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PAGE FOUB BLYTHEVILLE' (ARK.)' 'COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J, GRAHAM 6UDBURY, Editor F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager ; 6o)e N»Uon»l 'Advertising Representatives; Arltansu EWli«, Inc., N«»' York, C)itca?o. Detroit, Oklahoma pity, Memphis. published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class matter at the posl- Oiflce at BlytheviMe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. ; Served by the United Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle, ISc per week,.or 65c per month. By mail, within * radius of 50 miles, $3.00 P«r year, 11.50 for si* months, 75c for three months; tjy mall 111 postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per Jw: !n !tmes £even antl c ' sh per year, payable tn advance. Again Proves His Superiority There is nothing Unit worries Lhe human race quite as much as implications that, in certnin respects, other finim'als have the jump on us. Jiaj. Stanley S. Flower, British zoologist, has just contributed to the collective ego of the world by announcing that man can truthfully boast the Um«- ost span, of life. The old myth about •the'elephant-living longer has no basis in fad, the major .says. As a matter of fact, the oldest elephants fall jusl short of living 50 yours. 1 The world of man could he a littie .prouder of this distinction if it could pnly. forget that elephants, at least, 'have a pretty good chance of finishing their normal life .span without worrying about ,wiirs and traffic accidents. of ID thii column of editorials trom othef ocwipapcn does n« necftf-vully mc»n outonement but I* tin acknowlcdgnAit at uo- t«n«t in the Hibjeclt dlscuaaed. Crisis For The Men Scarcely B (toy goes by (lint someone tlocstrt enII fltlenlloii to n new crisis, and noiv a truly appalling one, at least for the masculine population, Was come to light. Amcricnn women, an Insurance company statistician finds, arc living longer UVan. men. Science has added ycnvs 10 everyone's expectancy, but Hie women gel, the lion's share ot HID lime milled since 1900. From ago l;'up,',ihc feniiiilne nail of -,thc! population gels the breaks, until at CO. flic table snows, mn[G'mortality has beendecreased less than 7 • per', cent, 'while (hat of the women has lollcn 26 - per-cent. .Census figures show what » beating the men are .taking as n result of this trend. In 1910, (hero 'were 106 males to every 100 females In the total population; by [920, the ratio nim fallen to KM; by 1930 to 102.5, ana we're nbout to Icam Hie.bad news for 1040. The next .sec of figures Is even more nlarmlng, enough to rnakc the slrongasl-henrlcd i tmn tremble. 01120 upon the devastating statlsties: In l»30, there were In -this country 2,025,036 widowers—and 4,134,207 widows, or more limn twice as many. Talk about occupational hazards! Men's what's to bo done? Yon can sec what we're •heading lor in a few thousand years: a matriarchy, with women holding all the reins, and man merely a short-lived hothouse Mower. Reversed is Ihe traditional picture of the. Iran female, Hie clinging vine tenderly supported by the sturdy masculine oak. It's a surc-enougn crisis for the masculine gender. Will more exercise, regular sleep, staying on (lie wagon and seeing the doctor and dentist twice a year supply the solution? We aren't licked yc | but we do resent the way Ihe women, seemingly inv- Eilc as ever, have clandestinely toppled man from his former stronghold of superior vitality. —St. Louis Post-Uispaicn. OUT OUR WAY . The Story of Democracy By Hendrik WkUxm van The Cave Men Lived in Tribes And Got the Idea for Democracy Chapter Five When did the Idea of democracy Blurt and when did H first suggest lUelf lo people as a safe and sensible way or running a government? 1 should like. to stress Ihe word "safe," (or men came lo live together for Ju*t exactly one IHirpOJie. They hoped that a "willed Jront" would assure them grealcr safely lh»ii the individual action of those days when they had *(jll been wanderers across the face of this earth, finding shelter against the violence of the climate find the hunger of the other IjcHits of the fields. In some de.serU'd cave. We sllll know very llulc about Uie first "governmental arrangements" of our ancestors of (he Stone Ago. That Is a pity, for during thai endless stretch ol years that goos back all the way lo Ihe last of Ihe glacial periods, all (iorts of traits were developed which still dominate ,our own dully behavior. Well, lliose who make a specially of prehistoric history now seem to have come to the fairly general conclusion ihat man did not Mart out as a "herd animal" but :IK a confirmed individualist. Of course, In the beginning, homo siplciis was oxpofcd lo so many (lungers, lie was still so completely defenseless iigginst the ferocious nni- inals which roamed the wilderness, which had • been left behind by Ihc retreating glaciers, that Ihe ixrccnlngn of Ihoso who Mirvlved wiis exceedingly low. Lack of food luul forced lhc creature lo cut his fellow-men and the practice ol cannibalism (then as now) seems lo have a most detrimental effect ii|jon the number of people who reach manhood or womanhood. (For further ilc- lulls. visit the interior of New Guinea. I And MI the world was inhabited by smiill groups of wanderers, one male, perhaps half a dozen females and ten or twelve children, for the death-rale nmoni; the young ones must have been as high ns that on the .ships of Admiral Nelson. Gradually, ns we know from modern observations among some of Ihe more remote islands of ihc Pacific and from our studies among the aborigines of Australia, two or three men and (heir womenfolk and offspring combined into a regular "tribe." When we use that word, we unconsciously think of the trilies of Israel or (he Indian tribes which used to roam our plains. And we envisage hundreds of men and women, led by some patriarch or chleflnii), accompanied by Hordes of children and entile mid building themselves lenl-vlllages whenever I hey found new grazing fields or convenient fishing waters. Dul in ovder lo gel -a clear idea of a urchui- ; loric.lribe we should once more visit a spot, like New Guinea, where prehistoric conditions have. most clcnrly maintained themselves. There tribes ' will be found consisting of not more than, a dozen or iwrlmps Iwo dozen people and they miserably trek iroin one part, of the forests to the next, living In constant lear ot slow starvation or sudden death and they arc as helpless nnd hopeless a group of people as one can Imagine. Even, more hopeless and helpless, for western man finds it, almost Impossible lo recognize ninny "hnmnn traits" in these our brethren bc- nojilh the skill. Indeed, most of the bands of animals of the jungle seem to fare better (linn these distant cousins of ours. Yet they must have a very close resemblance to our ancestors up to (lie moment they discovered that they would linvc a belter chance of survival If Iliry followed (lie example of some of the wild beusls, with wliofj) they shared this earth, mid "combined for action." At what moment .they, took thai mlghlj- step forward, we do not know, but, therein luy ihc beginning of nil forms of political organization. The individual at last recognized his own weakness and like Ihe. elephants, the wolves and the deer, he made common cause wllh the members of his own species ami began to live hi herds and packs. Small herds and packs, but 'FWDAY, MAlt'CII 8, 1940? O SERIAL SJORY $15 A. WEEK ~ BYLOUISE HOLMES COWSISHT, l»4». "That makes five in « TOW—you want another, you have ' to pay for j 11"' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CLEAN SNOW ' ^- 7 90 f>ea. CEW OF THE SUM'S BUT SNOW COVERED WITH A PINE LAYER OF COAL DUST ASSOG8S ABOUT" • -•AND A\ELTi- NO STATE IN THE CJ.S. IS ENCLOSED ENTIRELV EiV 6v WHAr TWO OTHER. NAMES HAS LENINGRAD BEEN KNOWN CXjRINS THE 2OTH CEMTURV i: s T i: n DAY: i<'ior«iwii«'> > (urii» out (u tie n ilrlnkliic iilTnlrwIUi Iliri-c men hi 1111 uimrl- ineiil, Aim Is »orr>- (lint "he i-iu.ir. Sieve Cliijliniirii,- U nice, ljut Anu l« nut even runllnl. Slic wUlie. > IinJ never come. CffAPTEH XIV OTEVE eyed Ann's drink. "Are ^ you hardy enough for (hat • r~ kind of sluft?" ho asked. "I graduated from grape juice several years ago." Ann was still bluffing. To make any kind of n scene only meant thai she would focus the attention of Ihe parly upon herself and, more than anything else, she wanted to remain in (he background. Ann wandered through ihe lilile hall and into the bathroom. She dumped half the contents of her into tiie lavatory and returned lo ihe party. Jake met her, pulling his arm around her waist. She slipped oul of his embrace and went back to her chair. Jake sealed himself on the arm, leaning over her. " 'Bout ready for another li'l drink?" he purred. "1 still have some." "Like it?" ''Well enough." He threw back his head and roured. "Hard lo please. Thai's the way I like 'em." There was a discreet tap on the door and a waiter was admitted. . [ He brought menus and stood by, pencil and pad in hand, while the guests quarreled loudly over a choice of food. The waiter looked definitely bored. "What'll you have, peachy pie?" Jake asked, turning to Ann. "Oysters on the half shell," she Mid glibly. "Horseradish sauce. Breast of turkey with a slice of baked ham and mushrooms— cauliflower in cream—no potatoes —lettuce hearts with Roquefort dressing and—let me sec—meringue glace nnd coffee—black." She handed her menu to the waiter and he bowed. Clara, who had been wildly muddling through the confusing page, blinked. "I—I'll take the same," she giggled. Steve looked at Ann curiously. It ended witii five repeats of her order. CTEVE went to Ann. "I want lo • talk to you," he saici. Sl-e raised her eyebrows and he pulled a chair beside her. Jake relied, "Hey—that's my girl," but Steve prvid no attention. Jake sat down and pulled Clara to his lap. She laid her head on his shoulder like a drowsy kitten. "What are you doing here, Ann?" Steve asked. .- "Killing an evening. What are you doing?" : ANSWER; St. Petersburg nnd Pelrogr.-id. lh' E ? Ti WJwt ' tw9 slalcs in lhc V - s - wnf '» « ar againsl each Singers In Tub Seem To Treat Towels Gently JOLlirr. III. (UP)—Singing in the balhlub, despite the wear and tear on the neighbors' rerves. has been recommended lo save the wear and (ear on bathroom linens. .Scientists at the American institute of Uundertug approved of bathroom yodcling after rr.srarcli showed that it takes the place of a it was only a beginning and out of that begin- { l ™- vi gorous rubdown. it never should have been stretched, »»d seek new vigor by a strenuous rubdown." H\c institute reported. 'The result is a bath towel that is ruined by having its body .slrclclicd out of shape and its threads torn." The institute concluded "such maltreatment ranks shoe wiping and razor blade clean- Ing as chief causes of bath "Vou tell me! Eo you liko this sort of thing?" "Do you?" 'Must you always answer my questions with more questions?" His indifference had changed lo lively interest. She smiled demurely, "It's a conversational taclie employed by those who do not wish to appear loo obvious." How could she get away? An open break, she knew, would be unsuccessful. The men were in no mood to have their entertainment come to an abrupt end. Schemes flitted in the back of her mind. Steve drained his glass. The pupils of his eyes were slightly dilated, his face was flushed. 'You're clever as they come," he said. "Where did you pick up your line?" "From Pete." "Pete?" "My rather." Steve laughed. "I'd like to meet that fella. He must be somebody." He was. He lived by his wils." And his little daughter is following in his footsteps." She shrugged, twistinrlier glass. It was going to take all the wits she possessed to get out of this situation. The evening had only begun. There was no doubt that it would, progress to new heights. Two waiters came in. They set a table in the center ot the room. Dinner was a nightmare of clumsy ribaldry and intimate patter. * * 4 rpHEY were still at lhc table ' when Jake slumped forward. Too many drinks, the warm air and rich food, had done their worst with him. Ann said, "Steve—Clancy— you'd belter do something about Jake." They pullcti him to his limp feet and headed down the hall lo the bathroom. Florabelle went to the kitchen in search of bicarbonate of soda. She laughed softly, repeating over and over, "Jake can't take it—Jake can't fake it." Aim sprang to her feet. "Get your things, Clara," she said quickly. "We're getting out of here." "No—I don't want to go," Clara howled. "I'm having fun—I never had so much fun in rhy life—" Ann shook her arm. "Don't be a lilile fool," she blazed. "You and I are on a spot. Come on—" Clara jerked her arm free. She stumbled past Ann and into one of the bedrooms, slamming the door behind her. Ann heard the key turn ill the lock, she heard Clara muttering, "I won't go— you can't make mey-7-"- She had chosen l& ! lock, herself in the room where Ann's hat-lay on the bed. Hesiialirig oniy'brief- ly, Aim left the apartment. Closing the door softly, she heard J'lorabello fuming, "Where in hell do they keep the bicarb?" Ann fled inlo an elevator and out of Ihe building, not slopping until she reached the corner. A bus was lumbering down the drive. She had put a 50-ccnt piece !n the pocket of her dress—mad money—she fumbled for it. Ann let the bus pass. What should she do about Clara? She couldn't leave her. She looked fearfully back at the lighted hotel. "I can't go back," she thought. "She'll have to take care of herself. I tried—" Suddenly she was starUed by (he sound of. running feet. About lo take lo her heck, she recognized Sieve's voice. "Wait a minute—here's your hat." He dashed up, breathing hard. "Whew—I'm winded—notj ,' so good at running as I used to'*' be." He heJd out the hat. «r]LArf A—" Ann said worriedly. "Wouldn't she come?" "Not a chance. I did mv best." He touched her elbow. "Thai's my car over there. I'll take you. home." "Thanks—the bus is coming." "Oh, I guess not." His fingers lightened on her elbow. "Sieve, I'd rather go home alone." She was close to angry tears. "I hale all of you." "All right—I'll buy you a laxi." "You won't do anything for me." "Please, Ann." He looked so contrite thai she ceased wriggling. "I apologize for myself and my friends. Let me drive you home. I want lo talk to you. Please." Ann could not know that it was the first time he, Claybourne.'had pleaded with n girl. He, in his (urn, would have been surprised ; \o know her reason for relenting. • Riding home wilh Sieve would be the means of saving carfare. "All right," she said. His car was long and broad and comfortable. Ann sat in a corner ot the deeply cushioned seat, offering nothing. Steve asked for directions and shot through the traffic, dodging between cars, making green lights on the last flicker. Ann kept silent. So Steve was drunk after all. She'd made another foolish mistake. She set her teeth as they zig-zagged from one curb to the other. When Steve crashed across an intersection against a red light, miraculously missing another car, Ann heard the faint whine of a police siren. '"Sieve—the police—" she gasped. What a night. Why hadn't die stayed in the safe confines of Clara's apartment? (To Be Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. U. S. FAT. Macaroni Products, Used "Widely in U. S., Are Excellent Sources of Food Energy that with falflllties." lo\vel ning we Rot our modern super states. n ! S balli towel. The collard peccary curries a musk gland on !is back and uses It for sending siunals. The scent it, us Is noliccaljlc for KTOU distances. [ OF CCURSC DOM'T UKB TO j LEAVE HERE. Bur A I-1BV COMPAUV \WtU_, VJi; VUO VOU GLA7EO MltRH WOIVT UO UTOPIA on EARTH -TILL, •' HJOTHIH 1 IVJ "WE WORLD THAT CAM UWC AS V-OMG AS A UUO-E VJHVI POOR RELATIOMS CR A GUV A Rl>k3 AHEAD 1 WEV.T PROMOTION HERS AT FIRST VACANCY- MUCH MORL= CONSIDERATE: - DlC- E.VRLV GIVE "Hf WtV'T C-UV A CUMCE TO DIG iOfPORTUMiTIES TOR ADVAUCEMEtJT \SJILV. •BE MUCH. BETTER THE' WAITING LIST By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplc BV HU. M01UUS FISHBE1N Editor, Journal of the American j SI K d i c. a I Association, and of Hygeia, (lie l!c;ilth Magazine When relief agencies, in one ol our large cities, prepare a basket of food with the idea of giving the citizen on relief the minimum e.s- sential.s of a ivell-balsnced din. they find it- necessary to prejinrc :xtra quantities ol certain Ingre- rtienln for certain sections of the town. Persons of Norwegian and Swedish descent like herring; -snlt ) especially appreciated in the Negro districts and Italians use quantities of macaroni and spaghetti far beyond Die amounts consumed by people ot oUier na- lionaliltes. Central European countries incline more toward noodles. Our national coiiMiinption of macaroni, spaghetti, vermicelli and noodles makes these products one of the largest food industries in the United Slates. In 1935, more limn LOOK !\ SCRAM IS BEATING '4TME. RA881T/ GOO.COO.COO pounds of such food were produced. Our production ol macaroni and spaghetti was second only to that of Italy. The federal government has set up certain standards for macaroni and noodles, and producers of those substances must comply with these standards. Macaroni is merely dough, prepared bj adding water to semolina, farina or wheat flour, and may contain added salt. Noodles arc dried dough; prepared from wheat flour and eggs with or without water and salt. Since eggs constitute an •• addcc food factor, il has become recognized as a violation of the Foot Announcements; The Courier Ncivs has been formally authorized lo announce Ihc following candidacies for office subject to (he action of the Democratic primary in August. Missiwippi County Judge ROLAND GRF.EN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON Counly Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GA1NES i For Second Term' JACK FfN'LEY ROBINSON County and ITclwle Clerk T. W. POTTER i For fiecond Term I . Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS if or second Tom) oring in plain noodles or in macaroni sn that people will think they' are gelling egg noodles or egg macaroni. Semolina, which is used In the macaroni, consists of the mid- dlings of drum wheat. This product has more protein and less starch than farina. Since macaroni products are. largely carbohydrate in character, they are excellent sources of food energy. Such products arc particularly adaptable to the diets of laborers or those doing heavy work. One pound of macaroni will furnish 1600 calories, which is about, all Ihe calories required by Ihc average woman or man doing lighl work. The amount of protein provided in macaroni is not significant. nnd Dings Act to USD arlificial col out from here. Salad Buwl Area Troves U M SALINAS, Cal. (UP)—The Sail- nas-WalsonvUlc district has demonstrated by official statistics its claim to being the largest salad bowl in the Unilcd States. Out of n tolal of 52,333 carload lots of lettuce shipped in the United Slates last year, 26,440 ears went ! HOLD EVERYTHING By Ctyda Lewis The Courier News has been nu- thoriwd to arnoiirtci! the following candidacies lor election lit the Municipal Election, lobe held April 2. Municipal Judge 1KDYLE HKNDKRSON (Kor .Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk PRANK WHITWORTII CHARtt'8 SHORT JOHN FOSTER Cllv Mkirm.v KOV NELSON I'ERCY A. WRIGHT "l-'or Ilic love of Mike, Uil<e il easy— I've gol a cake in " lhc ovcii!"

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