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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 11, 1940
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PAGE FOUB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BI/YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ; THK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HA1NES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SVJDBDBY, Editor SAMUEL F, KORRIS, Advertising Manager Sol« National Advertising Representatives: Avknnsas<Dallies, 'inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published'Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class mutter nt the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier tu the City of Dlythcville, IBo |icr week, or 65o per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 por year, $1.50 for six months. 75c for three months; by. mall in postal zones two to six Inclusive. »6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Fifty Men Tactile a J Unemployment. In a sincere and iion-pm'lisan ctl'lfi'l to get at Ihc root of unemployment in the United Slates, 50 congressmen from both nnrlies are getting together in Washington, meeting pcriodicnlly, appointing committees lo do research. The committee, formed liy Democrat Jerry Voorhis of Cidifornhi, does not function as an adjunct of Congress, and the meinlier.s, including l(j Hcpiil;- licans, are meeting independently of their normal dutie.s. It is a noble undertaking, ono that is going lo cause lots of headaches before the members have concluded their studies. But the group ought not consist merely of 50 congressmen, working in their spare time. There should be.535 legislators—every member of Congress—seriously concerned with the one problem that today threatens American security. Unemployment all'cct.s every person in the country, it is only logical thai all the senators and representatives should concentrate on doing something abotil it. The Story of Democracy By Hendrik WHlcm van l,n<jri Democracy Works Out Belter ior Small Countries Than II Does in .Larger Ones C'li:u>lcr Seven . •' I'eoplc today, taking a much jjvcalqr luwrcsl in pollllcol questions thnn ever before, are very i>lit to wonder why.' by nnd Inree, the .so-culled small neutral slates of EMVOJXJ \\n\i\mi lo be so much further along thu roiul ot progress mini the larger empires. Why can Sweden, Switzerland, Dcuimirk, Finland and all (lie olliors give their people iirnce and tjuiet and nn orderly form of Bovcnnueniv A\'l!y have they succeeded so admirably in vc- - moving all-slums, Hi providing pensions for Uic ascd? And why Is.lhcir iwlilical life almost completely free from the everlasting corruption MM those financial scandals which in America .seem to be an unavoidable and integral ixirt ot practical politics? Generalities arc always dangerous, bill, 1 llnnK llrat we can answer I hose questions by just ono word—"size." Those countries arc small. They are inhabited by homogeneous groups of people. This does not hold tnie ot course for Switzerland, but (he excellent system of popular education has so far removed Ihc average Swiss from the prejudices of a narrow-minded muion- alism that the French. German, iialwn and Ro- maiiish-spcakmg Bfo , lps , v( , s |, )crc js a sepa _ rate groui) in the Orisons which speaks Hiul old Roman dialect) have learned not only to live but have also mastered the infinitely more difficult task of letting (lie other tcllow live his own life. Take Sweden as another example. In our own OUT OUR WAY country, ovcvytuiiiff we do, cvwy law we pass, must be carefully adjusted lo -the siiecla! desires nnil interests of all sorts of racial ami political groups. The original owners of the country, the in- (linns, not having a vote, arc a mute minority, but in nearby Mexico they have become a majority with majority rights. And at any moment, an unscrupulous demagogue, by appealing cleverly to certain racial or religious prejudices, may completely upsel our entire pollllcnl or economic balance. In Sweden, there are a Ilitle over six million iwoplc. 'Ilie jsmall "foreign" groups have become .w completely Sivcdlshlzcd (If that, lie (he word) dial (hey have become'an integral par!, of tha country of (heir adoption and would no move think of setting themselves apart from the rest of their neighbors (by dietary laws, special holidays and such like) thnn they would dream 01 avoiding military service or suiMiiK for any other privileges. This docs not menu llial any of smnil countries me exactly a political Paradise. Amm- llous lawyers and sehool-tracher.s and laoor- leiulers fight each other at election time wun intense hlUcrno.s.s, But these quarrels :ire "family quarrels," .so to spcnk. And wlillc a Socialist, prime minister may —In theory at least—be a confirmed Republican, Mils will not prevent him from being on Hie most amicable pcrsonnl terms will! the monarch whom ho wants lo depose and from discussing wild his majesty the affairs of their common country over a friendly game of bridge. Such things are, of course, only possible In JminH'counliies where everybody knows everybody else. For In such countries, every nclKHUcn- knows pretty much everything about, all his other neighbors. And .such a familiarity tends to keep everybody honest. For let a government official In a small Dulcn or Danish town Iw.sloiv a fur conl worth ISO crowns upon his wife, when all his neighbors know that he could (according to his income) afford only MO crowns for tills unnecessary luxury, and pretty soon a delegation of government, accountants will appear from the ncnvDy capital lo nuike au inspection uf his books. All Ihts. to nn even more microscopic degree, held true of ancient Greece. Athens, even in the heyday of H.s glory, was not mud) larger Iliaii the township of Greenwich, Conn., in which I am writing this. Ten New York City blocks would have taken earn of all the "Irec and equal" citizens who made up Aristotle's "policy." And the strength of lliose famous Greek cities therefore lay not in Ihc number of their inluibllanl.s. Oa the contrary, they were strong because they were small. For being small, Ihcy were homogeneous. Tlml word means "being of a common origin—being alike—being of the same kind or nature." Therefore (here is smalt profit to be derived from a comparison of the ivndenl forms of democracy with our modern ones. NliXT: \Ylicn Coud Deinocnii'-y ISeeomcs Matt - UciniHTiii-y, Autocracy Grows. ' • SO THEY SAY We must sympathize and give comfort to llicse brave people of Finland for protecting then- homes and their families,—Mayor FlorcUo U\ GuardiH of Now York. * t t While it might have been true at one i»no that college fraternities were all expensive' luxury, this no longer holds true today.—nunord E. Stone, acting dean of undergraduates, University of California at las Angeles. * * t 'Co prepare young people more cltcctively lor the life which lies ahead, education for sou- rcalization, for civic participation, for vocational efficiency calls for even more generous linaucnig of public education than heretofore il has had. —Federal Security Administrator Paul V. McNull. * * * With only a few minor exceptions, the policies which have been followed (by the administration) have been such ns to discourage tlic development nnd fruition of new business enterprises based upon the invention and introduction of new products or services.—Dr. Karl 'l'. Complon, president, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MARCH 11, 10< SIDE GLANCES by Gajbrarth "When you think of Hit cxlrsi dinners il'will help me »o( invited to, this gown isn't too expensive." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CHARLES ROWLAND, OLD TJAAE COLORADO RIFLEMAN EXTRA- CAST BULLETS OF= TO GAIN W1MDSOC2., Ox^.txJAD>ds r IS RXXKLTHER- THAN SIOUX IOW/X. ANSWER: Very small brooks, or rivulets. NEXT: What causes natural pearls? Byrd Party Thankful For Kansas Popcorn LAWRENCE. K!is. (UP)'—When Admiral Richard E, Byrd left on ills Antarctic expedition he in- eluded In his supplies 800 pounds of popcorn purchased from a seed company here. Recently the company received a radio message from West Bssc Antarctica, through the u s Department of Interior. "Warmest regards from :v. cold ,,h,cc," the message said. "Have bad many oc- casions lo be s r 'itefnl fur your friendly assistance." Kichard W. nighlmiro of Buffalo, N. Y., mentally c.xlract.s square, cube, and fifth roots; gives the .sine nnd. cosine of all angles lo tour decimal points; cube.s any two-digit number; gives logarithm of numbers to .seven places: and many other mathematical marvels, yet has had formal schooling only to the fifth grade. Read Courier News wiint ads. WON'T VOU BE GLAD WHEN HE'S BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF HISSELF? By J. H. WiUiains OUU BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES VKSTOIUJAVi Arro»(rJ for urlvliiic Mlilh. Inlnxlciilrd, sieve *cmlK ,Ui;i fiuniu h\ n riilj. dura :irrlvcu ril llu> ktinif thnr, li-urtul, ilrlink, imj nii^rj' lu'fati*^ tEn* men ItritvttKilly tlm'U' lier oul, Jlut by .Momluj- -till- Jinrly linn jrollu'il ttlf'miir fur <;j:irfi tiltU Kite ri'^Hi-x »fr feli'itilrt with tlie *tury. I'tml "vcrht..[irN, li Hilary ovi'r Aliu'a I'urt In (lik.. iill'iilr. CHAPTER XVI ANN'briefly described the unsuccessful evening lo Mrs Pringle. "I know better than 1o fio," she concluded. 'That isn't wliat 1 want—parlies with men who wouldn't speak lo me if they happened lo be with llioir mother:, or sisters." "Or wives," Mrs. Pringlc put in "Gracious—do you suppose they were married men?" "Not young Claybournc—the world would hear about it if he got married. But Jake Bontel has a wife, my husband's niece is her personal maid. Very likely Florabelle's friend is married too. "I don't know what comes over men, too much money, I guess. Now (here's my Joe—he may not be much, but he's faithful. 1 never leave him enough money to be anything pise." Ann began, "Oh, 1 doti'l think I-'loi-abelle would—" She did not finish the remark. After all, what did she know of FlorabclleV Beautiful apartment, stunning clothes, frequent parties, a glamorous appearance. Ann pondered over the queer assortment of girls who lived on tho third floor of Mrs. Follet's rooming house, not realizing that they represented a cross sc-ction of thousands o( rooming houses, a coming together, through necessity, of varying personalities, each •with liev own sel of emotions and standards, each trying to lick life in her own way. Ann's wind strayed on to Paul Hayden. There was something about him that weakened her defenses. She thought of him (oo much, longed lo see him with a thrilled wishfulncs.s that amazed her. Was she falling in love with Paul? The disastrous effect of such a love warned her lo turn back before it was loo late. Two definite reasons stood in flic way at loving Paul Haydcn. First, he had plainly jbisr! that love mid marriage were outside his calculations. She admired him for his honest directness. Secondly Ann intended to climb Ilio ladder of. success alone, unhampered by tics of any kind. This meant lliat she must be on guard to keep her emotional self in the background. * - * A NN Jell the shop at 5 o'clock to find Steve Claybourne cooling liis heels in the gloomy foyer. His oyes lighted with pleasure as she stepped from the elevator and although she knew she should pas. him with a cool nod, she stopped when he extended his hand. "f thought surely you would send flowers to the jail, 11 ho laughed. "Didn't you gel them?" she sparkled, "l ordered a wreath of lilies and u spade." "Aro you inferring that I'm t dead one?" „ ."Sounded a ]jjil c (i, a t way didn't il?" She started for Hie door. "1 must dash." "Why dash?" What's the hurry?" "It's my (urn io get dinner." Ann went lo the door. "Mice to have seen you. Goodby." Hurrying along the sidewalk, she found Steve beside her. "Hew about dinner?" lie asked. '•No, thank you." "Why not'" "Oh, just because." "Well, well-old Steve must nave lost his power ot attraction. But persuasion—I'm still good al that." "Not good enough." She crossed Slate street, heading for the El. He kept step, jostled by the hastening home seekers. "I want a chance to apologize." he said. "For what?" "For Saturday nighl."' "Listen—I went lo that parly, it's my own fault if I didn't like it." They stopped at Wabash for lie lights to change and she looked into his handsome, reckless face. 'There's one thing that I'm curious looul," she said slowly. "What were you doing in (hat crowd? You were almost as out of place I." "Oh, 1 don't know. I go hither ind yon in search ot adventure, "m always looking for il. if noth- ng turns up by 6M5 in the cve- liny I go out and break something oose. Clancy is my father's representative in Omaha and a darn good business man. Jake is one of ouv best customers. I just IriJled into the parly for something beller lo do." * * * JPKAINS roared above Ibcm, sur• face cars clanged their bells, lonis tooted, pedestrians scurried. \nu called, "Goodby," and ran ip Ilio El stairs. Waiting for the rain, Paul Haydcn joined her on lie platform. He lipped his hat, lot smiling. "Hello, Paul," she smiled. "Isn't t a lovely evening?" "Very," he said' s shorlly. "Aren't you early? t thought •ou didn't leave the store until V.30?" "I had an errand." He did not THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. REG. u. 5. PAT. S.iek .People Unusually Susceptible To Suggestions ol' Superstitions BORN -THIRTV VEARS TOO SOON J'.f> .«lU<M*J •3-11 EGAD. P>\SSEO UP f\ COZY BMAMCIAL CUSHION FOR i.'OOLD AGE EW RAUMT- GAS, LIGHT, PMOME, MOBOOV CflM FOLLOW NW, VJMER.COAL, TAV6S, BEWT FORK- HE ALWAVS AT THE POST/ OlO TvUlS&S TOSS ft WASP HIS FUR ? r. ^-\ EMTR5ATIES TC> AV3E TWIGGS WILL TELL IIV OH. MOUUIS iller, .loiiiiinl nf Ilie Ainrrirati Air die a I Assuciclion. ami of Hj-jtia, (lie Ikaltli Ma»azinr Tor every siipi-rstitiou held uy uimnn beings tliere Is a reason in listorv. The avcnigc hcnltry man : cliovcs in innumerable notions, le may ijc convinced Dial Ijicafc- a mirror means seven ynns ! bud Hick, that walking under a ladder means more bud luck, that 13 is an unlucky number, and that 1 \ hortcslioe lutughig over a door keeps turay (rouble. When he gets sick. he. i s even more full o( stiiierstitions. Now he j»sls reason aside and believes anything that anybody tells him. His credulity increases in direct ptopottion to the severity of Ihc .liscase. Sii])d5titions die hard. Many people believe that intelligent children are likely to be weaker than the average child. For this notion there is not the slightest support in fact. Tho superstition j s based on u number of impics.siwi.'j and alibis. There is the common bcliet Hint everything (ends to level out aiid that if one person i.s exceedingly fortunate in making money, lie i.s likely to be unfortunate' in his health or in his family arrangements. There is a belief that if a girl is unusually handsome, she is probably vain and conceited. There is a belief that ugly girls arc likely lo be more kind and pleasant than good-looking girls. These arc beliefs based on compensations and wishes. In other words, it is the 1 tendency of the human mind lo make us satisfy the deficiency by giving ,,s an advantage in sonic other particular. If we were to make a careful study, however, \vc would find many strong, healthy persons add. that ho had gone lo meet; only to find Steve there be him. Having listened to Cla graphic description of the Sal day night parly, and having s> numerous newspaper pictures Steve Clayboume, he'd had no fieully in recognizing him. The train rushed into the sla and they went together inl crowded car. Finding straps t hung on. Paul said nothing. \v the train jerked, he steadied A with a hand on hor elbow, fell a restraint about htm glunccd several times at his soi face. "Everything alt right?" she as nt last. "Fine." "Wo had a nice time (ho ol evening, didn't we?" She fr valiantly to break through to I "Do you mean Saturday nig) "Oh. that— News certainly around, doesn't it?" "It must have been iniile brawl." "H certainly was." "I see there was a the person of Mr. Steve Cl bourne." She darted another „„„,,.,. him. "Steve wasn't so bad," said. "That's what I thought. Thai more than one way of pul yourself to a higher level,' 1 "Arc you deliberately trying be nasty, Paul?" * * * CUE Jell Jjurl ;md bewildei She couldn't know ot Ilie prcssion lett by Clara's rema And she couldn't know that P was bilterly disappointed and < fused as to the reason for his appointment. He diet not answer and I 1 hurtled onward in silence. As train nearcd Paul's station, A raised her eyes. She had no i of tho effectiveness of her upw glance. Her lashes were rema able, long and curling and „ tipped. Paul, who had been g; ing somberly at her averted f started when she looked up. "Friends?" she asked. ' : Yes," he nodded gravely. "Then—must we have "mis derstandingi?" She was so earnest thai he smiled for the f time. "I wasn't sure you wanted lo friends," he said. "Oh, yes," she breathed. The train was slowing. P ;aid, "Let's walk in the park light and smell the spring." "All right," she laughed. A caned down to catch one in ;limpfc of him ns-ho strode acr he platform. She was only 1 nvaro that" her hloxKT.satig iciausly. •'-' (To Bo G'ou(Imieil) among distinguished scholar*, instance ,the requirements for Irgcs nowadays are such that, athletes in many institutions ut men of a. very high intellig rating. Furthermore, the very mauds of modern sport rcq more than average intelligence leadership. The Rhodes .scholars, all of -. tire outstanding for intelle achievement., must also have i Iheiv athletic ability, in |he way young men who cj-uatifj West Point and Annapolis be able lo!ify not only tally but. physically. The child \vlio docs wel school is one who is willii put in a certain ntimijcr of of study. Such a child tends, I fore, to be perhaps somcwli/j active thnn the child who i tie for .study. Furthermore, children with eyes who have to wear heavy es seldom participate in at sports and tend, therefore, to more lime reading. These ai only bases that exist for the erslitjoii thai intelligent eh are apt. lo be weaker Iliaii average. HOLD EVERYTHING By Cly<! Lev/is Announcements: The Courier News has been lor- 'ally authorised to announce (lie following randidacie.s tor oilier s,ul>- ject to Die action of the Dcmoculif primary in August. •>Iis.sis»i|ipi Countv .Jutljr ROLAND GREEN' Slici-iff niul Callcctor HALE JACKSON Counly Trcasnrnr R L. (BILLVI GMNKS ' For Second Term f JACK KINLEV ROBINSON' Ccunlj ana I'rolnlc Clerk T. W. POTTER 'V'or Second Term) Circuit Court ClrrK HARVEY MORRIS 'Ior Second Term) The Courier News hn.s bon. authorized lr> ni'HOKiice tl'.e follow;i,; camlidaciivi Tor election al tHo M u ' nlcljial Klcrtion. lobolielri .\nn\ > Municipal .Iudj;c UOYLE HENDERSOX (For Second Tenn) GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH C:HARLKs SHORT JOHN I'-OSTEIt Clly iitlorupj- ROY NKLT.ON PKRCV A. WJUOHT l sec \vliy Ihc birds ilou'l use out' hii'd luilli, Main —I even put soup chips in il." >

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