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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 13, 1940
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PAGE FOUK THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS '"'••• THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. Vf. HAINKS, Publisher . j, GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Editor P.' MORRIS, Advertising Manager '.'.' Soft Ka((6nil .Advertising Representatives: Arkansas pillie's, Inc., Sew York, Chicago, Detroit,"'Oklahoma' City, Memphis. publlsHed Every Afternoon Except Sunday .Entered »s. second class matter at the post- office at BtyUievtlie, Arkansns, under act of Oort- October 8, 1817. Served by the United Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATKS By carrier In the City of Blylhevlllc, I5o per week, or «5<; per monlb. By mall, within » radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per year, $1,50 for six months, 15c for three months; by Thall In postal zones two to sis inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven nnd eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance-. II. S. Gets a Coin pi Frniioe was afraid Americnns mitflil begin to believe Na/.i propnganila. She was also tifvnif) we might not believe French propaganda. So France sent Pierre (ie Lauux of the information ministry to look over the situation. Wh«t M. de Lanux found should niake every American gloat. This country, the frenchman wikl, just wasn't swallowing propa(,'ai)dn. "Where onco this country was completely emotional —utterly gullible—the people today are .•tstomshinjjiy critical and disbelieving:," lie said. Why the change? M. tie Lnnux prac- - UcaJly answered that too when he explained that France will be bankrupt after the war, no matter who wins. Anierjeaiis knew Hint. Our memories aren't so short that we don't recall wlijii the last war did to the world. Perhaps, M. de Lainix, that's why we're not having any this lime. Three Hurdle to Republican Presidential Candidate Frank E. Gannett, in ;i recent Los An;' geles appearance, offered a 17-point program which he guaranteed would bring recovery witliin six months. There's no doiibt that it would—if it could be made to work out. As a matter of fact, only three of Ihe objectives need be attained, and the rest would follow inevitably. Those three, as offered by Mr. Gannett: 1. Solve unemployment, and give every will- Ing worker a job at » fair wage. 2. Restore to Ihe runner bis normal Income. 3.. "Assure the public (hat this country will not become involved in any foreign war. •" The man who can reach goals will earn himself :\ permanent place in history. No candidate will survives unless he pledges himself to the attainment of these objectives—a n d means it. BLYTHEVfLLB (ARK.)'?COURIER NEWS The Siory of Democracy Hendrlk Wlllem van 'CCC Boys Learn to Rtntd Aside from the relief they furnish to able-bodied young men, the CCC camps arc providing another lilllc known service by helping fo reduce illiteracy. The boys don't need to learn to read and write if they don't want to but since the CCC was started, move than 80,000 of them have. The percent^ of illiteracy in the camps if! a| , pn , s j_ malely consistent will, tiiat of the nation in general. Last year, out of 300000 lads, 8500 couhl neither r«.,| nor wnf.c—about 2.0 per cenl. T J ' e __CCCj.aii]ps m . iy OUT OUR WAY ' MAKING A HAT LIKE HER NE.W ONE OUT OF AN OLD HAT OF PA'S, -JUST 1 TO SHOW HER SHE'S EXTRAVA&AMT/ SAY, ""VHV CAN'T YOU' \ DO NICE, KIND THINGS INSTEAP 44 OF ALWAYS STARTING -^ s ~ AN UPROAR? Democracies of Early Days Had to Be 'Built On Pouncla- lions That Recognized Slav- cry. Chapter Nine Democracy Is like medicine. notli of llicjii existed in damn at least In ancient times as they do today find (rierofore we Inlk glibly nljouf, the Democracy of Hie Greeks and the medicine of the. Middle A ? cn as If (hey could really lie compared to otir own brand. Dut although the labels are the same, the contents of the iiiickngai which Ihey ciivcr have so completely changed ns to hnvc become something entirely different. To modern man, for cxnmpie, the Idea ot a Ucmocrnvy bnsed cndrcly upon slavery .seems as absurd nnd InlolcrnWc as the notion of Hying to cure the plnpiie by mumbltng some absurd lw- cusnociui over the hody of Ihe patient while Siv- ing him a drink of polluted water. Therefore, in all otir discussions of Democracy as 11 was practiced In ancient, times, we fihouUl remember lhat Democracy, as'we imdcrstand II today, Is of very rcoenl origin, lndec<l not much more than half a century old. For even our own experiment in fielf-gavc'riuncnt wns originally bnsed upon the presumption thai several oittri,'orlc.s or our fellow human beings, on account of Ihelr religion, the color of their sxm or the state of their bank account., must forever he excluded from all participation In the management of Ihelr own affairs. Yes, even so enlightened and literal » ,slnl<?s- man as Thoiiins Jeffersoii, proiahiy tlie most, In- (elllneiit among the founders of the Republic, wrote his noble .sentence about all nien Iwing born free while he owiied seventy-two foliick slaves. Which Invurlaljly makes people asli. "How was It possible that people of tfic Intellectual and spiritual Integrity of a Pericles and n Jefferson could accept without any quiilim, of conscience a system which Ihey must, have known 'to, l)'e completely wrong?" ;, To which, after 1 considerable medlta'tjanj l ,I would like 16 offer the following ' nhswifr,: '. il probably Imd dawned \ipon them thai s'feyery wns something that could not be tolerated :ln any sort of cominiinlty which prided itself upon being democratic, mil after all. life somehow or other had lo go on HIK! before the invention of the Iron Slaves there was no other way ol keeping society going than with the help fit human chattels. The founders of all old Democracies liked the idea of slavery just as little a.s you nnd i like tlie Idea of people being obliged to work li'i our ccal-mlites. But we need coat to keep on living nnd so we discover all sorts of plausible ulthis. lo make ourselves forget that hundreds of thousands of men must, spend most of Ihelr wnkiiig hours digging coal In some dangerous hole In tlie ground. Mciimvhile we are forever reassuring our troubled consciences that soon our .scientists will invent a substitute for coal and then there will be an end lo all our worries. But we forget that, when Hint happens there will be a (lock of other difficulties because these coal-miners will bo out of n Job nnd will go hungry. Our ancestors were less afraid of unpleasant facts than we are. and they therefore realized' very clearly what would happen were they to give equal rights to their slaves. For there was no other way oi|l ;md when (here is no other wny out. people can invent the most marvelous of arguments lo fool lliciii- selvcs, as most of the inhabitants of the different totalitarian slates arc doing this very day. Democracy lind proved a failure nnd illllcrlsm and Stalinism were the only way out. That is the old, old vicious circle which hns always been the curse of Democracy. And it will continue to be that way until some one come.-; along and shows us how to break through tlv)s vicious circle which In ttic end may - destroy us all. __^ "SrhpH? I'll say hti'! He -wrote Doris Mlov •ter in Latin fl.nd she cnn'l even Iranshifc il!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD **™™ NKXT: The. Monarchies Grew From Ihe OcmocrUcics. any fciUu;alional has of gelling ill thcxo boy.s. II' they Iiaven'l learned by the time, they're dischni't'cd, they probably never will. The schooling is H worth-while adjiincl of a program dial lias kept millions oi' restless, ambitious young fellows away from the temptations of crime. They toll us Hint we hnvr c.xlwu.stcd our iren- tier. 'Hie horlironlnl ones, yrs—biit nol, the vor- tical. Let us expand in nils way, Ihe .spindiat ratlirr than the material.—lirnuctt c. Knvidson. president, KHi'nuis International. TERRITORIAL CLAIAAS Of= THE Uf-OITED STATES IN THE ANTARCTIC; ARE SUBSTANTIATED, ITAAAV BE SAID THAT THE SUM .AMERICAN! SOIL.. SOME GRASSHOPPERS PROTECT THEIR E<5<5S FKOV\ WINTER COLp;^ SURROUNDING Trt§/\\ IN THE FALL WITH AN INSULATED WALL OF • N AIR.BUBB'LES. ANSWER: Shoat, a young hog; sciuab, a young pigeon; ewe, a female sheep; fllly, n. female colt. i) NEXT: What niamninl cannot change its frvdal expression? Clothesline thief Told. To Come Back for Fit BniDGEt'ORT7~Coilil. (Ul 1 ) — Three timo.s within ;t month, a Uilef raided the clolhcsliiic In Philip w. Oliver's yard, taking two bathrobes, some towels ;m\\ stockings, and l\vo pslr ot womcn'.s nfinsii-.s. Oliver spotted (he culprit during Ills last visit and wrote him"Due to the fact that the person who .stole Ihe earmeul.s (iff n,c line In the rear of M2| Stratford avcmic is known, we sviml him ( 0 conic- back and see us so thai we may eivc him the upper parts to match." I'cw Objectors in liiilain LONDON (UP! — only 1.1 per cent of the young fellows" who registered at the Latior Exchanges Uiroughoul Britain on Militia Day said they were conscientious objectors. There arc approximate]} 1 300.000 men between the ages ol 20 and 21. and with .serving soldiers and other exempt men taken out. (hat left 220.018 to register .Only 3,175 of them said Ihcy wouldn't fight. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE " will, Major Hoopi, WELL, IF T SPEND A QUARTER FOOLISH I'M 60IN' TO Trf DOGS GONNA, DIE IN POVERTY- BUT IP SHE SPENDS /• FIVE BUCKS PER A f SUCE OP FELT AC A FEATHER, WHY WELL,I'M NOT ARGUlN'-i'M JIS SHOW(M'-- PROVIM' l- 3-13, I WN5 JUST THINKS, WNorsOF^^r^^lir^T^i. M^W^^D^rzfl^ GET TURRIBLE lOMESQUE )|> WV ADAM'S APPL^J^siSJoi ] ^y^vSJg 6 ! *r.* m ^E 6N% ^ SAV^M ,,>,,,,, /ft BALi ^ ft ^v TIME AT ML- - - IUY MIND ABOUT Giviw 1 YOU SCRAMMY^-— I'M AWFUL ATTACHED TO Til' PUP ~>~ HE'S COMPANY/ FOR tLh±3cMEUNSSS AND BROTHERLY LOVE = WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1MO SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES . .1 Lire III (he rootn- "uiine Klvi-i, Ann plenty tif i-ams to voniler lovo oiij mnr. 'I"B<., lint jilie i.iiu'l Ilinl tku jm-r. I'nui IW |j H )lt . r ,„ B0 lo „ mitorjilly dunce, T3i«?j' il^oldr to CHAPTER XVllt ^ POLICEMAN sauntered ppsl the bench. He spoke cheerfully to Ann and Paul. They said "Good evening, sir." When he was gone, Ann remarked in a thrilled tone, "I'll have to get new dress for the party." "Can you manage it?" Paul asketi. "I will—and evening slippers—" "How about glass?" "Too stiff. As a child I used to wonder how Cinderella was able (o hobble around in glass slip- Ders." She went on, planning aloud, "J have two spoon dollars—I Itnow where I cnn get slippers lor $2.50—" "Spoon dollars?" "I'm buying a set of sterling silver Simons. Don't think me silly Paul." 'I don't think you silly at all Everyone needs an outlet. You'd be surprised at my pet extravagance." "Tell me." He laughed embarrassed!)-. Underwear—shorts and shirts— .silk." She nodded gravely. "I know .'hat you mean. Just knowing that we have a few nice things keeps our souls from rattling around," "night," he laughed. They walked home through flic velvet dark. Ami declined an offer of soda at the drug store. "Let's save for the big night," she said. When Paul left her wilh a friendly good night she went happily up the stairs. No money, but a delightful few hours had been spent. * * * Qt>f Friday evening of. that week Steve Claybournc wailed in the foyer again. Ann, with her arms filled with packages, came hurrying from the elevator. She was going straight to the Center. An evening gown was under con- slruclion and her excitement knew no bounds. She would have passed Steve without seeing him had he not hailed her. "Speak lo me," he commanded. "Must t hang around this musty place for an hour and then be snubbed?" She laughed. "I'm sorry, Steve. My inind was ten miles west." "Bring it back and put it firmly on me." ' Ituiiu, • LlCffl It rrtrrtoi; ---- «...*»».** im asked, 'Not yet." ||Come will) me." "Vrn in a dreadful rush, Stove.' Lanl you spare an hour for an old friend?" "Not an hour." She thought a moment. "Tell you what 1'lt do. l II eat a sandwich with you in the candy kitchen here." nn!i^ S ''' m?ccd ', Ife ar eued. They ended up w a the candy kitchen. He ordered chicken sandwiches and coffee and French pas- "What's the rush?" he inquired (( i m making a dress," Making a dress," he repeated in an astounded tone. "I thought they grew in windows." "Mine don't." *' * » ""HE sandwiches were slapped •down in front of them. Ann's coirec sloshed over in her saucer and Steve sent it back. He was quite lordly with the waiter and got exactly nowhere with his tactics. "Sonic dive," he muttered'. ( Nice food," Ann returned. I had a reason for seeing you tonight," |,e s aid ., The A6thens Club is pulling a parly next Wednesday nigbl. I'm taking you thought you might he inleresled." Steve had been much amused by Ins decision to lake Ihe liltle working girl to the Athens Club dance. It was his idea ot a lark lo appeal- wilh a nobody and— put Ihe nobody over. The Athens parlies were attended by a mixed crowd, ex-football stars, lawyers, filling station service men, business executives and their clerks. When Steve received the announcement ot the ball, it had occurred to him lhat Ann would be much impressed, that she would think he was really taking her somewhere, that she was meeting society. "I'm sorry," site said. "I've already accepted un invitation to the Athens Club party." Steve suffered a severe shock. 'Look," he said, "you don't have to lie lo me. If you haven't got the clothes lo wear I'll sec lhat you Set Ihem." "Thank you. I buy my own clothes." ''Say—is this on (lie level—arc -ou going lo the hop?" "Yes. Will you call the waiter, md ask for another saucer ol cof- "ec?" Steve insisted on driving her lo he Center. He promised to keep welt within Ihe law. He offered o return for her at any staled lour. Slie declined.) •'•explaining! hat creative zeal might keep her here indefinitely, Ih'at Ihe dawn 9 THE FAMILY DOCTOR RES. U. ». »AT. OFf Children Not Likely lo Become Sick Because They Play at Being 'Patients' HY DR. MORK1S FISHKIC1N Editor, Journal of ths-. Ami-dean iHctUfal Association, anil of Hygofci, the Hpalth'Magarinc Children naturally love to play it game.'; in which (hey imitate iheir elders, one of the most ?DIII- even nltcmnta at scimc of the greatest new discoveries that may be made. For instance, when Edward Jcn- ner iirst aimomvjed (lie possibility Ihal smallpox might be prevented by inoculating individuals with ma.. ~.v,v..i. ^ji,*. .,, i, 11; m-j.-n jjiu- ,'j iiiu^iuiit my IllUIVluUtllS Wltn 11KI- non is the game ol "doctor and I tcrlals from cowpox. all sorts of .iiirsc" in which, of course, there cartoons began to be distributed must also be a pnticnt. Many parents become .seriously larmcd when children pUy at. being sick because of Ihe common ;uperstition Ih'at they will -.vonr.r .r Idler actually become ill. For .lie Mine reason, many piive'Jts X'ovcnt children from piaylng at :rlme with the idea that "1110" old james of "cops and robbers" is ikely to lead to a felonious career. This is symbolic magic. From all .iscussions of (Iris type, it, h necc.;- iary to .separate Ihe influcne? of j " he power of suggestion. Helief of 1 ;his type can be so powerful in j 'he human mind as to •iiijipr:ss | .showing human beings gndualiy cVmugiu? Into cows—growing horn: and tails, nnd even developing a was not slightest reason to believe that MIL-II cnar.ges would occur. Pcan'o forgot that, every day they Ilicrn- sclvcs wore paling hrge amounts of beef, and that they were not '.urning into cow.s. COPVRISHt ffl«, HE*v r- 1 ' 1 bent gHE .went to the sewing room and instantly forgot Sieve. Making an evening gown, an evening gown (hat would pass muster at the Athens Club party, one that would make Paul p rou d, was an absorbing task. Ann unfolded the material breathlessly. It w »s white, a shimmering gold thread woven in and out through the length. Al irregular intervals tho pattern showed a slight inclination to veer off. The defect was only noticeable when the light shone across it in a certain way. It had been enough of a defect, however, to banish it from the place of fino fabrics and Arm had picked it up for practically nothing at a basement counter. Ignoring tlie vagaries of the design, she gloried in/, the richness of the material. Her" cheeks grew rosy as she cut and sewed and fitted the lovely thing tocher more lovely'lines. "I'm goinff to be $1 short on my budget," she thought, "bill I don't cave. Just this once, I don't care." She made a little slip of rayon- it had Ihe sheen of talfcla. She bought gold slippers that had once pinched the toes of a more fortunate girl. The Italian let her have Ihem for $2 as he had no call (or gold slippers with rhincstono heels. Khe could have cried over them because they were so beautiful. * * t MRS. KOLLET'S third floor was in an uproar on Ihe nighl of tlie parly. The twins showed Ann the latest dance steps, Clara offered her array of 10-ccnt-store bangles. Florabelle came across the hall with a black moire evening wrap. Myrtle stood agains! ' the wall in awed silence. ^ Ann had washed her own hair and set the natural wave. 11 was soft and lustrous. It hung loosely, the curls swung when she moved her head. She had manicured her osvn nails and painted them with shell pink. When she slid Ihe white and gold dress over her he;id and let the folds fall around the gold slippers, she had her firsl lasle of real bliss. The gown was a maslerpicce of artistry.' It was plain—Clara Ihought il much too plain—it had long, lovely body lines. Ann's !jaek and shoulders were flawless, her bare arms would havrr made a sculptor sigh with delight. Her eyes were dazzlingly bright, her red mouth tremulous with happiness. Looking in the y-i-rror, Ann had moment o£ wistful doubt. Was it to be a Cinderella evening or another disappointment?^ (To Be Con(iiniErj) or plays In which crime is deputed, even though the moral may always be, "Crime rioos not pay." there arc others ivlio believe that chiioren who have no criminal tender™--. ... not likely to become criminals n i°"ely iipc.itisn they enjoy playing "cops and robbers." There is a much better argument against too much nttciiUou to crime —lhat the time might tic r.2u;r spent, in more constructive employments. Tins emphasis on tlie idea that belief mav ousc actual illness of the uody is not sound scientifically, on me: otaer nano. th'j pj.v^r 01 suggestion can convince people so certainly that they arc ill Ihn't they will actually producs wilbir, theni- srlvcs many of the manifestation:; ol serious .illness. Wou.iid Severe In iicil Fall STILf.,WATER, Okla. IUP> r Wanda Lou Orr, 10, siificrcri a dnop cut on ttie foot wtion slie fell from bwl unrt struck and broke a window pane. Physicians took H stitches lo close tlic'n-oiind. see movies /I nnouncenients: 'Hie Courier Ne'.v.s lias been lor- nally authorized to ncnounce the 'ollowing candidacies for office sub- eel lo the action of the Democratic irlmary in Augiist. Mississippi county .ludsi- ROLAND GREEN Sheriff i-.nd Colleclnr HALE JACKSON Comity Treasurer R. L. Uliu/VI OAINEP 'For Second Term* JACK PINLHTY ROBINSON County ami Probiir. Tlcrk 1' \V. POTTER 'For Rc^nnrl T rt -*-Ti' ( irniil Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS i for Second Term i Kerircseiitalivo 'l-'or the sent now held by Woo.lrow Huttoii) J. LKE UEARUEN HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lev/is The Courier News has b;o:i ;m- thorixed to announce the followiu candidacies for election at the Municipal Election, to bshnld April i Jurtgc DOYLE HENDERSON (For second Term) GEORGE W. BARIfA.M Cily Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT • IOIIN FOSTER City .Mlovney ROY NEUSON PKRCY A. WRIGHT you (liink aiiolltcv i>c;m«l would luui her, Pop? ] ^'f gave her l\vo already."

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