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' f-AGB SK (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE-COURIER NEWS CO. K. W; HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advfrtlslng Representatives Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York. Chicago. Of- troll, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act ot O r • gres.s, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By canter In the City of Blytheville. Ifir n" week, or 65c per month, • • Bv mall, within a radius of 50 mites. $3.00 |>er year. $1,5(1 for sis months. 75c Tor three month 5 ; In- nrall In postn! wnvf two to six Inclnslv*.. ISM per year; In zones seven ami eight, $10.00 ijer vrfir, payable In advance. Ootibli* F<xiitm>~Fni- 7040 A /). For some unaccountable reason, sc'i- enlists have' concluded that sojourners on the planet GOOD years hence will be as captivated by the glamor and romance of th« ICast Indian islnnd Biili JIK are the folks of today. Accordingly, motion pictures of the island and it^i naiives.huvc been ciircfully laid away in a crypt at OKlethorpe University, Atlanta, Oa., to be opened in 7.9-10. Assuming thai Bali wi)J not have been swallowed by sonic unpredictable gi-nvitation of a vacillating earth, it is difficult to understand why the inhabitants of 79-10 should be more interested in a native Baliuese dance of the thirties than they would be in the rlnimba, the Lambeth walk, the shag, the flea hop or the Snsic-Q. _ Aside from that, it is debatable whether the world of 79-10 will be interested in anything we did in 1940. It is only a fervor of unprecedented egotism that leads us to bury things in crypts and shafts. !!' grandma had known how we were to laugh over her wedding pictures, she would never have bothered starting the family album in flic first place. As- Stressed at the recent Northwest meeting of the International Relations .Clubs conference at the University of Oregon, was the necessity for complete and unequivocal co-operation of all nations in reaching air accord of peace. It- is evident that war remains a potentiality as long as even one country oil the eafth .retains visions of irjip.er- i^lisni. The , network of commerce rnnke.s- it; impossible ,foi- anyone to conceive 'of permanent peace except on an ^international .basis'. ', .'The important thing about any peace - agreement is that the signers must be- ;:lieve in it unconditionally. The history of mankind has never, known an inevitable war. 'Wars start .only when men . start them. , : • * The Story of Democracy — B Htnd ' * By Htndrik V/iUtm „„ It's Always an Unending Battle Between Democratic Government and 'The Easier Way' wi , Chapler Eleven Vim was an old Democracy at i. s besl? We find he answer m . speecll by p in the year 431 B. c. war had broken out M- twcen Athens nnd Spnrln. Athens wns n Democracy. Spaiin, ever since the beginning of Greek history, liacl been a totalitarian slate of the most objectionable sort. But Sparta, which lived isr removed from Athens (ns distances were then cwinlrd), would never hnvi> found mi excuse in start open hostilities against ll.s northern nelBii- bors if the Atheulnn Democracy, by the atrn- clous treatment of ILs so-ealled "allies" (rcaci "subject dllc.s"), hnd not provoked the latter Into u stale of open rebellion. Sparta thrrrupon vohinleercd to piny the rnii' which w:is so .successfully Illli'd by Hitler only livo years ayo. Sparta generously offered to redress the wrongs of UIPSP poor. \onn-xui]ermg "subject races" which were under Alhrnlan domination and to brills fhoin that "Ireedoni Irom a foreign yoke" which llic Nunls lasi year bi>- .stowfd upo/j the .Sudeten people. During the firsi years of Dial disastrous cii'n war (431-404), quite a number of Athenians nan IJIYII tilled, in honor of those heroes aiid to co»sol» (heir relatives, l>f.rh:tm crdtreil a formal day of praise and Ibnnk.sgivlng for ilk' departed patriot* and upon Hint occasion he mm- sclf pronounced u funeral oration which Ttmcy- dides has preserved, "We air forlunaic," ,vo he wild, "to Ire members cjf :i community which i,s not uu irinla- tlou of other Institutions or traditions. We haw turned our city into a community which siumis forth ;is mi example of what u truly enllnhl- ined people should be. "And we cull our form of government n 1)0- mociiicy because intluence upon the allahs ol the commonwealth in our country is nol a privilege o; the few but Hie good rijiH of tin' ninny. . . "As private persons, we try to eel along w»n cr.ch other as well as we can, but in all manors Directing the state, wo pay strict attention w the laws which hnve been Imposed upon us oy (ho will of nil the people, obeying till the laws nnd especially those which demand thai wo try to alleviate the fate of those who for some reason are not ns fortunately situated us others. "Also we Iry to observe those 'unwritten laws' which no one dares transgress without Incurring the grave displeasure of his neighbors. "Also, more than any other people, we nave provided for the Intellectual needs of our country so that all people may find suitable relaxation by the cslnbllshmenl of athletic games mid religious festivities which come at regular Intervals llnoughoiil the year. And then (hero are our magnificent public buildings which we have creeled that their contemplation may se t the people's minds free from their own daily worries. "But we like to observe moderation even in benuly. We like the contemplative life but. we nve careful lest too much meditation lead lo n lack ol activity and we encourage our people to consider wealth as an incentive to further ci- foits. rnthci- than us a source of mere pride. Also, while we do not deem it u disgrace to lie. peer, we want every citizen lo feel that it is nis duty to Improve his position as much as it is within his power to do so. Our t-itiy.tnr, spend most of their time lookl!i a alter their own affairs, but at the sumo time they devote part o! iheh leisure utU'iidiug to m-.xltcis of stale and we have found that their eminence within other fields of endeavor docs not In any way inter, fere .with their ability ns .civic administrators. "We ourselves are the final masters of our fate. . We ourselves decide upon the course we -intend to follow and if we engage In lengthy preliminary discussions, ive do nol find that sttcrii debates' act as a brake upon our energies but rather Hint they tend to spread the necessary information upon every .subject that nlfecls our Democracy," But alns, the weaknesses inherent In every Democracy had already begun lo make themselves manifest..'TWO years later Pericles lay dead from the plague and twenty-seven years Intel-, Athens ceased to exist ns a free nation. The people had been unwilling | O my the price of that "cvcrlnslliig watchfulness" without which every Conn of self-government is doomcO. NEXT: .Democracy In Ancient Allirns lluu Us Weakness, Too. FRIDAY, If ARCH 15, 1930' OUT OUT} WAY . Jack's done a good jm>. lint, then sailors arc cxpreted to do n good job. and their wives don't talk about what their husbands are uoing lo do. —Mi's. John c. Townley. wife of Qu,-cn Eli/.i- bslh capltiin. after triumphant voyage to New York. * * * 'loo many husbands are belli collected by loo many womeiv-Mrs. Sidney u. Wood, leader of One Husband, Inc., anti-divorce organization, SICE GLANCES .COPB. l&WB¥KIAS£flV|Cg. IM. T. M. grp, u. 5. pxr Off, SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK 8YIOUIS6 HOLMES COPYRIGHT, 1840. YIMTKIIDAYl A;ill KOP* lo Ikl! early tvllli I'niii, IT,.,,!,.* „ M'UMI- II Stic un-rlM Sicvr mid Iri-un •IV/iilll.-. Xlri-r Juner* >,<lll Anil frfiiiirMIyi Itilp In ilit^ ncMitK Ifi'ln ilrunk. llr ,.,,|U Ami HIL l..|i-],., ilirriilrim In kK« li,-r. Stir liiulin \illillx jirouuU tot 1'uuL. CHAPTER XX A NN said, "If you're smart you won't Uiss me." Steve blundered info another dancing couple and almost lost his biiluncc. "What'll you do?" he (iskccl, danco. "I'll slap your face." lie shouted with alee. sivuyinjj, not, trying to "H'd he —s'lielp me—it'd bo worlh "Just loolc ill llitil old snoop over llicre, pecking licr ctii'hiins!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson r. M. fitc.' u. s. PAT, Off. IF VOU PLACED OKIE (SRAlfN OF CORN ON THE FIRST SQUARE OF= A CHBCK^HRBQARD... AND KEPT DOUBLlfX/e THE NUMBER, OF GR?AirNIS OKI EACH SUCCEEDING SQUARE THERE WOULDN'T BE CORN Ijxl THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA TO FINISH THE \vrjrtii it- it." "For your own information—it would be worlh less DJOII nothing to me." He held her at arm's length, endeavoring unsuccessfully lo focus his eyes on her tempting mouth. "I don't see how anyone so beautiful «in bo FO mean," he said. "It's a gift," she answered. Sieve look a step and tripped. Ann looked imploringly at the stag lino. Immediate!) four gentlemen stepped forward. A hoy, wealing a bright red necktie with his dark suit, lapped ijteve on the shoulder. "Nothing doing," Stew yelled. "Gel out of my way." Ann nodded to the boy and he tried again. "You're wanted at the bar, Steve," he said. "Don't want a drink. Ana in- tox—intox—can't say intoxicates —me plenly." The stranger kept pace wilh them, tugging at Steve's shoulder. Ann saw Paul with Irene Temple. He was scowling darkly, watching Sieve, nol responding at all to Irene's coquetry. • "If she's so good let me dance wilh her," the boy insisted. Sieve crushed Ann to him. "You get out of here. Ann's my girl. 1 saw her first." Suddenly he was angry. Loosening hold on Ann, he whirled on the accommodating stranger. His arm shot ov.l and, fortunately, missed its aim. Instantly there was a rush of stags and Steve was bundled, protesting loudly, from the floor. Ann found herself dancing with her rescuer. He was very young and fail- haired. "My name is Ray—Stan Hay." "How do you do. I'm Ann Brown." "Yes, I know. The Evanston Browns?" "• —"-J"•••*&•' "«vt i in IJ IJCIH_-II, LIIUIU^ She was ashamed of which she had tucked away in her what had happened. For a mo- memory to take out later and nient it dampened her joy. "Will savor to the full he be back?" she asked. I,, n, e iaxi , slle saidr ., TeI[ him fateve? No, he's finished lor to drive slowly, Paul. I don' STAG-HORN IS SO BECAUSE OF= ITS RESEA^BL-ANCE TO STAS XXNTLERS. LEAP VEAR CO/V\ES EVERY FOUR YEARS. ANSWER: Wrong. Usually any year whose number is divisible by four is u leap year. If, however, the number is divisible by 100 it mast be also divisible by -100 to be a leap year. NEXT: How often do you swallow? By J. R. 'William? H 'Speech Expert Holds j Ground, Says 'It's Me' PIULADKI.l'HIA 1UP) — Coirecl j sperch simply means socially uc- . ceptable. ncrording to Dr. "Hans Knr.Hh, lln'iiistics professor m I Brown University. | While In Philadelphia for 1( meeting of th; American Counvil :' of eojlal Agencies. Dr. Kuvath defended such expressions ns "I ain't SO'm c'o it" on siic'i grounds. I "The form of speech ncicptable' toniglit. The Claybourne butlei and the Iaxi driver will carry him "Isn't it a pity?" *— j • iv i L mi; tguii'i <-l[j, !IU KiUll. •Meve's a swell guy." He like lo <lo the cra/.icst thing." changed the subject. "Look, Miss llrown—are you dated for tbe week-end'."' "I'm afraid so." Cinderella must not slep out of her glass slippers ;"i'oo had. A crowd of us nrc . —"• " KUVVU oi us we ut *.i«rjjc'i<i pan.. tnc arwo]' going to my dad's fishing lodge on slaved after them as they went Lj3KG AlICllifnn T.EL-^ 4n 1,^..^ -..^.,, :,,!,, _. -.1....,i,i _. \- . _ .1 _. ., . > come along." " -, Like to have you . "It would he lovely. Another timp, perhaps." "Right, I'll give vou a rim 1 " * * "* pAUL finally freed himself from Ire-no Temple and cut in. He took Ann lo Lhe Muppei- room She snt down while he fil!e<j her plate from the immense hufl'et table. It was good to sit down, phc hadn't realized (hat the little gold slippers were tired. The plate of food was to be one of her memories. Tiny open-fara! sandwiches like (lowers, u fluted tup of chicken salad, huge black olives, a little boxed ice, sailed almonds. "I'm dreaming, Paul," she said. In a minute I'll wake up and it will be creamed dried beef." He laughed. "As a casual friend, 1m going to tell you something, Ann. You're the loveliest girl here." "Thank you, Paul." "And Steve Claybourne is a bum. If Miss Temple hadn't occupied me so thoroughly his face would now be jellied." She put her prelly head on one side, regarding him seriously "1 eiidn't like it, Paul. I iiated it " A waiter took their plates and Paul pulled a box from his pocket. "ft's your favor," lie said. "They had different things, hut 1 thought, you'd like this best." She opened (he box rftverenlly "A present— oh, I love presents, Ann's favor was a silver link bracelet. It fastened with an infinitesimal padlock. There was a liny key. She was quite breathless while Paul put it on her arm "I'll keep the key," he said. "If you ever want to take it oft you'll have lo send for me." "Who's flii-ling now?" she asked wilh a side glance. Ho sighed and put the key in Ihe box. tired, nor so completely happy. Many things had happened, things want it lo be a memory quite yet." "Take your lime, fella," he called through (fie glass. As they left the tmk'l city, he said, "1'il "V/lial?" "I'd like to walk in Ihe park." "Lei's." Tlioy left the cab at the corner of (iVtr/ipkl parl;. The drive: into a shrubbery lined path, lie shrugged. H was no concern of his if a couple went completely whacky. He drove away. Ann and P.-iul foum! their bench near the lagoon and sat down. The night was warm and hushed. The city slept, even Ihe park .seemed lo drowse. "It's lovely, Paul," Ann said dreamily. "You Ihink of the nicest tilings." They did nol talk. Contentment closed around them like a warm wrap. Ann leaned closer lo Paul's arm. Her golden head nodded. Finally it rested on his shoulder. Paul put Ms arm around he-land she sighed childishly, cuddling her head against his collar. He muttered, ".Just this once— just this once." a long lime in which ho •Jkl nol sleep, he removed his arm, "The sun is aboul lo put in an appearance, Ann," he said in a malter-of-fact tone. She sat up, blinking her sleep- filled eyes. "Oh," she wailed, "I've missed all the beautiful lime." • Paul could not be (rulliful in saying that the time had been wasted for him. He had allowed his lips io touch her hair and her forehead and Ihe swcclness lingered. They walked lo Murray slrcel through the sun-necked "mist of morning. Ami lifted her skirls, the jeweled heels twinkled with every step. At Mrs. Follel's door she held out her hand. "Why, it's Paul llaydcn," she said, pretending surprise. "And Aim Brown," he relumed soberly. II was as if Ihey deliberately stripped the morning of any bits .of glamour which might have clung to it, as if they slopped back into their righlfitl, workaday lives. They did not speak of Ihe evening. It had already become a memory. Tt was after 0 when Ann slid out of her finery. She examined (lie alarm clock, found thai it was JT was 2:30 when they left the s ,l W 7/anY ]ay"5ow,V beside hotel. Ann had never been so Clara. ~ She did not sleep, nor did she feel the need of sleep. Oddly enough, she did not dwell on her small triumphs al Ihe Athens Club ball. She thought of Paul, his innate fineness, the rap- lure ot his nearness when thev danced. She. lay with her lips pressed lo the liny silver padlock. (To Re Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. «EO. o. ». H.r. OFF Birds and Animals Are Associated With Various Kinds of 111 Fortune BY 1)K. MORItIS F1SHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American IHcdical Association, and of Hjgcia, (he Health Magazine 111 mftiiy country district.s of tin United States there is a superstition aboul crows Ihnl rims like llus: "One's unlucky, two's lucky; three is health, four is wealth: five is sickness, six is death." There arc innumerable supcrsli- on the Main Line would be tnap- tions about birds—some favorable proprlate and therefore Incorrect on the farm," he explained. Usage, he contended, is the basis on which we call a form of speech good or '. ,:0:-iect or incorrect. Asked il he personally would use, "It's me." instead of "It's I," the speaker answered: "I never say anything else nnd IS per cent of Ihe distinguished gentlemen in this society say it unblushingly.' i Couripr Nmv-. uant nds SAVIM' FOR YOUR OLPASE--SAV1M SOMETIMES GITS TO BE A REALLV VOU SAVE TO RETIRE ••"FIWALLV DO A BOS.'. p r HE'S SOT ~TH FIBST NICKEL HE S'EB- MAt>g.' WHY DON'T H5 RETIRE AW 1 BJJOY LIFE.AM' GIVE oilK BOARDING HOUSE wi,|, Major Hoople E&AD,MACK, I WOULD JOVFULLy)^ HF'LL ¥ .LEND WO BOYS ANN SUM, Bur Al PLAN TO F-IMAMCE A PAR- iRUNS MftUTlCAL \JEMTORE '— ' THE OLD HOOPLE FftSSIOM TO ^OMG THE "DEEP AMD .DARK BLUE OCE<NM~ SURGES HIGH A6AIM- is •SAMOA? MlMSELP ISJ 1 THE BATMTUB AND TOOT THE FO&UORU FOR. SAMOA HOT WATER/ MAJOR?-! JUST PAID MY INCOME TAX, LEAVWG ME MOTH1N&BUTA CLAIM YEAR'S SUPPLV OF FRESH AIR ' and others associated with trouble. The crow has always been considered a bird of ill omen. Most abominable and unlucky bird of all, however, is the owi. When its hoarse and dismal voice is heard, heralding dire calamity or it is believed to be the approach ol some tiling. In writings, Chaucer, the ancient English "poet, mentioned the supcrstltic.! llui Ihe hoot of Ihe owl was invariably as- soclnted with dcalh. Likewise, the howling of a clog late at night i.s /4 nnouncements: The Courier News has been formally authored to announce Ihe following canriirtncie.s for office subject to the action of Ihr Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Coiintv Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff niitl Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINEP i For Second Term) JACK FINl.EY ROBINSON County and J'rnlrii" CTcrk T. W. POTTER Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (For Second Term) Representative (For the seat now held by Woodron- imtton) J. LEE BEARDEN The Courier News h»s been authorized to announce the following candidacies for election at the Municipal Eleclion. lobe held April 2. Municipal Juri;c DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. DARKAM Cltj- Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT JOHN FOSTER City Atlornej ROY NELSON PERCY A. WB1OHT nlso .said to herald the approach of death. There Ls no explanation for these bciief.s except the fact that the hoot of the owl or the howling of the dog in the silliness ot the nijht have certainly uu ominous KOiirri. Ehnkespenrc, in -Henry the Sixlii." said: "The mvl slnick'd at thy birth. an evil sign! The night-crow cry'd iibodin 1 ? luckless time. Dogs liowru and hideous tempesUs shook down trees." ^ * * In an endeavor lo espial: thf phenomenon. .1 Brilish writer a«. early us 1708 said. "We cannot determine, but it's probably thai out of a sense ol >,orrow fm- Ihe ,slc::- , ness or absence of his master or the like, that creature mny be so disturbed." The notion that a-.inuls c n scent Ihe approach of death still prevails strongly among m a n y people. It is known that dogs or horses, approaching a dead body, even al .-nine distance, will show- signs of apprehension or terror: yet Ihis is r.ol any evidence Ihal they can aiilicipate death. It is merely thai the sense of smell i.s so strongly devciope.l in .tiuv Hiilniiils. One skeptic said that it was not remarkable thai, anyone shoul 1 die after the continued howling ol a dog. H was remarkable that so many people should live nl(r. listening to il. Aulo Slops Runaway WILLOWS. Cnl. (UP) _ Modern progress has deprived Old Dobbin of his erstwhile joy of creating a panic by running away. When the team hauling Ihe city garbage w?g- on here tried the trick. Mr. an:l Airs. Bill Roberts just overtook them in their automobile and headed them olf before they could score a rabbit. Read Courier Mows want ads. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis "TJiaiik heavens it's « fiirl! I wouWu'l wont u son of mine lo go ihroiigh wlial I've bcoii. Ihroiifll,

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