youngsters between Hie ages of U and 18 really know how (lie machinery of democracy works. That, and the fact that Philadelphia is getting warmed up gradually, after four years, for the storm that will begin June 24. Saying Goodnight, The natural tendency of .young men in love.lo linger a bit over farewells before relinquishing their gal friends for the night has been recognized officially. The police committee of the Minneapolis city council recommended one- hour parking between 2 and (i a. m . to give a fellow a chance to say goodnight properly. An hour isn't a lot when a couple of youngsters are Thai. Way about each other, but it will do. If the laws gets by. it will simply be a benevolent way of putting official sanction on something (he whole mililia in any city or state couldn't stop anyway. The Story of Democracy By Hendrlk Wtllfm van Democracy's Eternal Quest For a Moral Substitute for Money Chapter Four rii'M of all, there Is the word "Democracy" itself which is one of those expressions Ihal (hrcnten to hccome nil things to nil men, lor the term "a democratic lorni of government" has been applied to countries which were as far removed from any reasonable Ideal of <u> niecrncy as the Gcrnmny of Adolf Hitler or the Hussla «f Joseph Stalin, We write aljnul (lie nuhlc clenrocraclrs of Greece, forgetting that Ihcsc citj'-itales were usually ruled by a mere, handful of free people who brutally lorded 11 over hundreds of iliou- Niiirts of slaves who had us much Bharn in Die government of Hie country which they helped to support as do our dogs and cal-s In the United States of America of today. Came the Middle Ages, and the establishment of u hrue number of small olty-rcpvililtcs line Genoa. Venice, Sienna and Florence In Italy and Novgorod In Russia and Geneva in Switzerland. Indeed, they were nil over the place, UKc ••co-operatives" in our modern world. Because these cities called themselves a res puMira or commonwealth or a republic, we have usually drawn the easy conclusion that they must therefore also rmvc been democracies. Nothing is further removed from the truth. I-'or a democracy, according to Noah Webster, is "n form of government in which me supi eiiie power Is retained by the people and is exercised either directly or indirectly througii a system of' representation and delegated authority, periodically renewed." But even the cautious Webster hastens to ami that "even in the most primitive forms, such as the Athenian democracy, where the governing powers were directly ,exercised by the assembled people, all women, children and slaves were excluded." And he might have added lhat it lias been that way ever since and in practically every parl of the world where Ihc people hnd the coiirnec to experiment with dial most difficult and perishable form of government which AUra- liam Lincoln. Ihc great prophet of our own system of democracy, summed up in the words of "a government of (lie people, by the people and for the people." Here and there In very small and preponderantly rustic communities, such as the old Iceland, a few of the cantons of Switzerland mid in several of our own New England townships, where everybody blew eveyljody else, this sort of government "of and by and for all the people' 1 was able to maintain itself for a considerable number of years and even for a very considerable number of centuries. But the moment the essentially rustic elements disappeared and trade'and commerce made their entrance, allowing the development 01 » small group of rich people and a large class of citizens without any property, there was an end lo this Ideal state of affairs. For (he moment economic Inequality enters the house ol Democracy by the front door, the expression "equal rights" becomes a meaningless phrase. Quite frequently Ihc rich, fearing Ihe wrath of (he disenfranchised majority, insisted upon maintaining at least an outer semblance ol something that might still vaguely be recognized as a democracy. But that "inner spirit" of pride in a common destiny 'and a common achievement was apt "to wither and to die when the poor man no"" longer felt that he was u living factor in the political scheme of things. In every other way he knew that he, with his little half-acre of Innd and his dozen sheep, was no match lor his neighbor who owned half a county and who counted his tlocks by the tens of thousands. If driven to desperation, he might lake to his trusted sword and defy the power of the wealthy. But if treated fairly decently, tic was usually more limn willing to let well enough alone and to choose the easier path of compromise and rcslEnation. KOI money means power ami it will continue lo do m until we shall have found a "moral substitute'' for this brutal material fact. And Ihe history of democracy is in reality the elcrnal micst for that "moral substitute." OUT OUR WA NliXT: The C'avr JIcii t.ivrif in Tribes and (•ol the Idea lor I)rinorra<'.v. SIDE GLANCES by Gaibrarth COFR. 1W)BYrfE*StRVICF.»jC. T.M. REG. U. C. PAr. "Thai number (> is Ihc besl IDHII on (lie (cam—look at (lie .way he hooks Ibosc nppcrciils—jusl Jikc Ucmpscy!" -• THIS CURIOUS WORLD r. u. ncc.u. S.PAI. orr. WOMENI WERE NOT THE FIRST TO WEAR BIRD WINGS ON THEIR. HATS/ IN THE DARK XXSES, AND WARRIORS ADORNED THEIR HELMETS WITH WIN/OS OF THE -A. BIRD THEV CONSIDERED <SP?APGP(5UIT \S WHILE BL.ACKBERRV IS NOT < N MARCH, DO THF STARS, THE SON AMD . OR. £A71S<Z ON EACH AN moorMater"' 0 nwihci ' n>hcmis P )lcl ' c > sla " and sun rise earlier NEXT; Does any stale have all natural boundaries? THURSDAY, MARCH":?;: 1940 • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK " BY LOUISE HOLMES eoeVRidHT. 1840. MCA SERVICE. INC. .......Tl'i Ann learuH wore •ijoul J'uul A-atlng Iktlr «r«< <fn<e. lie Is u college ttniduulc, nnxloui Jo «urc«d, There In nci room In lire for mmum-i-. T»ey ueree <o >« Ju.l frlemu. Tivo w«V» aflJr Ajih * tirzlvtil In h^r new home, Sllrly. """ hCr t0 K ° ou * CHAPTER XIII burned in her cheeks, her eyes were mysteriously dark. Florabelle's gown \vas black, sleek and plain. At her throat she wore an immense rlilncslone dip. A smartly veiled liat partially covered her osh blond head. between going on a wear. Thecerlw Hro« f/motii tuiih excitedly, "That's swell—simply Bangle bracelets swell. Isn't it, Ann?" wrists, a bib necki; "I'd like to go to a parly," Ann covered her chest admitted. "What—what kind of a "' party jyit?" "Oh," Florabelle continued carelessly, "we'll have dinner somewhere—and dance." ' Clara's eyes sparkled. "Will we "Gee, I wish I'd known it. They have swell stuff at the store." ,., ,,j^, ^cum^u. win we Ann looked at Clara's decora- IT^&fc^r. J hc *S* a •": 011S - a "5 was »>ot in (ho least en- ...*.*.» .UYUJI iiriiuwa: OHU luio. a definite idea o f swe ii fellows. They worked in offices behind big mahogany desks, they spent their evenings in night clubs. She had seen them in the movies. "The- best families in town will be represented," Florabelle assured her with a little grimace. "Oh, gee," Clara sighed. "What'll 1 wear?" "Well, don't try to be dressy. Wear street clothes. The smartest girls in Chicago never dress." Clara ran to the closet and brought forth on atrocious tafTefa frock. It was cerise, trimmed with cream lace. "Will this be all right?" she asked excitedly. - "It'll 'do." As she left the room, Plorabello said, "You're the important one, Ann; The parly is being given in your honor." "My honor?" "Sure. Jake Bontcl was in the laxi the other night; He saw yon and aslced me lo bring you "round." "Will there be a man [or Clara?" Florabelle nodded. "Three men will be there. Clancy Hortoii—he's mine and don't you forget it tor a minute—Jake Bontel and Steve Claybowne. Steve goes with the North Side crowd. Occasionally he likes lo meet the other half." Ann was a little dubious about the affair. She had the feeling that Florabelle was railroading her into something. On (he other hand, she was eager for gaiety Dinner am ' delightful. "Aren't . welry?" she asked Ann. 'I haven't anything nice.' - vious. They found a cab wailing at the curb and Ann quietly enjoyed the unaccustomed luxury. At last they stopped before an apartment hotel on Sheridan drive. FlorabeUe gracefully led the way to an elevator and Ihey shot upward, Ann's doubts increasing with every floor. "Why should we go lo Mr. Hor- fon's apartment?" she asked. "Why don't we meet them where we are lo have dinner?" Florabelle lost patience. "Look," she said firmly. "Are you planning to have a good time or are you going to put on an act nt every turn? Who is throwing this party, anyway?" Ann felt properly squelched. "I just wondered," she said lamely. "Well, slop wondering. Take tilings as they come. I go to parlies like this about five times a week and I'm none the worse for them " * i * gHE knocked on a closed door and it swung open. A large, beefy man with several chins and a bulging waistline beamed out at them. "Three little gifts from heaven," he proclaimed loudly. "This is Clancy," Florabelle said, "Ann and Clara." "Howdy, Ann and Clara. Come in. The Iwo male earth beings behind me are Jake and Steve. Step up, boys, and do your manners." Ann knew right then fiiat her n u w.i!> cagur ipr- gaieiy. Ann knew right then that her "I can hold mv own in -uiv and dancing-it sounded doubts had been well founded. She crowd" _:- , „ . , , glanced about the apartment. No ilorabellc took her acceptance orm lived Ihere, that was obvious for granted. "Just wait till Steve i; j la d merely been taken for the "I nut ,-ome in Mavbo vn Claybpiirms sees Clarn," she E Md, evening's entertainment. A kitch- clcvc? enough o detect it" laughing lazilv. on i,-iiii n ,,n,, i;,,i,i,,,] j -, r , . " Km fa" «> cieieciit. opened bedrooms and tut: mam lui '['HERE was a (lurry of baths and stood, she c dressing in ihc apartment llie from which next evening. Ann wore Ihe new bath blue dress and mile pancake hat. Jake took her hand, "If, plain f^-oh! wn^^^cfcome" Her bail' was like gold, vivid color that you need a little drink," he (To Be Continued) said thick!)', "Come with your old pal, Jake," Ho led her to a console table which had been turned into a bnr. It was loaded with bottles and glasses. Aim said, "I thought we were going out to dinner." Anything to get away, "That's the surprise," he told :r with sly heaviness. "We're and" hat. With a glass in her hand, locking extremely decorative! . Clara, .-tided by Steve, was getting lo wear any put of her wraps, She was Jough- ; ing and talking inanely. Ann -I looked at Steve. Ho was younger 5 than the other men, younger and ? nicer. 'i Jake had gone behind the im- • proviscd bar. "What'll it bo/,? angel?" <\< Ann was at a loss. Evidently 1 this was what was meant by "be- 5 ing on a parly." She had nevcr lasled intoxicating liquor, her father had seen to that. Incxpe- ' ricnced as she was, she knew that ' it was up to her (o bluff. She couldn't "put on an act" as Florabelle had said. "Mix up something you think I'll like," she said iiidifTercnllv. * t » " T>Y (his lime Clara was sipping a long drink. She was doing her best to be casual about it, imi- t.ating Fiorabelle's every move. ^Vhlle Jske hilariously mixed the drinks Steve crossed the room to Ann. He was an exceptionally good-looking young man, well groomed and nice mannered. He was a little less intoxicated than his two friends. "I've never had the pleasure of, meeting you," ho said. *'/j "Perhaps you've never gonc-vj slumming in the right places," she :;; returned coolly. Ann was -angry, more angry at herself than at tiic three men. Why had she come? Why had she let herself in for something she might not be able to handle? Whal was Ihe fun in a gathering like this? Where was the excuse for it? "Perl little devil, aren't yoti?" Stevc remarked. 'Do I detect gravel in lhal remark?" "I put some in. Maybe you arc -. 0 .. ~....... v ..........,i, ik 1x111.1.- ulcver enough to detect it" en, brilliantly lighted, opened off Jake came from behind the bar ihc mam room. From where Ann a stemmed glass in his hand ' " p could see down a hall "Here yon are, my sweet." i. , ,_ . "Thank you." She look the glass. What was she to do with it? THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. «EO. U. ». PAT. Doctors Find Gallstones Al'l'lici From 5 lo 20 .IV,- Cent of Population KNOCK. TH : VUH DON CALLOP1W' WALti' wip ,._-, - HV IW. MOKH1S l- I Cdilor. .Iniirnal of Hip American 1 -Medical Avso'cliillim. :,n,i of Itysci;,. tlic Health M:it;ui,, c Doctors who pcrlorm postmorlem examinations say that tlic adult population of the United States have gallstones in from 5 lo 20 WimaH* OUR HOARDING HOUSE with Major"Hoople 'THEY TOLD WG&&^ CAESAR.' •ME SCRAM tf-ME (S RIJNNMG ;/ VJOULD QUIT J> ISN'T HE/ EGAD/ iezA "~~~ MUST &t OR AM t *^>> Bve SURE BITS OU W, BE SOME Hj SEBMG ^f/ CAM G£~ OSWALD, ^VMISTAKE.'}'\ DOUBLE? J 7 BUT SCRAM is ) rWW STICKING WITH ^•'^,y//?' Ml HIM LIKE A per cent, of cases. One expert, who examined » b o« t 10,0(10 bodies, onnd 8.4 por cent of llicm with gallstones. Many observers, liow- .vcr, have found 30 per cent, and oino have even round 35 per cent, ft pathologist in a large city reported that 50 per cent of people over 00 liave gallstones. All Authorities j agree thai women five more likely to liavc gall- loiic.5 than lire men. Although cases do occur in children, it is arc to find gallsloius,in people mder 20 years of age. / The, number of' gallstones that can lodge In the gallbladder is enormous. If the stones' arc tiny, hey may num'ocr in illic thousands. One investigator ' fount! M.- 101)0. Sometimes single static.,- will develop and increase In she as additional layers arc. deposited. A jingle stouc weighing :« much ns a niearter of a pound, lias been found. j * * ' Nolwily knows exactly iiow long it Ukes gallstones lo fovtn. They have been known to develop in less than a week. Since giillstoncs nre so prevalent, there' is naturally mueh di^us-sion ainoug doctors as to whether or not. they -should al»•«}'$ be rpinovcd.-.wlien .their presence is tlc!orniii)C(l./T))c place In the gallbladder- where' Ihc gallstones form is of importance in relationship (o the ! .syitiptoms. In from 10 lo 15 per cent of)cases, tlie liullsloncs move' down inlo the ddcl.s or tubes which curry the bile, ff limy block -these lubes, the result is sivcHliijj.f pain, irritation and all the symptoms included under biliary colic. When gallstone colic occurs, there Is just om; thing lo do—get a doctor as soon as possible. He can relieve the pain by various techniques. He must be careful about injecting loo much narcotics, however, because the sudden passing of the eallstonc'may relieve the pain and give the patient more trouble from the narcotic than danger from the gallstone. Mind Your Manners Test your kmnvictlge of correct social usage liy answering ' the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below : Is II m»nncr.s to say . "Thanking yon in advance" in \\ letter? 2. Is it good manners (o :isk n friend \vlicrc lie Ijoiiglil ,1 nc\v garment? '•'. Siiould one s:iy -I enjoyed your sermon" to a minister? •I. is it correct to present a wiJ? man to a priest? 5. If a wedding gift is not mailed iinlll after the ceremony, should a note be written apologizing for Us being late? • What would you do if— You arc a young woman who has received a wedding invitation— <a) Take a young man alone with you? (Ij) Do not ask anyone who hat not been invited to go with you lo Ihc wedding? A Ansu-er.s 1. No. You ure then taking it foe granted that your request will be granted. Say "I would appreciate very much . . ." 2. No. It is in Ihc same da>: with nsklns him how mucli lir paid for if. '.<. It is Dcltcr to say. "You preached a splendid .sermon"—TI;J, the minister isn't talking lor yo'$ enjoyment. -I. Yes. This is one c-T the exceptions to the rule that the man is always prcicnlcd to the woman S. Yc.s. Best "What Would Yon Do" «o- lution—<b>. 8 HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Announcements: The Courier News' iias hccn for- j mally aulhorucd to; announce the | followini; candidacies for office subject to Ihe action oti the- Democratic primary in August. ; - j Mi.wi.wjppj Couul,vi .Imlgc 1 ROLAND OHEF^i I Sheriff and Cnljci'tor ] HALF: .IACKSQN : rotinty Trc.isiiici U r ar .Second Term ' JACK K1NLEY -ROBINSON Coiinly nn.i I'rntmtc Clerk T. W. POTTER i I-'or .Sceoiirt Term) The (;oiniei News has been au- i lo arnounce .the following candidnoie.v lor election nt the Municipal Kicr.lion. to be held April 2. Municipal .luiisc r>OYLE H&NDERSON 'For Second Tc'nn) OEOHGK W. KARHAM City Clcrlt I-'KANK \v.rtrrwoa p ni CHARLES SHOR.1' ' ROY NELSON ' ^ "Listen, uise guy, if you'dou't kee)> your os immeiisum shut I'll pin your auriculas back!"