The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 9, 1940
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FOUE BLYTHEVffiUg .(AUK.) CQUWBR N«WS THE BIjYTlIBVlLLB COURIER NEWS TW QQURIER NEWS CO. "B. W. HAINES, Publisher J. O8AHAM SUDBURY, Editor P. NORB1S, Advertising Manager Sole Nation?! Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, DC- trqlt, 'Okteh?)"? City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at {he post- office at BIytheville, Arkansas, under set of Congress, October 9, J9JV, Served by the United Press 6UBSOR1PTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blyihevlllc, 15o |>er 'week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per yfar. $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mail in postal zones two lo six Inclusive. 56.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance, College Education Nat /(bsnhue Necnssiiy The establishment in our high school hero this .school year of a vocational guidance program, probably more deli- nitely termed a diversified occupations program, lends (o increase our belief that those students who are unable for various reasons (o plan a college career certainly need not despair of (ho future. We realize there is a strong tendency toward the belief that in this highly competitive era the person without college training is going to be counted out before he even gets a chance. And of'course we believe that the opportunity for college training should not be passed up. But getting down to realities there is no (|iiostion but thai many high school students will never sec the interior of a college hall. Should -they therefore give up in despair artel resign themselves to a for- 16i;n '.future'.' We think not, most emphatically. And that's where this diversified 1 occupations program comes in so well. Most of the students who go in for this type of education are those who realize that their chances for higher education are rather uncertain to say the least. Given the gmlianco they will get in this program, in which, the various businesses in the community bc- come their laboratory while they are still in school, they arc, going to be hard for college students to head oil' later on. It's«r secret that the first year or two of a student's h'Ce in college is a sort of social experiment in many instances, in other words a period of adjustment before the serious part of a college career begins. And for a substantial' number even the latter years don't provide much more. We do not mean this as an indictment of colleges. But wo do believe that the high school graduate who has the opportunity for early guidance that the diversified occupations course affords, is goiitj;' to be able to hold his own in nuury occupations. He may miss .^ome of the good times as collegians interpret good times and he may become downhearted nt intervals but like as not some day he'll be directing the , back-to-carth efforts of some who have followed I he collegiate trail. A diploma | S 110 | onger ., b . lr to d(j . ^.^ Of course, .-politicians do not, like Highly educated peopje, bin (i,e politicians no longer exercise mud, control.-Mayor Fiorcllo L« Guardia of New York. .The Story of Democracy By Hendrlk \Vllkm van 1,0011 OUT OUR WAY The Vast Difference Between Democracy and Self- Government Clitilitcr Sis The people 'of the Middle Ages etijoyed °>w gront advnntflge over our OWH time. They not only Imd to woi'k for a Ih'ins bin Ihfic was only one way |n which they coma (if they were fortunate) hoj>c to mnkc that living, They had to dig In Iho soil, and ;u> Dial .•ioil, from Ihc outrageous treatment il hud re< cclvcd lor nlinost n thousand yetirs, wiis coin- plelely exhausted, thej hud lo dig very haro. Tlial left tliein liltlu siwve time for coiucmplB,- tlqu, nnd Iho few who loved to Indulge In HIM expensive luxury were burled In some cloister Mid as faithful members p[ the oldest of a" totalitarian stales—tho super-empire ol u\q Church—they were very dcflnUely conscious ot the limits Imposed upon lliclr political speculations. But they hud qlrciidy been .shrewd cuoueh to discover the tremendous vnltic of "quotes." To "quotii some one" menus that you name anotncr person as Oic nutliorlty for n certain staicincni or o[ilnlon which you insert in yovtr own writings. The mediaeval writer iinon the dangerous • < iu»- jeel of iwllticfi used quotes, and In nine cases out ol ten, he quoted from Arlstollc.. H wns true that tlwt niiclent Greek Miillior hud conic to him In a rather rouml-iiboul way. The orishml Greek had been trniislatcrt into Arabic. The Arabic version had thereupon been carried to Spain and htul been re-translated into Lntin. This process of liugiiisillc laundei-inB had sullied rather than cleansed the original text, but nobody knew the difference inul so nobody caicd- And ArLslotle was always n safe pcrsou iroin whom to quote. Before ills erudition, even tile highly suspicious Church FaUiers had Uoww their pious heads witli deep rov-croncc. Yes, Aristotle was Ihc Ideal mine of inlonim- llon for all mediaeval writers, but unforlunnte- ly for tlic sake of (In: (k'niocrntic Ideal, llKit famous disciple of Plato tinted democracy almost as thoroughly ns Thomas Carlylo cntnc to do iwcnty-two .ceutuiies Inter when he clis- tnlsscri all democraltc fortns of government wltii a contemptuous sneer and grunted, "Democracy! Huh! A form of government In which me vote of Judas Is as good as that of Jesus!" IW the way, you u'ill observe that I use "fiuotes.") This iiileiiSH dislike for democracy on the pan of Aristotle was quite logical and 'eiillrely un- dL'rsliindaUe. Uneier Ihc clever leadership ot Pericles tn the lif til century B. c, Ihc city 01 Athens had enjoyed—for a few brief years—sncn an outburst of democratic glory that even Unlay. the world is.still talking about this Golden Age. nut 1 said il had lasted only ii few years, iv had started in 444 B. C. It had been all over in 42!) U. C. And most people laid tho blame lor this defeat to • Ihc outrageous misrule oi't'nc Dciiingogucs (tho rabble-rousers) who succeeded Pericles and who. hitting behind their contemporary liUl-oC-rtghls, had merely used their own liberty of expression lo enslave all those who did not agree with them. The filial destruction of the Athenian .Empire, after tho treason of Alciblades (usually regarded as (he best example of an aristoernt gone democratic), had given (he cause of "rule By (tie people" such a bad reputation hi the eyes of till welli'bnlaticcd and reasonable-minded people that according lo Aristotle (who'of course hud an axe to grind), democracy was the perversion of that "desirable form of government" which one might cnl) "constitutional government," To Aristolle Ibis meant the rule by the majority of all free nnrt equal citizens .is op- nosetl to « monarchy or an aristocracy. And so, as early as the fourth century 11. U. there were already people who \vcrc beginning It) rccognjuc the vast dllTerriicc that exists bc- IAVCCII "democracy' and "sell-government." NUXT: Democracy Winks Iklter in Small CmiuUies Hum hi Rig Cnuillrics. The President will be drnUcd unless, in a most vigorous manner, he makes il perfeclly cloijr lo the American people that he will decline, (be nomination.—Senator Ud\vin C. Johnson (Dem., Colo.). SATURDAY, MARCH 9, (' SIDE GUNCES by OalbraHh "You'll find my -husband out there—the fuwlli kid from * the right." ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD B £ ™»' 0anm INDIA. M-S OF= THE KIPAVVA REGION! OF WESTERN QUEBEC ARE. PERMITTED TO EAT THE SCXXL.V NORTH CAROLINA WENT TO:WAP>,IM IQIO OVER CCPR. TWO BIT NESSEH.1CF lr:c. I.M.HEO. U. S. F*T OFF. _ OISC5UTE. <?^ 3-1 I VA/HiCH \S LONGER., A ^AND AAILE OR XX _ /\AII_e ,-J ANSWER: Nautical mile, 6080 feel; land mile, 5280 feet. . NEXT; Target practice with solid gold bullets. Blush Can Be Measured If There's Any Deipand MANHATTAN, Kas. tUP) — Development of the recording spec-- Iropbotomelcr. .NO sensitive •. it. 'can measure the light ot a camllc a mile away, wa.s anuouiKoil here by Everett 5. Lee. head ot the General Electric company ccneral engineering laboratory a!. Kchencc- Intly, N. Y. The electrical 'device was dc(signed lo .match Inks, <i. ve .s, lex. i tilcii and paints and ( n compare color uniformity where it, is most nccpssaiy, such a.s in stamps and currency. H there were any call for such a measurement, Lee said, it conic record (.he relative color value o. a blonde, redhead or hnincllc 01 measure the intensity of a blush. Turns On Heal DUNCAN. Okla. (UI>) — liiggesl fire reported in Duncan's city of- flees gns bill was tit the lira'station ofllctals explained thai, during tin recent cold spell heaters in Iht station buvncd day and night so that the trucks would be ready for Instant use. BEFORE I TAKE THIS \/ PROM A 1 TWEMTY HOME,WE'LL FIND GOLDIE AM' I'LL PULL OUT TH' ROLL AN' SAY , HERE'S THAT BUCK I OVVE YOU ~ HE WON'T SLEEP PER WEEK GOSH , THAT WILL BE TH' HUNDRED AN ONE SCHEMES HE'LL COOK UP TO TRV AN' GET IT. OUGHT TO LEARN A LOT FROM HIM MOTH1N' . . ••:, • W&lt'jf;^ By J. R. Williauis OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK 'BYLOUISE HOLMES COPYRIGHT. 1641 NEA SERVICE. IN \l-:STKHt)AVl 8(CVC 1» lUlOII- Ixliftl wlii-ji Ann nrjtrx nn ci- I'l-IU-nl dinner. He k,,oiv» klic daren't ImiuuK tn thin eru'ivd. Slic nviilil* M* >iiir>lioiilii|;, lookn for u rJwiiPe -i, r«iMi|ic. rii, ally l( ciiino anil »ln. irnvcD. Clnrn rcCimm li> Otm lliu imrl)-. Sit've fallGiv* Ami, limhii,, n m l >liu | U | ),|,i, j rjvt |l"r homr. Wlil'li lie IT:I S |)|.« red "Silts, u liolli'o vitr iritlU (Leai, CHAPTER XV CTEVE laughc^l exultantly, accelerating his speed, dodging in and out of trafflc at a terrific rate. Another siren look up the chase. At last a squad car came along- Side and Steve reluctantly pulled over to (he curb. He 'was still laughing. An officer came to the window. "So it's you, Claybourne," he growled. "I thought so. Up to your old, tricks. What's the alibi this time?" "The lady is sick," Sieve explained. "I'm getting her to the icarest hospital." He nudged Ann, who was petrified with lear. 'Cough for the- captain, dear." The officer had been leaning, heart and shoulders in the ear. 'Driving while intoxicated," he said grimly. "What did I have for dinner?" Steve wanted to know, "Get along to the station and no funny business," the law commanded. Ann h;id been crouching in the scat. At this point she leaned KTOSS Steve. "I'm not intoxicated, fficer," she said, close to his lace. 'I haven't had ;i drink." "What are you doing with Steve Cluy bourne?" "He offered to talce me home. "lease— if you 'l[ let me drive, I'll be careful." The officer laughed good-na- tircdly. "Can't do it, young lady," ic said. "The boys down at the station would miss this friend of voui-s it he didn't show up about once a week. However, I have lothing against you. Cot out ii you want to," Ann liesitalod. It didn't seem quite sporting lo leave Steve when ie was in trouble. He settled the natter for her. Pushing out ot :he car door past tfic officer, he lailed a cruising cab, tossed a bill to the driver, and opened the door. "Your carriage waits, Ann," he announced. away from the scene, she laughed. She couldn't iclp il. What would have been o disaster ot tho worst magnitude to icr, an arrest, was all in the night's work for Stove. He'd pay i fine and go merrily on his way. Her cab was juined by another is they turned into Murray street. Simiillfineo«.«ly (he (wo taxis nulled up lo the curb. Clyra, cry- ing hysterically, alighted from the second cab. Ann put an arm around her and led her into the house, breathing a sigh of relief. Inside their o'wn apartment, she said, "Don't cry, Clara. Everything is all right. You're home. Maybe this will (each us a lesson." She was mixing soda in a glass ol water. If Florabello considered soda the correct dosage for Jake it certainly could do Clara no harm. Clara was a sight. Tears had wrought havoc with mascara and rouge. Her eyes were swollen, her mouth loose and shaking, "I never was so mad in my life," she sobbed hysterically, "They can't do that to me, I guess I've got feelings just tho same as anybody else." "What did they do?" Ann asked, proffering the glass. Clara obediently drank, still crying. "What did they do?" Ann asked again, hanging C'ara's coat in the closet. "When you lelt, those two horrid men were sore. They took me down io Die street ,-itid put me in a cab. They said it was time to throw out the trash. Oh—oh—I won't be insulted like thai." "Never mind," Ann said soothingly. "Be glad they put you in a taxi." She helped Clara to bed and slowly undressed. Well, she'd been on u party and that was that. She d never do it again. Thinking of Steve, she smiled. He was a rascal, but an engaging rascal. * * * QLARA was still fast asleep when Ann went to church the next morning. She was grumpy through dinner and napped all afternoon. At 4 Flprabello, evidently just out of bed, crossed the hall. Her face sagged with weariness. Ann decided again that Florabclle was not so young as she pretended lo be. "Come in, Florabelle," she said. 'Clara is asleep." She braced herself for. u storm of criticism. None was forthcoming. Florabelle said, "Sorry you didn't !ike the parly." "You see, I don't drink," Ann explained apologetically. "I've seen a lot of it in my day and— oh, I don't know—" 'You're smart." Florabelle let it go at that. "You certainly went over in a big way with Steve." "Did 1?" "I'll say you did." She jumped to another topic. "Wasn't Clara mess?" > "Poor Claru," Ann said. After a little more lesultory.con- vcvsation, Florabell?. rose to leave. Opening the door, she gasped, "Oh, it's you!" A man slood in Ihc hall, was short and thin and dvcsscc his Sunday best. In his hand carried what was obviously a j ot candy. His eyes, gazing Florabelle, were worshipful. J recognized him as the postman! "How do you do," he said lin : Jy. "I was just passing—" ; 'HE next morning, by tho t- llj.e girls reached Ihe cornci ! State ami Dearborn,"Clara had gained her usual cheerfulness, fact, she was beginning to recoj and enjoy the experiences of SJ urday night. j "A lot of. it was fun," sho si "I loved (he cabs and the din) and seeing how swell people liv, "Dp you call Clancy and J:! swell people?" Ann asked. j "They must bo. They \-L scads of money. The laxi fare i.< over $5 each way." "Money doesn't make pec swell," Ann said. "What does then?" "Knowing how (o behave, guess." J "You know how to behave, A j Gee, it was swell the way s' ordered the dinner." "My father used to lake around." Clara went on to the not counter. It wasn't in her lo ki silent. Within an hour the enl store knew that Clara Brooks 1 been on a party Saturday niy that she had dined on Uui breast and mushrooms, that : had gone and returned via la cab. Paul Haydcn came to i counter with a truck load of. i tions while she was vividly C. scribing the elegance of the "ho 1 apartment. , j "Oh, it was swell," siie was <jrl ing. "Great big divans and Equ! chairs and a radio—waiters rtis. ing in and out—high bails aj cocktails— Yon should have sc Ann—she's my roommale— you 1 she wasn't impressed. Ann's br around. She tossed oft her diii and never turned a hair— hello, Mr. Hoyden—gee, it's h; io settle down to work. Ann a I went on a party Saturday nigh Clara went on proudly. "Stc Claybourne was there—you kno he's Ihat rich guy who's alwa [Citing his picture in the pape; Paul asked, "Arc liie circ' under Ann's eyes any blacker In yours?" Clara's laugh got out ot contr "You say the craziest things, .\ Hayden, Ann didn't stay as lo as I did. She and Steve—T call him Steve just like he was an body—(hey left early." Sho stopped, gazing after P.iu very straight back. "What's got (o be hufi'y-ab.nutV" she ask<; (To Be Continued) M • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. O. S. PAT. OFF Study of Causes Will Help Lo Reduce Sickness .Among Industrial \Vorkers UK. .MOIilUS KISHBKIN . | attention to coltls , _. ..... i nope tier ALL iMt>st= MAW.' \VHftT (\KlLUMG.' TIP'S r, ._ WERE LIKE GRAPEFRUIT VVHEM <3CRW>i \-< RViSEo THE HABBIT.' HEH«HEH/~—~ ^ WILL EE IN TRftKJSPORTS O, JOY WITH HER VJIMMIMGS/ tsiggs?~! ^-rr~-~-~, .i,,,;..-rv. ,•..»,.. ^^% HERE'S TO TUB FLftG SHE t-LNto ^Hfe FLIES^ s*_^ HER Sous, THE-.... ")..^. ; DP VOUDO,MGS. j LCWELV DAY/ [ UME HOOPLE 6HlP Milor, .luuriial of the AincrieiiH Jl cil ic a I Association. ;iiul of Ifygci^, Ihc Health iMujamic Among all the disabilities which :ecp employes from their work, the .ommon cold is most ygjiificani. 3ccuncl arc the disturbances which >ccur in women simply because .hey are women. Third are disiurb- nces of digestion, and fourth, psy- ;hological clislurbnnrcs whic)) iniii- .atc that human beings arc simply lot up to the drive of modern life. Many suggestions have been made .s to methods of reducing the iiimhcr of colds among workers, ipparciilly. routine inoculation ot coplc against colds does not do he job. a.s proved by the cxperi- ncos of many Ifjrgc companies. L'lieic are some people \vho still be- icvc that exposure to cold while iOt and sudden changes of tem- eratute arc important. Physicians in some large inrUi.s- .ries report thai employe's who lake howor baths before going outtioois, :end to light off colds. In some in- Justric.'i, it is believed tliat, prompt dispensary will lessen the faulory. the number. Measures inslitutecl include such treatments as. the of alkaline liowdcr and, in other places, drugs like a.spiriu. Most important probably is a study of the industrial plant, with relationship to the departments" in which colds arc most prevalent, and an attempt, lo find out. why colds spread more rapidly and more frequently in those departments. In plants where great numbers, of women arc employed, investigators divide womr ninto-lliosc ivho work through their periodic disturbance without, complaint, who begin work but sooner or later show up in the restrooni. and those who Invariably stay home a full day or longer. Here again, studies of the em- who have the most tro 1 with an attempt to under.?'; why, will frequently bring fewer abscences and, in many stances, will result iu me consultation which will yield n Disturbances nl digestion more likely in men than in we in industry. They occur more < in the summer months. In p: where employes lose much time cause of digestive .disturbance. 1 investigation will frequently that the. disturbances arc assocr with hurried eating, use of places that are not quite suii and complete failure to nndcrr the simplest fads about nutr Boys Insist, so Co-Eds Must Dress for I MEDFQRD, Mass. lUt' cause Tulls College boys s were "sloppy." co-ed:i at Ja College now must lor di The student government p a regulation against the tradi college girl style of an old s-.v skirt and ankle sox. The c can't appeal at a dinner tab! less clad in a dinner or afte dress ami "ladylike" high heel silk sto"kin-'s. Announcements; The Courier News has been for- nall.v authorized to announce (he ollowing candidacies for office sub- cct to the action of the Democratic .Primary in August. Mississippi Coiinly .luflgc ROLAND GREEN Sheriff ami Ccllcclw HALE J.'.CKSON County Treasurer U. I,. (BILLV* GAINBH (For Second Term) JACK FT.NLEY ROBINSOX ly and I'rotralc t.'lerU T. W. "POTTER i For .Second Tcrnu ivniil Cuurt Clerk HARVEY MORUIS 'I-or Secomi Tenni HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis if Com icr News ha.s been an- i izcd to announce IUO fullowins; ! .s tor election at the Mu- Klection, to be held April 2. Municipal Juds" DOYLE HENDERSON" i For Second Term* GEORGE W. BARHAM • City Clerk HIANK WHITWORI'II CHARLES SHORT JOHN I-XV3TEI7. f'lly .Mlonic) Cpr» 1W3 IV Mi* mYlCt. ITIC- T. M, >[C U . I'EllCY A. WEIGHT. "lloiK'.sl, Judge, 1 dou'l know why 1 hj( her - but \vus lo nic.u.nd l)ic.(lpoi:\yiis wide optu

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