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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURV. Editor SAMUEL F. NOKRIS. Advertising Manager BLYTHEVJLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sole National Advertising Representatives' \rkansas Dailies. Inc., New York, Chicago. De- iroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mutter ot the post- office at Blythertlle. Arkansas, under act of »<>•• ress, October 8, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By. carrier In the City of Blytlievllle, 15c per «'cck, or 65c per month. By mail, within n radius of 50 miles, S3.CO per year, $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; bv mail In postal zones Iwo to six tndusrw, SG.50 per year; in zones seven and eight. $10.0(1 per year, payable In advance. Gardens' 11 dp Relief Toronto isn't going: to dish out us many relief .supplies this year. Instead of the usual weekly quotit of vegetit- bles, Die city is jjoing to puss out seeds and garden implements and plots of land. From then on, it will be up to each relief client whether he wants lo eat or not. The city tried it last year as an optional proposition, and 1500 families raised about ?50,000 worth of vegetables. This year, every person on relief will have to work the plot that's allotted him, and the city expects to save a comfortable little clui'nk of cash. In a small way, this system has been tried in this country. A few people have been given tracts of land on the outskirts of some cities and have managed to stock up their Incdcrs. It might be advantageous for cities here to consider using the method on a more widespread scale wherever possible. Not only would the city save money, but the clients themselves would have useful and pleasant occupations and would have the satisfaction of knowing that they are earning at least part of their living. P*UeaUct> to thit column at editorial* from other newspapers *x* MX nccewattly mcui endorsement but fc an tcknowledgnont at.- interest In the Kiajects' dlsciissei / They've Got Something A group of Blythevllle citizens representing a cross section of business, industry, civic ami patriotic activities have, organized a corporation to be known p.s the National Cotton PwklnS Association for the purpose .of sponsoring a national cotton' picking contest each Fall. Cotton pickers from every section will bo invited to participate for cnsli awards lurge enoticti to make entering attractive. The flute for tho first contest has tentatively been fixed as Oct. l, and it u planned to invite the Governors ot the 17 coiton-producing states to attend. One of the most publicized agricuUural events of the year Is the corn husking contest held In the Com Belt. Annually that competition attracts in the neighborhood of 60,000 persons or more. If a corn husking contest can attract so many, we believe a cotton picking contest will attract oven more visitors to this secUon . Cettailjy a cotton picking contest Is more spectacular, n'tovo colonul, and contains more (hat i, rcul human Interest. Our Blythcvillc friends have hit on what, n],pears to be a good irtea, if they lollou- it hrough with the necessary promotional effort hey cannot fall in making tbeir contest one Cc the Nation's major Fall events. —Memphis Commercial Appeal. OUT OUR WAY * The Story of Democracy [ SIDE GLANCES By Htndrlk Will™ v»n I .mm' i •"""—~—•——— MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1940 CuJbrsrth By Htndrlk Wlllcm v»n loon Rise and Fall of die Guilds as Step Towards Democracy Clmplcr N'invlceii A medieval guild was a voluntary association of men engaged In the same craft, lormcd tor (he purpose qt mutual aid and protection of Us members. They were n new development, for in each one of them there was a nucleus of lhat Christian spirit of the brollicrhood-of-mc:i which bail been unknown to the people of the ancient world. Oldest documents about these guilds go liacfc (o tlie first hall of the lltli century mid we find them In the archives of Cambridge and Exeter In England. Two centuries later they had become bo Important that Parliament m- ' strutted every sheriff in England to Inquire from the masters and wardens of nil guilds how much property (hey had. This, by Hie way. Is more than our own government lias ever done In connection with our labor unions. The European guilds, as well as the European labor unions, have always been hold responsible tor whatever damages they mhht cause, being in tills respect treated exactly like Use organizations of employers. In America, until now. It has never been possible to exercise such a control over any organizations of laboring men. But then, our American labor unions arc of comparatively recent orlfifu; In Europe, the guilds have played a very decisive role In the history of the last six centuries. The guilds became (he basis for the development of n regular "people's party." opposed to the closely knit eliiss of the nobles one! the highly Influential association* of well-to-do merchants. The former very speedily lost nil control upon' the actual government of cities. Wllli Ihe development of n number of highly centralised monarchies (also a phenomenon of the latter half of the Middle A(je.i), the feudal nobles were gradually beliij; reduced to that economic ob- setirlty which today has left them high and dry na a mere historical curiosity. The great, conflict «'ns to become one between the working classes nnd Ihelr employers the men of money. Occasionally the landed gentry and their royal overlords would also gel In open conflict. They did in England in the year 1215 when the nobles nnd the clergy (seeing the handwriting on the. "•nil nnd correctly Interpreting I Is mcnnlnq) forced Hie king to grnnt them a charter—(he Magnn Charhi. This giinrnniced them certain llbcitlcs, such as "no freemnn should be taken, Imprisoned or damaged in person nr estate but by the judgment of his peers." Although the "commons" were mentioned in (his famous Magna Chnrta, the real "common people" (as we ourselves understand thai expression) were still an undiscovered, and therefore negligible quantity In the eves of the hl»h contracting parlies. Several more centuries were to pass before the humbler classes of society would lay any claim to a direct share in the actual government. In the meantime, the guilds, more and more conscious of (heir increasing strength, made several attempts, to gain,control over some of iiiosa cities in which they were the most Important • clement of society. Especially In Flanders Ihc- gront manufacturing center of the MWdlo Ages (wool was grown In England but prepared for consumption by weavers of the Low Countries) the guilds were at times able to dominacl the local governments to such an extent their leaders could exercise almost dictatorial powers over (as whole community. No sooner had they readied this point of eminence than the Inherent weakness of every form of popular government marie Itself felt. For every Pericles, there were always at least a dozen Clcons. Personal ambitions frustrated the most unselfish cITorts of the few truly great, leaders who were brought forward by the guilds. They were either murdered or exiled. The moment they were gone, there were outbreaks of anarchy which made It very easy lor Ihe employers to break the hold which the guilds had gained upon their city nnd to force laboring mm and their families back into those hovels which surrounded every mediaeval manufacturing city. SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK I3Y LOUISE HOLMES Anu'K uiifflL nnil •:•••- ...» *uu>ii], l-*or II IllolllCJkt. »>r. I nunic BUSI>OC|H lier ol MiviJ- IIIK. Uirn Ann nlioWM him (lie In- M'rjjilluii j, fr ivatrh riintutns—"'i'c, 1 I'liT IViiiiilo." Mr. Ti'imilu ijlie»- "oii* .Vim tiliout lier nulicr, u>nrii« ".'.', Al111 '* kl * """ liivthifii child, CHAPTER XXVIII jYjU TEMPLE followed Ann fo the door and put an afCcc- lionale arm nbout her. "This means a lot lo me," he said. "You see, 1 loved Pete." He laughed blankly. "Did someone say it's a small world? It took two thieves and a suitcase full of jewels to bring Pete's Wile girl home." There was a mist of tear ---- , . ...j u jiiuu \ji_ tuciia Ann's eyes as she .said, "I'm happy to bo a relative. in £0 smiled. "Just" the same, I'm pulling Ibis household out ot the kinks. It's my job and 1 love it." "l)o as you like, my dear. You're one of us. Call yourself Ann Temple, will you?" "I will." She opened the door, turning baek. "Mr. Temple—" "Better make it Uncle John." "Uncle John—do you care it I • uii^n^ oi;uu—uu yuU. fire the Plunket outfit?" "Care?" lie ro.ired. you kick 'em out." "I'll help T - M -' REa u "That's why our phone bill is so high—every minute my back is Ivirncd your son plays business man!"' " -AL-THOUeH CLIMATIC AND THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson SCIENTISTS _ CONDITIONS ARE CHANGING ON! THE EARTH, /V\AN SHOULD BE ABLE TO INHABIT IT COMFORTABLV FOR AT LEAST A NEXT: iiion open up new trade route*, liml new ideas on liuw llicy shmitil live. SO THEY SAY AN ICE WAS FOKJ/WED BV '• ,A'1ELTINe SNOW, AT THE HCWE OF ANRS.ROSE C50RDON, EUOY, ARIZONA. ANN got rid ol the servants without too much difficulty. A tew significant hints lhat the police would like to know o£ their deeds, turned the trick. Ann prepared and served the dinner that night. Irene tried to help, unsuccessfully. The next clay Ann interviewed applicants and fillet! the positions, eliminating one of the maids. In a week's time the -t _ machinery of the household was moving without a hitch. Sieve was not at all impressed by the news. He merely said. Wasn't I the first lo nolice a family resemblance?" "Well, not quite the first," Ann told him. "Maybe you'll no out v/ilh me now, he suggested. "As hired Help you were a bit too uppity How about the Athens Club sprin" formal? It's coming oir ncxl week. I was planning (b drag you (hero by the hair of your head" "Is that 50?" "You bet that's so." Ann was not at all sure (hat she wanted to attend the Athens ( F'lb party. Since coming to the Temple house, lliu bruised feeling in her heart had lessened jusl enough lo make it endurable. She wns trying gallantly to put Paul Jiiiydcn from her mind and the parly might bring all the old memories lo lifo. Not lhat they showed -any inclination lo die, (hey lingered on, tarmunliuj* and unWKercd. Why hadn't Paul loved her? How could he hnv ielt her so casually? So she said lo Sieve, "I'll tak< your invitation ment." under advlse- ANSWER: They are a device of nature to protect (he tissues underneath the skin while n new skin is being lormcd / . NEXT: Where automobiles arc Illegal, Delaware Tube At Chester l an " a " lhat n p . . rerommeiKlEili "a., MI] Pence Is no good tor Finland.—I'.v.ivo Nurim, Finnish distance runner, touring the 0. t>. * * « All thol cnn be raid against us Is that ns A nation we urc loo small.—Foreign Minister Vanio Tanner o[ Finland. -Is needed is Ihoir i rom m™d;ition and the money Assured \ Because of War Department 'ob- j jecllons. a bridge from Pcnrsyl- CHESTER, p» (up> - .\ aa na ™ nii ! lo , Ncw Jcrsc >' nt Ulis i )omt foot tiuind under lh, DH, ^ ' ^1° '", T? 10 "' N ° ° bjccticu river connecting Chester with New ±- " tlm " Cl ' ''° W Jersey points soon will be- n reilltv I T-I' accordinB (o Manager Willhm v' •» ," . I)10 ' loic(l llll)c «-onW really Delelmntv or the Delaww Cn ,,fv . " l " nnels - "™ liln « racn ' Chamber' of Commerce Col ' n ' 5 , "^ would be contracted from re- on the project would begin \vHhhi 11 year. Me revealed thai' engineers were studying (he. lunui-l tirep.ira- lory lo snbmll(in s their finclinn, in drydock and then sunk' into ditch. WHY DOM'T YOU LOOH AT THE DATES OM PAPERS BEFORE YOU .MAKE KITES AMD SOLDIER HA.TS? I GET THE BRUNT OF AU. THIS YEARS TIW SCOW ByRWiIlia,, 1 s OUR BOABDING ilOUSli Heart G'airier ,v\ V s want ads. LITTLE , \ VOUR SECOND COUSiM FROM Did I say before that you are Ihe strangest girl lhat ever passed my way?" he- asked Irritably They were silting or. the Tempi, dock. The fresh spring breezi. oosened the tendrils of Ann's hair. They woe pure gold. "Why am I strange?" she asked gazing dreamily across the lake _. Im accustomed to having raj invitations accepted." "Alt right," she said impulsively. I won't bo the one to break an otherwise perfect record I'l go to Ihe dance with you " * + t r riIE days slipped by on pleasant, easy tread. Ann manage; the Temple house efficiently and well. Although never taking advantage of tho relationship, she was made to feel one ol the family. When Mr. Temple introduced her to his friends, he said You remember lhat scoundrel Pete—this is his daughter. We'll have to give him credit lor her if nothing else." Irene made much of her. Ann found herself being gradually absorbed by Irene's crowd. She wore lovely clothes, she lunched nnd played contract and danced and swam, she learned to know the smart cocktail lounges and restaurants, and night spols. She accepted Steve's attentions, with reluctance she allowed him to become part of her life. Once Irene said to her, "You've sort of taken the wind out of mv sails, Ann." Ann was brushing her shining hair. She turned, brush in hand "What do you mean, dear?" "1 mean Steve. I always thought I could fall back on him when I got ready, but now I'm not so sure." "Do you want him, Irene?" "Well, for a long time I've considered him my inevitable future." She frowned a little. "I must marry someone. If you're in love with Steve, I'll sfart looking around." "I'm not in love with him Irene." Ann thoughtfully pushed the waves of her hair into place Irene leaned to press her cheek to Aim's. They both smiled into the mirror. "Go as far as you like with Steve," Irene said. "I'm not without other possibilities. Maybe, we. can have, a double wedding. It -would be fun." * * o ANN felt that the conversation ~ had been planned..- And she suspected thai Irene Was more than mildly interested in Steve. However, the matter .seemed to have been taken out ot her hands, Steve was not to be juggled this way and that. He had a mind of his own and (hat mind had been definitely made up. As the weeks passed, Ann had to admit that she was restless and unhappy. The Athens Club party- had been just another evening, iiolhing more. When she remembered the same event with Paul she wondered what had become of the slardusl and glamour. She had everything for which she had longed, a family, social position, more clothes than she could wear, a sense o£ absolute security. Recalling her old dreams, siie laughed at (hem. Linen sheets, silk bed coverings, sterling silver and wedgewbod china. Perhaps it was because they had come tooj easily that their importance had' vanished. Perhaps the fun o£ having lovely things was working for thorn, striving, beating the bud- gel. One day in midsummer Irene gave a luncheon on Ihe terrace. Ann observed the girls specula- lively. They differed from her friends in Mrs. Follet's rooming house only in background anil money. The types were idenlical. There was Geneva Weston, a mysterious eyed, languorous girl with pale blond hair. She affecled bizarre cigarel holders and moved RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE Does It Pay to Talk About Our Troubles? W CAN'T TAKE FLAE8V I'LL CALL H'M —- P£!ZT sPECIETS CF CRICKET; ISN'T HE « LITTLE LEftMOER ST A, v C -As, L SLUG '^H U ME LEAMOER/ GOT TO EAT? TELL MEE6&S/ I'LL TAKE . ___, WELL/\v)HO IS THIS LITTLE GEMTLEMftN ?' By noNAi.n A. I,.\IRU Ph.D.. Sci.l>. Author of "Htnv to Iniyravc Vour Unjin Pmvcr'' ,-Tl;ere are actually millions of people with troubles they would .ike lo get off their chests. Unfortunately, most of these folks 'cccp the troubles to themselves for iack of frankness to talk them over ir from lack of confidence in linn- Ing the right pcreon they can trail. Great troubles grow from little' >nes. and if we can get the-n :!eareO away while still small, li(c becomes rosier and nicntsl poise mproves. Mental experts use the "talking cure" more than any other single method. This is little more than icllinj lroi>blC5 to a person who understands human nature, who is ympatlieti:, who iclps restore perspective so :i small I rouble does not become unduly emar^crt bv a worried imigi- Dr. Laird nition. 'fliis t^.Iki^g cure Jws .prevented thousands of nervous breakdowns and apparently cured cases of ictual mental disorder. When troubles are kept to one'.s self, they keep growing, c.iusr a distorted perspective, anrt m T y drive the person to distraction. But telling anybody and every- I jorty the troubles doeji no! help a ' bil. For one Uiiug. people will j likely IK bored stiff by U>c rcDitnl. j For another thins, "ley will Hkolv ,' agree with the troubled pjrso:), nounced family life and lived in lier own apartment. The girls whispered, that Geneva was most indiscreet—they hinted at a married man. She was another Florabelle, without Florabelle's excuse for folly. F.lissa Fabei- was plump, she , 'igeled and talked loo mufli. She ' night have been a better-dressed, better-groomed Clnra. And Ihe Campbell sisters-they skated ex- oertly over tho thin social ice, incredibly audacious, incredibly wpular. Neddy and Teddy had d sway in Ibe West Side taverns, Ihe Campbell sisters led in he night clubs. Ann noted another thing. As it lad been on Murray street, these rirls had but one aim and ambition, a suitable marriage. Their •xpcnsive clothe.'; and coiffures', heir mannerisms and clever pat- er, were but weapons with which hey stalked their men. The unchcons ynd cocktail parlies vere merely time fillers in which o gather force far the evening's tniggle. Love, ns it had been to he 10-cent store girls, was ,1 linor consideration. A husband 'ns Ihe thing. Love. In spirit Ann left the :mcheon on (ha terrace. Why had t been given to her? So strong, o cruel. •'' '' ' (To I!c Continue!)) the height of Ihe spawning run of silvery fresh water smelt, which the lore of the lumber camps credited Bunynn with pltuilins in Lake Michigan generations ago. In deference to Bunyan, the usual queen's bill IT>T --'• \ (he feature spot lo the Paul Buu- yau Brawl, to be niui.-;.-., _^ rolling contest nnd other contests of strength. Sourdough sum, a the world, but lack them up bit by bit, mid completely, with some older person in whom yon have confidence. One of the great values of bav- in? real friends who arc oklnr <that they are a pillar of strength when our tronbtes become bothersome. They, in turn, esteem your] •• — friendship nil the greater for the of strcams wi| l to open to visitors Haltering confidence In them. — Once a Scurvy 1'rcvciitiilirc Originally, lemon sherbet was made as a prevenlative of scurvy In an cIToil to make this anllscoiY butic more attractive to patients, si pharmacist of Florence, Italy, fimc lemonade in lliUO. Announcements: least a modern counterpart of Bnnyaii's famed cook, will fee:! all comers with frieri smelti fresh from Ihe water to the frying pan. some. They, in turn, esteem'"yoiir 1 _Smclt fishing conlesls in dozens NEXT: Arc Women More Honest Than illcn 1 .' Mind Your Manners Test, your knowledge of correct social usage by ansvrerlns the M- ... lowing qitcstions, then checkin" «S;'-msl. the authoritalivc answers The Courier News has been formally aulhorizcd to announce (be --•""• . I following candidacies for ollice sub- J - is it permissible lo put butter I l ptl to Hie action of the Democratic on more (lian one pancake at a ! P ri ">ary in August, nuir? i tr_-._?_ -. '- ,-. 2. Hera- should a waitress handle cups nnd glasses? f _ 3 Is it, correct lo put a small » 01 saucer under ,1 synip pitch- •1 When mint jelhMs served on n Dinner male, how should it. be eal- *m,M Jlf " y °" " W fh "" tl!c tablc ' ihe InbleT P '*" y ° Ur ° hair "" to What would you do it— Someone asks you a question WI "-i> you have food i n month-'»' Answer immediately? 'b> Wait until you have swallowed il. and Ilicn .say "1'iii i " your not Virlp in gclting llin straightened out. y.WKE~H<M SCRAM An.Mvers 'inc. nin'l il lerritif" aniii, A' Yc!i - Several may ij c biitlcrert 1 wiule hot. i 2. Cups by die handles ftnd ! e'fifscs should be liclc! at the bol- j loin, w that her liatu! docs no! I toiir.i the rim. where the l:p- : :i - Yes. And a KOOri iden. j _ '• With the lork. J'or it Ls meant 1 '°_eo with the meat. i Tr> get it out of the way. Mississiopi County Judge ROLAND GREEN 1 Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON Counly Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES 'For Second Term) JACK FiNLEY ROBINSON County ami T'robatc Clerk T. W. POTTER (For Second Term) Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (For Second Term) t 1 • l!c|ircscutativc | 'For the seal, now held by 1 Wood iow Hull on) J. LEE BEARDEN T cr i)ost now iiclrl bv Frank Williams FRANK WILLIAM 5 'For Second Term) il-'or past now held by L. H. Aulvyl L. H. AUTRY >For Second Term 1 FRANK B. UN W. W, '(BUDDY) WATSO.V (For Second Term) The Courier Nous has been a Big Smelt Fry In Paul Runyan Land Arranged i nest 'What Would You Uo" Vol- i tliai '' 7 - e d to announce the ,„,.„„„.., l iititn—ti» i candidacies for election at the Jfu- Inlcipal Eieclion. to be held April 2. Muiilcip.il .Jinicc DOYLE HENDERSON 'For Second Term) GEOROE W. BARHAM City Clerk PRANK WHITWORTH m crrABr.Es SHORT w JOHN FOSTER. Cll,v Aliuincv HOY NELSON PERCY A. WRIGHT , the tronoles over oiighly with sonic •.vcil-«luciteo j person—laivj-cr. minister, iiliyi- j cinn, executive—is a bciief.'cia; I thing to do, i Talk all of Ihr Irouble.s ovev. i however. Don'I hold tack n few: i ESCANABA. Mich (UP) _ p lu | Hit- ones \ve sire hicli.-e.-i lo hold j Bunyan. legendary superman ' nf i - !11 "I kef]) lo oui'M-lves arc | this l\]mi.vrin B txtinlrv vill rotrrn usually the very ones which should | April II | 0 piw.idc !ii Ihe -mnua! be aired the tost. smell j:uuborec-.il icnM. in'.sDirll UoiU brojdeast the troubles to | . The event is htld each fear at

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