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Blytheville, Arkansas
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• PAGE. FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COUHIER NEWS THE .COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINgS, Publisher J, GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. NORR15, AdvertU>tn 8 Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, inc., New York, chlcato, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second, class matter at the pnst- office at BlylheyiUc, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blylhevlllc. 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. $300 per year, $1:60 for six months, 75c for three mouths; by mall In postal zones two to six Incluslrj, $6.50 per year; In zones seven mid eight, sio.00 per year, payable in advance. 'Remember ilie It >vas almost inevitable tlint, while Congress was talking about (he proposed extensions to Hie Hatch "clenn politics" act, someone should remember the presidential purges of 1938. The restrictions on political activity imposed on governmental workers, and now proposed for state workers paid paitlv with federal funds, preclude the President and hi.s cabinet. Nevertheless, Hie moral responsibility of these officeis to accept the .same kind of tiealment meted out to Jcsser federal employes is very plain. Senators and representatives who fall out of grace with any administration have a right to expect that- then fate be left solely in the hands of the voters. They have an equal light to resent any executive meddling m .ifhiirs that are strictly state business. Canada Gets Jittery It isn't necessary to look too far assay to be reminded what war re- shiclions do to civil liberties, even Ju the democracies. Canada, far from (he /ones of war, is apparently beginning to fidget under the curbs set ii|> by the Dominion government. Patriotic as they may be toward the empire, Canadians are in u c h more neaily American in their attitude to- v.aid freedom and personal rights, lie- cause there is no immediate danger to Canadian territory, war regulations in Uie Doniinion KI-C considerably less ' aidstic than they are in E, lg |. lm | and Fiance. Yet, Canadians balk at giving too much ground, ;ll ,d the 'government ! 'f f lraa <ly ''ell compelled to ease some of the controls. Piom Canada, Americans can get a sood idea of whnj, war means if you're "ii), even though the fighting is'thon- .sanris of miles away. Thp Snllies Carry On. The Salvation Army is now ,,uiellv „ series O f nationwide rale- u ions to mark the GOtli anniversary of the binding of the first small "Army contingent in New York Alwaj'9 in the foreground when help >s needed during emergencies and af- «« major catastrophes, the Salvation Aim; distinguished itself particularly . foi its successful efforts tn l lc of sor- MCC to soldiers during thc last M ,,,. lie Salvation Army has amplv prov- . cd ,ts merit during its 60 years',',, this deserves to be «up,K)rt«] h, sf campaign in behalf of the OUT OUR WAY SLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS * The Story of Democracy f SIDE OUNCES By Hendrii Willciii van l.oon L— *-• ._' Roman Republic Fell WJieu Ihe Sturdiiiess of Its Common People Began to Decline Chapter HI (ecu We nre all of 115 fnmlllnr with tho expression The Roman Republic." There was Indeed for « few centuries, somcthinj which wns called a res pubiirn—a commonwealth of Rome—but II only functioned, more or less successfully, as long as Rome wns n small village, hundreds of miles removed from thc center of civilization, And 11 ceased to function ijs such the moment II hnd grown important enough (o assume tile leadership over nil Ihc people of centra! llnly. Then 11 still retained thc mime of n Republic hut Ihe government hnd become a monopoly of a handful of rich families, and Ihc Senate in which the representatives ot these clans met wns not in nny wny responsible to the muss of the common people. As for those common people, their rmmc shows whnl their ivell-lo-do neighbors thought of them. They \vere called thc proletariat. The Latin word proles means offspring Tiie proletariat therefore were Ihose who, owning no properly of their own, were only of value lo • thc stale on nccounl of their prolific offspring— en account of the number of children they produced to provide the renl rulers of thc city with nn ntuple supply of cannon fodder. We usimlJy think of Home as a city of magnificent pnlace.s nnd temples nnd public edifices, vvhlcn even in Ihclr ruined stale Impress the visitor wilh Ihc grandeur of Die only elty that could ever really call llself the world's capital. But during the heyday of Us glory, when Home had over a million Inhabitants, It wns very much like a modern American city. A few noble sireels In (he midst of endless slums anil alleyways, lined by all sorts of nondescript and ramshackle buildings, rcscri'cd for thc "prolcltiriat" and just ns In our modern towns, when llicrc wns not nny room left, for Ihe rapidly Increasing numbers of Ihe unwanted multitudes, the houses begun to shoot up in the nlr and unscrupulous contractors erected shoddy tenement houses, six nnd seven stories hi e ),, to take care of the ever increasing mnsses of superfluous humanity. Thc old Home had been essentially a peasant stale nnd her wars had been fought by sturdy boys from the • farms, who being Iniiurcd against every sort of physical hardship hnd easily been nblc to overcome Die difficulties of their endKss : campaigns amidst Ihc trackless jungles of north- cm Europe and across the. scoi-chln* desserts of Africa. liul Ihc children of the professional prqleltuint brought up on lire dole, Inckcti all tho physical qualities iisscssnry for thai sort of pioneering nnd in the end, Rome hnd gone to pieces for luck of suitable recruits. Her rulers hnd thereupon teen obliged lo hire mercenaries from among those wild Teutonic tribes who until (hen hnd never been allowed lo set fnot on Roman territory. And Ihose hirelings, ns soon ns they hnd lost their nwc before the very mime of "Unconquerable Rome," nnd hull sensed the Inherent/ weakness of Ihe-government which employed llicm had quite naturally refused to be trailed nny lonser ns "subject races'-' nnd had insisted ihnl (hey be recognized as 'full-fledged citizens -' That accounts for (lie clnim of si'.patil that ns n Roman citizen he hnd n right to briii* his cnse before n Romnu tribunal. Many people, If ever they give (he matter ;i second thought, wonder how a Jewish lenlnihk- er from the Asiatic city of Tarsus could possibly claim Roman citizenship. It was really very simple. Either lie himself or his father had bought thai citizenship as hundreds of thousands of other foreigners hart "one, on nccounl of (he privileges (o which a entitled them nfter they had acquired their impcrs. ' And In Mils wny, thc Roman Republic had (lug its own grave. It had allowed Its peasantry lo degenerate Into n city proletariat. And that proletariat, not liking its own miserable posi- r llon, had become n const an I menace' to Ihe •.state. .Until Ihc last.litres centuries of (he Republic's existence, it hnd been safe to say that Rome wns no longer (n nny way a Democracy but an "Oligarchy, lempcred by revolt." The. stories of these quarrels between the Haves and the HavenoUs are lo be found oil every page of Roman history, once Ihe citv had become the cenlcr ol nn Empire. And they ted up to such n slnte ot anarchy lhal In (Ins end, the old law which stale's that autocracy is always the result of brui Democracy" besnn to function. Rome returned lo Hint onp-Jiinn form of eov- ernment. which Ihis lime did ,,ol lake Ihc form of a kingship, as It hnd done some hundred years before, but which ibis time mnnlfcsted Itself ns a dictatorship under n military com- mnnrter-m-chicf who was known as an imperator or emperor. XKXT: On flic ruins, nf Home's Rcpublit rose its mlflily emperors. WEDNESDAY, J1AKCH 20, 1940 $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES "= ,.r ,' «'«i"B<.'« I" Hie if lliu niiiirdiicni i, nu »(, An '« I"."-'"'"-? uml I,, tin- C «"""•»'("• ,Mi*« in. <I,e wron l"»u. I.aler nil,: I.curs of 11 j-oMn-r, dt»i;ov*rii (I,,, i« not licru, ljn( iKluag, to ' Jem.!,,,. SI,,, <..„„„ M £ T,.,,,, ' tlKa " ruiillt '" '' CHAPTER XXIV |RENE said, "Why, Ann Brown— of all people—how are you mixed up in this?" Mr. Temple (vent straight to ihe suitcase. "Thai's il," he shouted. "Lei's open il, boys, and have a look." "Do you mind if I sil down?' Ann asked, and Irene pushed a chair forward. "My legs feel sort nf \.unnlr " ' "Lcl's gel mil of here—1 have n fccliiur. lliis Mom- is <'ain" * lo cave in uny minute!""' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson . OP THE SOUTUWFST THtrAlSELVES Ifxl ROCKY IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PULL THEM OUT/ THE IMDIANS CAPTURE THEM THEIR BODIES WITH WIRES. A B.AB.-V B.AKN OWL WAS OUST IT SWALLOWED A GOPHER, AT A SIN&L.E IT HAD JTSVVEISHT of weak." "I should tlilnk (hey would" Iiejie turned lo her falher, "I know Ihis girl, Dad. She had nothing to do wilh the'robbery You didn't, did you, Ann?" "Gracious, no." Thc men were still in a huddle ever the suitcase. John Temple Mrnighlened. "Everything's okay" he He strolled across the ™° m to Ann, smiling broadly, well, young lady—let's hear your- slory." The officers departed, Bud looking over his shoulder at Ann. She said, "Good nighl," and he touched his cap. Two plainclolhes men carried thc suik-ase away • Ann was alone with the Temple? in a rather desolate looking room Mr. Temple sat down. "Now tell us about it," he said. Irene dropped to (lie arm of his chair Tho boy—Ann learned later that his name was Blake—stood moodily ahoul. Ann I'elaled the dory. "I don't T. M. BEG. u. 9. *AT. OF7 Children Born of: Older Parents Not. Generally Smarter Than Others ANSWER: two. Bee. four; house-fly, two. and monoplane, N'KXT: B!ir,"ug)y an ( 3 dumb! Longevity Seems Highest ! '"''"' such <lotails as " c BWCU in tr. P^^^J ill i Tlle Timcs - ' u tho beginning of "i v-.ansaa and Ireland cncl > year, i ge t ,3'column of sp—» • in 'he newspaper for my digest LONDON (UPl-Unofficial llstlcs compiled hero ind .stti- —j----\- .i^.-w muslin 1 thai those living in CaMda ami ire- land seem to have tiie best, chance of passing Hie oo-ycar msrk j Clmute Hnkev Gnbb, of London i for 2o years has meticulously l-cnt j B record of the deaths of people of j 90 or more nnd Gibb's rtalkiics . are quoted all over thc world '•I tabulate the deaths in cv «y IH-'«; said, J^!^^^^«Si7S^ K /W>N^. ^ST FOE "I /-''^ /VrSJSk.1 I LOO l-^ i 7^ S^L-^- By J. R. Williams OUK BOARDING HOUSE "I find old age very prevalent in Canada and Ireland. It is astonishing what a lot of 'Bver nine- lies' have been living in thos: countries." QAKNETT. Kas. (UP) — Four- year-old Carol Bell is credited with saving the lite of her 21- monlhs-old sister. Joan, when the baby fell into a lull of .scalding water. Carol pulled her out |^:;^':.v.,::,i:;*j^| -y® ^V 1 '^.''-' ' "'* <ii:! UiA^tsL__J!^^£"j ER S GET GRAY O-.R.WiLLi.AiiS j.. JO with Major Hooplc I OR G-MEM CAMCAPTURE'VITAL PHOTOS/— t TOUCH A BOTTOM OW TUIC r~\! c M-u>co GOTTA SPV ISWRE A MUSIC LOVER WDTHOT'J YOUR ACCORDIOM / BUILDING ON VOUR^y PHOTOS.'— t roocH A BOTTOM" GteST.OHABOX m{ ONTHISFftlSf.- EARP^^ OF CRACKERSTO^} PRESTO/— ft ^^S^ MOMCH IM RPD ? J ' \ roMSPw \~n-V - ICTURE OF f> COMSPISLAiOO,^ PLOTTING, |M f? ^30M<E DARK CELLAR/ -,- r— &?. OF CRACKERS TO } ,, MOMCH IMBED? —•AMD WHY THE PORTHOLE SHIRT "- STUD? Hr>~3 o^j'^'t.1 r•^M\^J OM HIS CHEST/ »-,,,, iL-iuitu tuL- i-torv. i don know why I wns so careless in taking thc wrong suitcase," she ended. "1 always disliked those Uvo men, have been sneaking nasl hem in (he l n ,u for a year. Guess i was loo anxious lo gel away." "And it's a mighty goort thing for us that you were," Mr. Temple observed heartily. "I lost everything I own," Ann went on. "My clothes and— ? T« She st °PP et| . saying quick- Jy, Bui o£ course lhal doesn't waiter—" Blnke reassured her. "Your Bluff is all right. The. police found u m those fellows' room. Those thugs must have been surprised when they found a girl's clothes—" He did not smile. His young face was somber and dissatisfied. "That's fine," Ann said, and s»cd, "Have they caught the men?" She had a prickly feeling U™ 1 ' h «y were creeping up behind Toe hoy nodded indiflercnlly They're in the jug," .... ^.,u,,. ^ ut s get on wm , , hj Miss Brown. You'll come in for yfu" rewavd u thal Ann thought quickly. Alter m n nt $h ° faltcl ' e ''- "'^^ something I'd much i. athor hav than a reward." . TEMPLE'S eyebrows sho Up ',,,, 6 expression seemec "A job? wi, a t kind ot a jobr hA i" n ^SjwMolheedgcofhe hair. Color suffused her cheeks he spoke earnestly. "I've been , r . yin e '? find a place !n a hou« lin ,. ace n line Ihis as maid-or -..-, ...,., 0!l mam—or mayhi housekeeper. I hove no vc , w . ences except as lo my character •i n tl , I , ed housc management- cad all Ihe books in (he library "I" 10 * a" Ihe'new tricks in ssrv- ng and^able.sellmg— that sort of i m ^Tj j 1 " hcr w ' s 'f"l anxiety ~thei- ' la li/?Mljr tc "Bui yon are so young, m aear — not much -«lder Ihan rene—" '•And what I know about house management you could put in •our eye," Irene observed, inele- pnlly • She put a hand on her rather s shoulder. "Give her a vy, Dart. Maybe she can do some- lung about this place .,, She sai( , o Ann, "This used to he a heau- iful room when my moihcr was live. Look nl it now. We havo 10 home at all." Ann broke in. "I could do it 'lensc let me fry." Her voice was ~VP d TEMPLE had jj gh(K , a fully. "I'd like a regular home or my kids," he said at last, slow- v. Ilis voice dropped lo a con- fidentinl (one. "f don't <isk much or myself,.. a chilled highball ™on f .come home, an ash (rav handy, a lop shecl th;il will funi down over the blankets, a friendly spirit among the servants a "vocery bill lhal doesn't knock my Irene inlerrupled and he leaned tack, puffing at Ws cigai , ,,j want lo be able lo entertain jn nly owll home,' she said emphatically "i haven't invited anyone io this morgue for ages—thc maids quarreling all the time—Plunkel she's the cook, on her high horse—dust under (he. beds—the silve'- •' mess—" She Ihrew oul hands. "H' s go t mc licked " Ann's bright eyes moved from Hie lace ot one speaker to the next. I know 1. could siraiglileji' it Jill out," she said-with quiet. conviction.' oul bolh COPYRIGHT. t94Q NEA SERVICE. INC. . There was a silence in Ihe room. Al last Mr. Temple cleared his throat. "You mighl Iry il for a month,' he said. "It's like taking on another child but darned if I know what else (o do." Again he sjpoko confidentially, "My food mils are outrageous, Miss Brown. There's a leak somewhere. If you can find that leak I'll give you a bonus. Let me sec—I paid fhe last housekeeper $20 a week How's lliat—wilh a bonus for leaks?" Blake smiled for the first lime. "Sho isn't a plumber, Dad." "I don'l mine! paying legiiimafa bills," his father went on, "bul it makes me just plain sore to be robbed." Irene had an engagement aiul she left ihe conference. At tho door she said, "Let's give Ann a room on the second floor. I'd be afraid (o pul her wilh our band of. cutthroats." * * * JINN'S first day ;in the Temple household was not encouraging Pluukef, (he cook, a barrel-shaped .voman with a liny head and bird- iko eyes, plainly resented her wesence. Plunkel's daughter Rose, was the parlor maid and waitress; her niece, Beth, was supposed to care £or Ihe second loor. The buller was Plunkel's brother/ They formed a solid ronl and, before evening, bad .»ken on the proportions ot an enemy battalion lo the distracted Ann. Lack of co-operation seemed lo lie Iho motto of the battalion and Ann's besl efforts met wilh defeat With the unwilling help of tho •haufleur, she rearranged the for- orn rooms, pulling comfortable hairs forward, placing convcni- nl fables and lamps near ihem. This done, she atlempled to plan he meals and gol exactly no- vhei-e. Al 5 in [he afternoon, vcnry (o the point of exhaustion, he bathed and dressed. Al C she lade Mr. Temple's highball her- elf and lighted Ihe fires. She sal at Ihe fool of Ihe dining ibie, Mr. Temple insisled upon . Other housekeepers h a d laimed the post, lie said. She id not join in thc general con- crsalion. Hose waited oti table, er sulleji eyes boding no good for \nn. She ignored Ann's quiel rders and was ns saucy and im- udent as she dared. Al 9 o'clock Ann dragged hei'- elf Ihrough the hall. As she cached the foot of the stairs the utlcr opened Ihe outer door. Ami opyed, one foot-on" thc- lower top. Steve Clnybournc was ally greeting ihe butler. " j (To Be Continued) 0 THE FAMILY DOCTOR I)K. MOU1US FISHBELN Filiiar, .Ifiiirnnl of Ihc American 31 cilice I Assnciiition, ami of Hygcia, the Health JlaKazine A common superstition in many portions of the United States is he belief that children of late marriages are unhealthy and short-lived. Associated with this is tile idea that tables born from older parents arc likely to be more intelligent, successful ant) brilliant than the babies born of younger >;t rents. These beliefs arc absolutely without any scientific basis. Of -ouvfc. the age of the mother at he time ihe child is bom may -Jave a definite effect on the case of the childbirth nml on the health of the mother. Experts are convinced that, purely from the joint of view of ease of child- Mrth, the ideal age for an American woman to begin her family is between 17 anil 19. When the age of parents affects the nature of the child, it is only through environment of thc child titter he is born. If a child, born of older parents, is more weakly or frsil than other children, the explanation is not found in anything except, that the older woman has probably iilid more diseases which have affccled her body up to the lime when the child was . born. I ft is also possible thai children uorn from very old mothers are generally not wanted, and childbirth occurs under unfavorable conditions. The child of older parents i s usually surrounded by older brothers and sisters and their friends awl. therefore, is likely lo be pampered and spoiled. Such n child , ivequently spends most of his lime I with older people and, therefore tends to become hlghsirmig and precocious. People who Iry to bolster up beliefs in the-extraordinary genius of children born of older parents are 1 1"! to point lo an occasional notable like Benjamin Franklin and ^nrico Caniso to prove their point There is nothing about the 'constitution, the physical or Ihe menial condition of fathers and moth. =rs over 40 years old to inC.icxte dial their age and the conditions of their fcoriics can in any way influence the mentality of a child. NEXT: ,ire Icft-htjidpd persons unlucky? Announcements: The Courier NOIVS h.i.s been formally authorized to announce thc following candidacies for office subject to Ihc action ot the Dcmoemif primary in August. Mississippi Connty Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff ami Collector 1 HALE JAGKSOV County Treasurer R. L. IBILLYJ GAJNES (For Second Term) JACK FINl.EY ROBINSON County ami rrotwtc Clerk T. w. POTTER 'For .Second Termi Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRfS (Kor Second Term) Kcpresciilalivc (For,the seat now held bj' WoosJvow Uuttou) J. LEE BEARDEN Detroit Library Starts Tours of "Bookmobile^. DETROIT (UP)_A specially designed "bookmobile" pla-cd in op- - cralion recently by the Public Library lours the streets of Detroit bringing books to communities whose libraries were closed durin- thc depression. The rolling library is a truck ami a 30-foot iK.llcr, the interior ot which 15 lined with shelves to carry 3,(,00 books. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis The Courier News has been authorized to announce, the following candidacies for election at Hie Municipal Election, to ochcki April 2. Judge DOYIJ! HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE AV. BARHAM Cily Clerk PRANK WHITWORTlt C'flARLKS SHORT .lOHN fVWTER HOY NELSON I J KROY A WRtr.HT kr^r." "Ya nolicc Iu,w ll.r-v'i-c briiiijiii' back ;t)l Ilicni old pica-s?"

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