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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 16, 1940
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PAGEFQUB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 'TH* COtJSIER (JEWS CO. It; IT. PAOTES, Publisher • J. QRAHAM STOBURY, Editor ,'F. NORMS, Advertising Manager 'Solji ;' National Advertising Representatives: Ar Dalllfs, inc., New York, Chicago, De- , ., troit, OU&homa city, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mutter at the post- office gt Bly^heyllle, Arkansas, Under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By enrHf In the City of BlythovUle, 15c per week, or 65c per month, .By mall, within » radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, fl.W for six months, 150 for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive $8.50 P«r year; in zones seven and eight, (10,00 per year, payable in advapc*. Candor in Congress •.•• Senator Vie Donahey (Uem., Ohio) is quitting Congress next, year, after having; served since 193<1. His colleagues will remember, among other things,, tb'.nt. Donahey was the Man Who Didn't Understand—and said so. Jt was in 1938, when, the Semite was veiling on a complex farm bill, Unit Senator Donahey got up and said he was voting against it because he didn't, .understand it. Shocking words for a • statesman. Whether' they really do or not, congressmen are supposed to know everything, It may have been heresy, but Donahey got away with it. Pew others have, ever dared tr, yit/although there probably was. never a legislator in Wash* iugtOJl who fully understood every niea- surejXthal was laid on his desk. There might be fewer "mistakes" if more congressmen candidly admitted they didn't understand and acted accordingly. Death Rides Wilh the Driv'r Accidents are just accidents, it' you hear those involved tell about them— bid not if you hike a look at automobile safety records. . The one thing that is glaringly apparent in Lh^ figures, as released by the Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, Coiui., is that virtually all accidents arc beyond doubt due to negligence of those involved. There were 32,100 persons shnujhlered on American highways last year. Most of them needn't 'have been. In tl\e vast majority, of fatal accidents, the usual alibis of drivers had no .basis. The weather was clear in 86.7 rjer cent o.f 'the cases and the pavement dry in" 79,6 per cent. Of the drivers -involved,'•%.?•'por, cent had more than a year's experience; 9,'i/l per cent were men. Ninety-three per cent of the cars involved were in good condition, and 8*1.5 per cent were driving on straight open stretches when tragedy struck. Drivers can't blame accidents on nature or on the service station man who forgot to fix the, brakes. They've got • to face the. responsibilities' thai fall upon them wh.en they lake the- wheels °f high-powered machines. Tl,c conflict, «-hicl. once again has troubled "ic peace of the worW and the normal co-op- oration of people.,, | m g j vcll r[sc lo gnwc b . Jems, which also touch (he vital Interests of our country—King Carol II of Rumania The rights of the people nrc like a netting Jloud.-Gov. Arthur H. James O f Pcnnsylvnnin. * The Story of lfe£racy »y Hwidrlk WUkni V«B''LH' ' Democratic Govrejimoat in Ancient 'Athens Suffered From Its Own Weaknesses, Too Chapter Twelve Pericles did not overstate Ills case when no • pronounced his famous funeral orallon "'M summed up tlio glories of (hat Athenian Ue- mccracy wlilcl) could Indeed stnnd as an oxam- ple lo all the oilier nations of Greece. For no other clly had ever readied such a plnmtclo 01 glory. nut by what name WHS Athens known to yw rest of Greece? u was decried as lljc "lyrsw city," Jls government was denounced as an ambitious imperial orgnnlmllaii vclilcli existed oiuy to plimdcr Us so-called allies for tlio purpose of erecting, those magnificent, public buildings In the town of Athens, which were of no fitment to any one except (lie Athenians themselves, and' to. maintain those universities (for every Mmoui' philosopher was really a one-man academy of. learning) which only upset the slmpio faith of the ancestors and filled the minds 01 tlie youngsters with, those dangerous radical and modern Ideas which in the end must destroy (he Idcnls of Greek, clvlltatioi) as they had wen Imnded down from, the ancestors. Were these accusations true or were they laisov Partly they were true. Athens nnd dcult In a very htgh.-hiuided .manner with her less capable neighbors, towards whom Pericles undoubtedly fell us Hitler fell towards his easy-going and Incompetent,fellow cillzoiis of Austria. But on Ihc oilier side of the picture, mere were the positive achievements of, this brilliant Democracy which, almost overnight had opened up new visions of progress, of which tlie world until then had never dnred to dic;un. Why could not the jealous neighbors overlook a lew shortcomings for, the sukc, of. their common Boim Why in otir own dny and age could England nnd Germany not. live In pence and harmony when they could so cnsily liuvc come lo terms about their respective spheres of Influence—Licr- inany being allowed lo dominate the European continent while England look r cnre of her maritime empire? 11 do not know the answer. L can only stale Ihe fucts and observe the results and those were'exactly the same In the IHUi ccnlury D. C. ns they seem to hi iu the twentieth century A, D. Ever since the .beginning 'ot time, there Had been two-conflicting theories of lite and they liad dominnled the whole'' of Greek History. Sjmria hud nhvnys represented Ihe Interests ol Ihc innded gentry (of tlie Junkers, as wo used lo call them in Germany), whereas Athens had stood for the.Ideal of a,stale based upon over- Ken commerce. Once more we .see how-little our world changes in Us true essentials. . For always we scein to linvc hud thcsu two connicllng philosophies ot life with us—Ihc man of the soli against, tho man of the sen—Die con- scivalivu farmer, unwilling lo accept any sudden changes (since Nature, with whom ho deals nil his llfe.loug days is Ihe Great Conservative) and. the .merchant and trader who must mate quick .and unexpected decisions. Nli,\T:. llow the AUiciitoi) Democracy 1'er- Ishcd Because <if Bart Lcadcrslilrr. • SO THEY SAY We' bellcvi)' our beloved United Slates will come through all its trials and tribulations of (.he resent.-Ever-since 1029, the people of the United States hnvc demonstrated the stuff. • of which Ihcy arc mndc.—resident Roosevelt, ' * *. * The racial doctrine ns.Interpreted in. Ihp Haul creed is, sheer pvimiUve nonsense, and wg urc no more prepared lo admit German superiority PS race ihiia- we are concerned to assert our o«n.—Viscount Halifax, British foreign gccrc- tary, ; * * *' The love of money and tile desire for IreD- dom lo make it and equality to pursue it are the current ideals of. 'the..United States.—Dr. Uobcrt M. Hulcliiiis, president. University ol Chicago. ribbon, closed, 'SATURDAY, MAHCII'is, I SERIALSTORV NE/V SEXV -. IB,'.! YES'i'HHIl.tVi Sieve mnlu. enu nt UIL> Unni!c but H jilecin tmvex Aim from ^ , I'liul Anu n /nv«r, , v nu n nv«r, Iliiy Kllvtr Ijnu'i!lt!t. After Ike - . In p«rk. .-...- <lic>- __ ,_._. .Hii)e Ann pilcrlin I'uul klKKrit ttr "Klill}>. YVIUi llliwil, lUcy hurry I>oj»o, Ann rfjnnnl.ier* wot He uuncc uiiU UK clitmur, but I'uul, CHAPTER XXI recetvet' orchids 1 at the shop 'he following day. The satin box was tied with a wide There was a nofo en "I'm a little hany about last "Can't, you. do somellmiH "bout FalhcrV livery lime some boy friend calls < m me, Dud puts him lo work?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD BF »«™ SERVICE, wo. T.M. B LARGEST NUMBER THAT CAN BE f-N WITH (S . NINE TIMES ITSELF MS TIMES, OR 387,420,^(89, AND THEN NINE MULTIPLIED BY ITSELF THAT WUMBER OF TIMES INVOLUNTARILY/ ABQUT EVERV SECONDS. /HAT AND WHERE ARE THE G>K£^fTEf. AND i-^.SSV^- J c> Q ANSWER: Two groups oC islnncts in Ihc West Indies between Florida and Soiilli America. NEXT: World, champion, diverg. Auto Charges Farmer But Can't Gain a Yard OUT OUR WAY HERE 6OES1H I BIG PRESIPENT-, { TH' BOSS OVER "THOUSANDS oP YOU GOT 1HE BUn,p FDR IT, BUT VOU'VE BOTH 60T FOUR7H ASSISTAMT VICE -PRESIDE MTS PUT OM THE SVVAGGEIS LIKE 7KA7 — THE ^^^KK5 •>cu LOOK LIKE A T3RUM TWIN VALLEY. Minn. (Ui'-)-To Carl Uuckcii, Red River Valloy fanner, au nll-.stnr teiim is a brace of I'crchcrons and ijslerfereijce tins somcHiing to do with i] )c Federal government.. Vet Luckcn, lU'cordlinj to .Iho I win Volley Ijot stove league executed llio spoctactilar-aiicl hardest block of liu- 1939 season Ijuckcn, his automobile gone -suddenly bulky, gol out to crunk it. Tlie motor startcxi, llio car bore clown on Lucken, who found himself suddenly in danger, of being crushed between the car and n sjitalantitil. s ( 0 i\e milkhousc. His back Iftc.rttlly to Ihc wall, Lucken crouched, then plunged head-on into tlio oncoming car. There was a (-.rash as tlie car, motor and all, slopped flcntl in its tracks. Garageineir .said repairs lo the radiator grin would run about S Garfish have green bonc.s. BOARDING HOUSE uiih Major Houple E(^O,M(?S.FITZ,"THIS oiSH'o/THe. MAJOR is'Btw r DIDIM-T ? 3 f^^^f3^|p7' \ GOT-TM«ST FINNISH ; krivi&T np\;n 's \8*i , - r %„,-.,, ^™, . r night but, if my memory serves rue at all, I again owo you an apology. Forgive me for behaving like a clown. Let the posies tell, you that I mean it," The card was signed, "Steve." He called at 5 o'clock, blithe as a spring breeze, coeklly sure o£ himself. He invited Aim to go to Iho Ihcater with him and, while she could see no harm in accepting, she hesitated. It would be fun to see a good play, hut nol so much fua to see it with Steve. Now if it were Paul— With (lie thought of Paul, she made up her mind, She declined and hurried on before lie could argue. Ho was not accustomed lo feminine rebuffs. "Say—what's tlie mailer with me? Am I poison or something?" Ann could scarcely tell him lhal she was merely a new adventure to Ihc bored Sieve Claybournc, she could not explain that he only persisted in his attentions because she did not respond in kind, ihat he would not think of introducing her to his mother, that their paths were so widely separated that they could never meet. So she said the obvious thing. "I don't go out with anyone but Paul." That did it. He said, "Oh, I She said, "Goodby, Steve," and hung up the receiver. * * « "THE weeks rolled on and Ann did not see Steve Claybourne again, She almost never thought of him. Her life with Paul worked itself info a pattern. Each Saturday night Ihey dined together at an inexpensive restaurant and went lo a moving picture show. They were utterly companionable. The slightest show of sentimentality was studiously avoided. Summer came with sizzling heat. Mrs. Follet's third floor was like a fiery furnace, the hat shop was litlle better. Ann grew thin, the roses left her checks. She and Paul sat on the bench in the park, occasionally Ihey Iraveled across Hie city to the lake. A burnished, hazy fall was banished by an early blizzard ancl winter was upon (he cify. Acrid smoke hung in the heavy atmos- bltion and was willing to vj phere, the gutters were slimed she could find, a way," *• with dirty slush. Then Christmas . .... .^ .,.1*^,., *..,vn .wiiiiauua.) .in; a^S'tCU. .UUjy WCTC DO] lights turned the city into a neon low spirits that night. Paul ffliVVlflrifl nntnn 4 n .", It • 1-. .. "mi uie coming at tug wew ««• > Year Ann fretted over iho slafic, J° b changeless quality of her life. " With the exception of an occasional marriage among the girls whom she had come to know, tliere was not the slightest difference In her surroundings. Neddy and Teddy still chattered and danced Iheiv way through the days and njghts. Florabelle ap-. Beared in stunning new outfits, was forever "going on a party." Clara could talk of nothing.but a certain expressman who delivered, goods to tlie store. Ann's static mode of living might have gone on indefinitely except for two things. In the first place, she realized Ihat another, change in rooming houses was imminent, Clara's express- man friend, Roy Swenson, was practically living in the apartment, which fho girls shared. He sprawled in one of. the )?JK thplrs nighl afler nighl, paying court to a most willing Clara. Ann knew thai it was bill a question of. time until he would move in entirely, in which case, she must; get out. Seeoiidlj-, spring rolled • around ngain and Paul hissed Ann. That kiss, in the heady sweetness of spring, had a most unforeseen aftermath. Not yet had Ann admitted, even lo herself, that her love for Paul had become a monstrous lliing, loo monstrous for any sort of peace of mind. She lay her unrest to the utter lack ol progress in her ambitions. * * * QNE night she and Paul were silling in the park. It was of those humid evenings which sometimes come early in May. They were eating popcorn, each silently intent. The bag was finally empty. Paul gave Ann his handkerchief and she wiped her hands. "Paul," she said, "il's another year. We've been sitting on this bench ancl in the movies for a (he beauty she craved. And t 1 he was, helpless, shackled to a inf> V fairyland. . come (o realize that life willr Paul gave Ann a silver bangle Ann would be as blank as a fi-f for her bracelet as a. Christmas ly plastered wall. Ho loved t gin. U was a quaint litlle bell he wanted her, more than & and tinkled when she moved hei- thing else he, wanted, to give* llami ' fhe beauty she craved. And t r With the coming of tliu New Of course, there was a fi4' to his job—buyer, deparlrf head, managership of a store-; when—when? His soul cried* at the waiting. While he wo she would be lost lo him. "It's a rotten shame, Ann, 1 ) said, keeping hjs voice at a ca level, "Havo you tried to g better job?" "Oh, yes." But her lu , trayed her discouragement, tried everywhere. Fifteen aw, is the best I am do. FifteeSI week," she cried furiously, hale the sound of it. A IL,, wage, barely enough to keep :'J and body together, no hope, nil ing ahead—" Her voice bi'T and she stopped. "Let m.e 111 your: handkerchief again, Paul must have a lillle cold." I At last Ann said, "We'd bej be going back. Another daj creeping up from China." "Yes, another day and anoll month and anolher year. U[ tie old, Ann, still Bghling—" j| spoke savagely. * A NN slipped her hand into rl - The two of diem—liopel| Suddenly she wanted Paul to I her in his arms. Suddenly had an aching need of the com of his arms. His hand ti " on Iicrs, lie drew nearer bench; "Ann," he said huskily, "I wl to kiss you, but it's dangenl dear. \Ve promised to be fviel and if I kiss you—I won't be yl friend any more." He leaned I ward her. She felt: Ihc musJ of^ his arm tighten! . 1 "I don't care," she whispera] "Oh, darling—" He put arms around her and'bent his , to. hers. Tlie first kiss was t| der, the second nol so tender, bruised her lips. The big policeman, approal ing : along the path, turned cniil ly back. "That's better," he n'l tered. "That's more like it." I Ann did nol sec Paul foil week. During that week she lil in a rosy diize, nol looking ahcl nor back, She knew no.w \| litlle $15 gi.rls., married their irl she knew that-if Paul asked f —that, was the catch—il r| asked her—. . . {To Be Continued) vj "~~ '• • •-—-%*:• "Yeah—I know. Last year I was making $18. Now I've shot up lo $25. Soon I'll be hiring an investment broker lo take charge of my surplus." He spoke bitterly. . • "At least you've moved-up a little," she .said. "I'm just exacts ly where I was a year ago. . Oh, Paul—I thought if a girl-had am- He They were bol'jj THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. BEO. V. S. ftT. Off fVnciciit Man Thought Evil Spirits Were Expelled From. Body by Sneeze UY 1>U. MOKRIS 1'ISHBliIN Edilor, Journal of Itic Alnci'iiaii ill e (I i ca 1 Association, ami of Hygcia, (hn Jle.-llh Magazine There is hardly a mi I ion of pco- )le in the world that does not at- Jicli n great deal of superstition :o sneezing. The English-speaking races ai- vays say "God bless you" when somoono sneezes. Tlic anclenl. 3reejts and Romans used to say. 'Long uiny you live" and "Jupiter preserve you." When. a. Hindu neezes those in Hie vicinity luerc- y say "Live' ait'tl tlio sneezer rc- plies. "You. too." \Vhen a Zulu ineeics he tn.vs, "I am now bless- :ti. Tlie ancestral spirit is with lie. Let me hasten and . praise ' it tor it is tliat which causes me o sneeze." Now there is nothing magical itout a sneeze, as lar as \vc know, in science. OUD because of Irritation of the nerve endings in the. nose. Thai Irritation may oc brought about by ihc inhalation of irritating gases ijkc chlorine or sulfur dioxide, by irritating substances like pepper or simply by the reaction to the pollens of vnri-. ous pluuls to which oiie -niay 'be sensitive. • : Tlie ancients believed ',!'.:•-!, r.nces- ing was the manifestation of. an evil spirit, attempting to cnjer the body, and that the person con-. ccrucd w«s throwing, the evil spirit out. • ' * * * There is an old legend to the effect that,, it. was. once, decreod thai cveiy man liviim should sneeno but once, and thpl iu the Instant^of his second sneeze his soul .should depart, from Ills body. Thus it/ was. said- that Jacob, feeling. hjmse.U about to sneeze and die/ wrestled a second time, and earnestly eji- trcated the favor of beln^ iacept- ed from this decree. Since hsj waw granted tins' wish, he • sneezed wilhouj, dyins; whereupon a I ordered that sneezing there! sliould always be accompanied I thanksgiving and wishes forl |iresei;viillon and iirolongatlojl life. F Early man soon realized tliatl head was 0115 of Ihe mostJn tani. ijortions of tlie body and in Hie head, was the stitfsll that, governed and controlled] whole body. It was iiecessnrl recognize the extraordinary a] of the head that takes placl sneezing by an appropriate, for the prolongation of life., Here is a typical example ol development of n. superstl Primitive man actually bell that there were spirits that at and out of (lie body. To, sneezing wns, therefore, a ml of utinosl importance. . Mrl man, still influenced by Uiilil stitutipn. aithgugh he'knovRI tor, continues to follow t|ic I tows and to ujsc. tjiq actual pill xleveloped by iuuoriince' ' past. . . . . Peniisylvania has more . furnaces, than any other state,I 78; Ohio ranking second will and Illinois, third with. 23. Read Courier News' want ad Announcements: The Courier News lias been formally authorized to announce Ihe following candidacies for office subject (o the action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Comity Juilgr ROLAND GREEN Sheriff aurt Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer H. L. (BIbLY) GAINES (For Second Term) JACK PINLEY ROBINSON County and 1'robate Clerk T. W. POTTER 'for Second Term' Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS • For fiecond TcruO Representative 'for tlie seat now held by Wcodvow Mutton) .3. LEE HOLD EVERYTHING Tiin Courier Mews hii.s lv:on a Ihnriwd tn ;ir.nounce the. lollowiug ] candidacies for election al Hie Mu-' ipal Election, to tie held April 'i. Judge DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BAUHAM City Clerk [•'RANK WiriTWORTir. U1MRLES SMOB'l' JOH» FOSTER Cily Altoruev HOV NEU3ON PERCY A. WRIGHT" ' "Well, well-. .' , it's a small world, ain't it, Butcli?]

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