The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1940 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 21, 1940
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PAGE E1QHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. . ,H. W, HAOTES, Publisher 'J.'QRAHA¥ SUDBURY, Editor F. MORRIS, Adver'UsIng Manager Sol* 'N» Advertising Representatives: ArUnsu. Dimes, inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma Criyj Memphis. ' Published. Every -Afternoon Except Sunday ' Entered as second class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, untier act 1 of'Con- gress; Oc.tqber- 9. 1917. Served by. the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By, carrier In Uie City- of Blythcvllli!, 150 per week, or. 65c ; per, month. By mall, -within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year,.$> for six months, 75c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six' Inclusive, $5-50 per year; !n tones seven nnd eight, 510.00 per year, payoble In advance. Ifi/5 Do More Than Scratch the Surface ''Let everybody sw.eep in front ol his own door and the whole world will be clean." —Goethe. Mayor Williams has issued a call for a genera] meeting to, be held. Friday afternoon to make definite plans Cor the annual spring clean-up of alleys a.iul vacant lots. This is a commendable program but one that should not be confined to. a .spring clean-up of alleys and vacant lots. U should be broadened and ex '- tenrjeci to a year 'round movement for the general improvement of Blytheville from bath a beauty and health standpoint. The government has expended thousands of dollars in clearing ditches to rid the 'county of mosquito breeding places. The good accomplished by them is in sharp contrast lo the condition o( Blytheville's alleys. One can drive through alleys in most parts of the city and find garbage in open containers.. In some cases it is merely thrown on the ground. Empty cans are as abundant as the weeds in midsummer-. In many instances old fashioned outhouses are still tolerated. Shall we continue lo live under the shqdowg of malaria, typhoid nnd dysentery; or~ will each of us justify our right to dwell among clean neighbors by voluntarily cleaning up our own premises thereby ridding Ihe-'fiity of ., mosquito and fly breeding places. The city has ordinances requiring that all garbage and cans shall be placed, in covered containers. . . that, oitl- . houses cannot be used within certain prescribed, boundaries. It is time for our city fathers and citizens to cast off their tolerance' oi' these flagrant violations' of our sanitary laws, All of the; votes in Blythevi{le • are not worth the suiTering of one case of typhoid. SO THEY SAY One book at a time, fully savored, lv |l[ bring the. .reader the most lasting enjoyment.—Mrs. David Hays, literary critic. * * *' • What we need. Is better judKttv-Koprcsciita- Uve Thomas A, Jenkins (Rep., Ohio). * * * ' This seems lo be a cheap, popular-priced war, and the expected orders to this country have not been forUiccmliig.-Willlam O'Neil, president, General Tire and Rubber Company ' * * * The surrender is not our fault-it i s the mini or being forsaken by O m- fellow democracies. ^-Foreign Mmistcr Valeno Tanner of Finland. The Story of Democracy »y Ilendrik WUlem van Low OUT OUR WAY On the Ruins of Rome's Republic a Line Of Mighty Emperors Arose The Uitln word, Gse.ssr, was a nickname and It meant "the hairy one." It must have applied to one of Cains Julius' ancestors, for the hero cf Ihe Ides of March, Judging by his statues, did not liuvc a superfluous hair on his head. All the same, once he had become tho most important man In Rome, ho gained so greatly In .sinture that- for almost 2000 years after nw death, the hcnds of tho German and Russian notions were known as a Kaiser oi; a Csar. We usually say thai Caesar intended to nuiKc himself the emperor of Rome, but we lotgct that an impcrator In the eyes of the Romans at the beginning of our era was soniqthlng quite different. Jji ancient Rome, an Imperalor was the tide by which the Roman leglonaircs greeted their commandcr-in-chlcf when he returned from n victorious campaign. Afterwards It became a dignity which the Roman senate had the right lo bestow upon a particularly successful general, Ihe highest honor In the stale. During the days of Augustus tthe adopted son of Caesar), when all tho power wus finally united In the hands of a single man, the Im- pernlor began to be regarded nol merely as the head of the army but also as the head of the civil government and thereafter he acquired all .sorts of other titles, such as prlnceps (firel citizen of the state) and ponlifcx muxlmus (as head cf the established reljglon of Rome) or augustus (the illustrious or the sublime). All this was of course utterly im-Roman if we llilnfc of Ihc Rome of the simple days of Cin- ctmmtus, when people, considered that being a plnlh Roman cltlMn was Ihe highest honor to which any man could aspire! Bui during Ihc many centuries of foreign conquests when the Romans had come Into contact wilh Uic aristocracies ami tyrannies of Asia, they had lost most ot their former pride In the liberty nnd freedom of the Individual and hnd been rather Impressed by the ivny in wlilcli these foreign dictators could get things done, whereas in their own country, with its endlessly deliberating Senate, It was often , completely Impossible to pass even the simplest of laws and reguln lions'. ' All this ngaiu sounds very familiar to us for the .same process IMS been going on right unUei- our imscs these last 20 years and has carried us lo the point when soon America, as the lasl bulwark of Democracy, may have to right tor Its life if it does not want to submit to Ihc will of n foreign dictator. And even now, with the snd example of Europe warning us to slick lo our own It-led and trusted system of Democracy, there are a surprisingly large number of people In our own land who. like Ihe Romans ol Caesar's day, will tell you. "Well, tifler all. (here is .something in this dictator stuff. The trains run on time." They forget tlinl the trains in our own conn- • try also run on time, but wilh infinitely less fuss and circumstance than they do In Ihc dlc- talorlnl lands. But they will only begin to jre- .-member this alter they have had a couple .pi years of one-man rule,nnd (hen It will be'too, late,' for then they won't 1 even be allowed <o ride on that train unless by special pcrmi.wloii of some absurd lilUe fellow In high leather bools and an old trench coal. Nevertheless, ancient Rome can leach us » Brent deal about Uie poxstbllllics of establishing and maintaining a true form of Democracy among n people who have set out to conquer the work!. • ' • As long as Rome hud been a smallish city In which the people'enjoyed the. same social and economic privileges,- a "rudimentary form of .self- government functioned with a great deal oi SHCCCSS. "•,'.» Uut Ihc moment, it had become an imperial center Inhabited by a few families who owned everything mid millions who lived miserably on public charily, there was an end lo that dream of u proud and independent, citizenry. Antl after that, the law of Plato began to function.. .There was » prolonged struggle between the rich and Ihe ppor. This led to an era of anarchy until the complete suspension of ail Inw and order made the people say, "Anything will be better than (lie present state of cliaos!" and made them oa.gcr lo accept that dictatorship which then led. lo the establishment of an Imperial form ol government. That empire In Him perished because no country can hope to survive unless it has a reserve of millions of people who an'actual Intcr- csl in keeping their common country going- Imperial Rome allowed that reserve lo die out. After that it was only a question of time when Rome would cease lo cslsl. Then came the deluge known as the DarK Ages. And far 500 years Democracy disappeared from Ihc face of (he earth us if it had never existed. NEXT: The light of Dcmoi-racy is piactk'ally snuffed out for 500 years. THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1940 "Perhaps it wasn't shoes you were looking for in llic firsl Vplace? . . . Maybe a ha I or something?" -~ THIS CURIOUS WORLD ^^7 DIPLODOCUS, ,/\ TWENTY-TON DINOSAUR, MAD ONLy ABOUT ONE QUARTER. OF AN OUNCE OJ= &RAIN 70 CONTROL. EACH TON OP ITS BODVf COFR. t«0 ST NEA SERVICE. IPi'C. T, M. REG. U. S, PAT. OFF. A\AW SPECIES OF INSECT PARENiTS NEVER. LIVE TO SEE THEIR, ypurXvc ! 3-21 / INCUBATE THEIR. not !a NEXT: Iowa farmers iu Mississippi. Ihcir Champion Home Baker Barred at Food Show CLEVELAND. O. (UP) - Plump, motherly Mrs. Mary E. Luuiau has been barred front baking contests at the Cleveland' Food Show because her luscious pics, cukes muffins and home-made bread ,-n-c considered "loo professional." For 15 years i*he has been :, eou- sistcnt Food Show bakinp ehiuii- plon. But. now. it. must . cm | sn oflicials have decreed, became Hie small restaurant, .she operates on the fume of mil-brown pics and nicll-in-yoiir-montli cakes places her in the professional class. "Well,' 1 she said, "I'm not Ihc least, bit mad at the Food Show. But they certainly must be mad at me. "You can't be mad and mean and nasty and slill turn out good baked goods. You have to love to do It.." Isg" <Vy* fMV m By J. It. Williams GUI! rtOARDINQ HOUSE Applicants for tin; Rhodes .Scholarship awards must be between (he UKCS ot IB ami 21. • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES . . NEA SERVICE. INC. Ann rrfuniM the f Ji-iv.U, nfcljn for a Job li>- •.(I'llii of :c r«n-<iril. 'l\HU>le >tlr<* linr in hou»ckn!]i,. r , >v:m« hi-r tluii Ilio limise J« | mi | i>- HliniiiKril. Ann IljiUn Ihc Jii-ri.-niU nou-cciaiKTiillvr Aller a IrylliK JllJ', Hhl- U ucllni; liv- *lnlra ivlicu .««<.vc ClayJJuurue en- Icra. , CHAPTER XXV J-JI, old timer," Sieve said plcas- anlly. "Tell the fair damsel thai lier swain, has arrived—" Ho gasped, "Ann—" as if only half bellcvoing his eyes. "Hello, Steve." "Is that you, Ann? I only took one drink-—I swear I did." Shut-. ling his eyes, he shook his head violently, Ihen stared again. '"It's irue. For a minute I thought I'd conjured you out of thin air." "I'm here all right," she admitted, sitting down on Hie second step. "Thai is, what's left of. me." Steve sat down beside her. "Swell to see you, Ann." She nodded, resting her chin on both fists. "I'm the new housekeeper." His laugh was explosive. "You're what?" "The new housekeeper," she repeated. "Mr. Temple hired me to bring older out of chaos in this house." She set her tooth. "And I'll do it—U it kills me." "Well, I'll be— Look, Ann, 1 thought you were married by now." "No." "I thought—you said—" "Paul went away." Saying it, she felt (he sting of fears. She got to her feet and Steve also rose, looking up at her. "He isn't coming back?" She shook her head, fingering the little silver bracelet. "I've never forgotten you, Ann. You pop out of my thoughts at every turn." She smiled vaguely, her mltirt on household tumbles. She and Plunket would have a showdown in the morning. Flunkct and all her relalives couldn't lick her. Steve still gazed nt her. "Guess I'm in love with you," he said. "Guess I fell in love with you that night at Clancy's—" Ann moved up n step. ' "We'll just scratch the last few remarks from the records," she said lightly. "Keep i< in mind that I'm an upper servant in this house—" "I'll keep you in mind. If I found you scrubbing down the back stairs it wouldn't change tho way I feel." Irene Moated down the stairs in white tulle. She touched Aim's arm with a friendly little gesture as they passed. She called, "Evening, mister." "Hy'a, beautiful," Sieve responded in an absent-minded lone. • * * A NN went to bed and she did not plan. Sho slept. Refreshed the next morning, she look a firmer grip on the management of Air. Temple'.? di/llcult household. She breakfasled-alone wilh her employer, sitting demurely behjnd the coffee service. "Everything all right?" Mr. Temple asked. She nodded. "It will lake a little time." "My (op sheet was fine." Ann smiled. She had seen to that herself. ."Highball all right?" "Just right. The house feels different, Ann, I feel guilty in dumping my problems on your shoulders, but I actually relaxed and enjoyed myself last night. You'll be good for the kids. I'm glad you're, here." "Thank you," she- said with a litlle warm glow. When Uie chauffeur had driven him lo the city, fhc attacked her duties with new fortitude. She went first to the kitchen. "I'll do the ordering and planning from now on, Plunkel," she said firmly. Plunket grunled. "What food market have you been palroni/.ing?" "The Superior." "May I see yesterday's order slip?" "f don't know where it is." Plunket spoke hastily. "Give it to mo nt once." "Find it jt you can," Die woman grumbled. "Plunkel—you will apeak courteously to me or I will find an^ other cook." "J keep Ihe. slips in that drawer," Plunket nodded her small, round head. t t t NN opened the drawer and scanned, the dates on a number of market slips. She chose one. "llm-in—four dozen boxes of soap Hakes. Where are Ihev Plunket?" "In the laundry—where do you iiippose?" "Plunket—" Ann's sweet voice lad n steely ring. "Well—" "Six dozen limes. Why six dozen?" "Sir. Temple likes 'cm in his lighballs." Ann opened Ihe huge refrigera- or. Five limes reposed in a liltle vooclen basket. "Where arc the >lher five and a half dozen?" she islccd crisply. Plunkel's face was scarlet. "I •mi that refrigerator," she fumed. 'You keep out of it." • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Omens Associated Wilh the Hands Have No Relalionship'lo Science HY nil. MOIUUS FISIIKEIN IMilor, Journm or tlic American Medical Association. ;im! of Hygcia. the Hcallli Magazine There arc innumerable superstitions and beliefs concerning the hands. In the first place, there are According to experts, men v/cvc probably ambklexlrous in the tiisl |)l»cc—ubtc to use both hands with equal facility. It, has been argiicd that, the ancient Hebrew's and ' all the Semitic peoples were left-hand-: od because they wrote from right U, e i lo left. Then ;is civilization ».- . P.V t nvii i/mtv, MIVIV: HI t; tut: I •*-•!. inv.ii no L i v iji^iti iuit ilU- superstitions about the left hand: "inccd. men had lo. expose Ihcm- U) A left-handed work Ihrcc tlay.s for person must tile devil. vou <2'i If your left hand ilches will pay out money, be disappointed, or expect company. 13) If you shake hands wilh your left hand, it wilt biiii™ you bart luck. All of ilic omens associated with the right hand mean yood luck, .nul with the left hand, hick. Those bi'lipfs have not the .slightest, b.i.sis in fact but are wholly dependent o;> the failure *of primitive people to appreciate the fact thai a certain number of people incline to lcft-h;\udcdncs.s. PORSETSHiS IMCOME TAGS/— I / SMALL HOPE TO FALL IMTO TWO < ' MANHOLES IF I'LL A nnoiincements: The Courier News, has been lur- mally autlmmcd lo announce the following i-andidacic.s for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff anil Collcdur HALB JACKSON County Treasurer R. I.. (BILLY) GAINES 'For Second Term^ JACK FIN LEY ROBINSON County ami I'rolralc Clerk T. W. POTTER 'For Second Term) Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (Tor Second Term) Representative i For Uie sent now hcki by Woottrow Hiitton) J. LKE BEARUEN The Courier Mows has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for election ,-it the Municipal Election, lobe held April 'i. Municipal Juclgr DOYLE HENDERSON' ((•lor Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM , City Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH GIIARLES SHORT JOHN rotiTER, Clfy Attorney ROY NELSON PERCY A. WRIGHT selves to new hazards, including the exposure of the vital organs of the body. Therefore, men, protected (he left side—the side on which (he heart lies—and turned the right side lon-ard their foes. Dentil removed lliose who could not make Ihc adjustment so that Ihc right hand became dominant. One identical twin is likelv to be right-handed and the other lett- hancled. Among the Diom-e ([tiin- tnplcLs, three (Yvonne. Annette nnd Cccilo. who were born separ- "Where are tho limes?" Plunket whined, "Me and (lie girls like limeade—" Ami turned -away. "Beginning now, Mr, Temple will pay'only the market bills which I have okayed," she said. Plunket was washing dishes. She sphishcd tho suds ami cluttered the silver. Ann look down draperies ami scot them lo Uie cleaners. She superintended the cleaning of the bedrooms, feeling like nothing so much as a pitiless slave driver. Dinner was served that night wilh flowers and lighted candles on the table. It was a simple, well-balanced meal and brought forth a compliment from Mr. Temple. "I don't like flub-ciubbery," ho said. Aim knew that an uprising was well under way in (lie kitchen. The servants whispered behind her back, they glowered and were sullenly perverse when she came upon them. With a little taclful inquiry Ann had learned that the Superior mnrkel was owned 'and operated by Plunket'.s uncle. And she knew that war would he declared when Ihe Temple account was taken elsewhere. A NN was in her room that scc- o n cl evening - when Irene knocked on ihe door. "May I come in, Ann?" she called. "Oh, yes—come in." It had occurred (o her that she was well on the way to being as lonely as she had been in her first working days. She welcomed Irene eagerly. Ann had been packing her father's watch, the silver spoons and :i few oilier treasures in the lower drawer of her dresser. She closed the drawer and stood up as Irene: dropped to the bed. "I'm glad lo note that Plunket hasn't slit your throat yet," she said cheerfully. "Just give her time," Ann laughed. "She's talking to Dad in Ihe library." Ann frowned. "I'm sorry. I want lo relieve him of nil Hint." "Dad'll get rid of her if he doesn't want to be bothered." Irene lighted :i cigaret and lay back comfortably on the pillows. 'It's fun having another girl in :he house," she said. "It's fim being here." Considering her day, it was quite a thing for Ann to say. "What's it like to earn your own living, Ann?" "Ghastly." They both laughed. Ann stretched herself, luxuriously on the saPm brocade, chaise longue, crossing her slender ankles. The two girls looked at cadT- : ol!icr, smiling a little. (To Be Continued) iilely, arc right-handed. The others (Emilie and Marie) were born like twins so that Emilie is left-handed and Marie is riglii-iianricd. If the right palm itches, one is supposed to be lucky at gelling money. Indeed, Ihc symbolism ol an itching palm comes down from the earliest times. The reason is that, when the palm itches, there is a tendency to close the hand, which is a gesture associated \viih miserliness. One of the hardest supcrxlttio-.'s to explain is the idea that cold hands mean a warm heart. Actually cold hands mean nothing except that the circuliilion iii the hands is not as good us it ou-hl to be. Church Gift Anonymous MALDEN, W. V«. (Ul'l—Tlib congregation of the.century-old Knn- aivha Salines Presbyterian church of M-ilrii-D lias a highly successful method • of making contribution.?. Members arc nol railed upon lo make annual pledge.-;. Instead, blank envelopes are handed 'out each Sunday. Members enclose donations and put the envelopes on the collection plate, without itlcnliiyiiig them. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis ,. L^-J, i " rr-sv/ ' v -' tor' ma » nu uiv.r "If you (lidn'l pour Hie jmn on so I hick you '• be bilini; yourself!"--

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