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March 27, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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THE PLYTHEVILLE (COURIER NEWS TKK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAOTES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDPUEY, Editor ' SAMUEL y. NpRRIS, Advertising Manager , BLYTJIEV1LIJ3 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, De- troll, Oklahoma City, Jrfemphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, J917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythevllle, 15o per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within ft radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six lnchisi\v, $850 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Injunctions for Maybe Lec-'s sun-emler al Appomattox didn't solve everything. The battle over states' rights lias broken out again, and it looks as if ... no, no, graiidpanpy, don't go for your musket. This thing can be settled another way. Gov. E. D. Itivers of Georgia is mumbling .something about Hie violation of his state's sovereignty because United Slates marshals arrested him lor ignoring a federal court injunction. The governor twice had ordered State- Highway Commission Chairman \V. Lin ton Miller removed bodily from office by state militiamen. Miller got a slate injunction, which Rivers ignored. Then Miller got a federal injunction, and the governor said the ' squabble was none of Uncle Sam's business. In Oklahoma, the federal government obtained an injunction to prevent Gov. Leon C. Phillips from prosecuting a .state restraining order against the governor and ordering Phillips to remove slate troops from the $20,000,000 Grand River Dam project. Phillips says states' rights are involved because the federal government has failed to pay 5869,000 indemnity for roads and highways which would be inundated by tfiu dam. There's a lot of comfort in the thought that we've learned something during the past 80 years— that whatever sides may be right in both cases, we'll be able to settle things without again resorting to war, even though the national guard has been called into both pictures. '". Murder Coinps High Wars cost us .money even when we're not in them. War expenditures of thp United States, including defense and veterans' care, totaled • $2,968,408,413^about -1.3 per cent of the national income—during the 1939 fiscal year.' Because of increased appropriation requests for the army and navy, ll lc bill will probably be larger this year. Of the nine billion dollars the United States will spend this year, more than one-thjnl will go for war expenditures in one form or another. At that, we're getting off lightly. England is spending about ?26,000,000 a day on ihe war or 40 per cent of (he national income. France's expenditures exceeding one billion .dollars every nuarler, take in ercess of 40 per cent of the national income. It all adds up to a pretty extravagant price per capita for 'murdering OUT OUR WAY "The Story of Democracy [SIDE GLANCES By HendrUt H'lUcra van Loon L — — Momircliial Sy s l e ni G r o w Anew From Union oi' Power and Money Clinplcr Twrnly-One What hurt been bo°uj> by Die feudal .system was conllmicd and brought to perfection by a rapidly Increasing number of monarchies. Law nml order (and therefore /security) wiu> once more re-established nil over Europe. H meant, a tremendous Increase In the wealth nnd prestige of that new class of cltr/cns whlcli had gradually inlorposrd itwlf between (he lordly gentry who ruled the land and the peasant and serfs who worked It, As nil history shows us. no clnss of society will ever willfully comma suicide for the sake of another. The aristocracy (which Is merely another name for "old money") strongly opposed, therefore, Hie ambitions of those merchants who to IJicj!) represented the obnoxious Idea of "new money," Under (hose circumstances Die men ol me counting-house eagerly looked for some one who would protect them against the menace that -cnmc to them from the castle of the feudal chieftain. In order U) do (his they needed soldiers and political henchmen. At last there won n class of citizens who were possessed of ready cash. A tnclt nlllimcc was formed between the rising young capitalistic forces, .struggling for greater influence upon (he government, and the' equally young and new monarchies, desperately trying to destroy (he feudal sqiilrarcliy wijlcli .still stood between new-fangled majesties amt their final gi'al) for the supreme power. Dining the 15lli ;)nd letb centuries n Tew political dynasties (closely resembling our own big commercial dynasties in their mode of .operations nnd their complete lack or .scruples) forged ahead nnd gradually destroyed all conmetl- llon. Having started their careers as members of the feudal system nhd therefore being rich in land but poor in cash, the moiiiirelis were obliged (o go to the inlddlc class for Ihnt direct, financial support without which they could never hoix) to overcome the opposition of their former rcltow-fcmlalfsls. Thasc ambitious founders ol a tnonnrchfnl form of government were completely successful. After (he end of (he I6th century, the map of Europe ivns no longer u crnzy-tiulll of thrcc- by-four Hide duchies, counties, baronetcies nnd Independent cities inicl vllluuof (even the sovereign village existed in those happy days), H began to show those big blue and yellow and green patches which represented the kingdoms of such famous families ns the Bourbons, tile Tudors, the Hapsburgs and a dozen other l«- niilinr nnmes. As so often happens when mutually hostile Interests are forced lo make common ciuise lor some common purpose, the moment the victory had been gained, the partners fell out among . themselves. Their majesties were liable to forget lo whom they owed their success and those who had contributed to this success were apt to remind them of (heir services nt very inappropriate moment.':. There followed a period of disastrous conflicts between Ihcse former allies. quarrels were bound lo manifest sharpness in those countries where the middle classes had urai- nutlated more abundant, riches limn elsewhere. . I have already told you of the rebellion in the Ix>w Countries, when In the year 1581 the merchants, having duly nbjurcd llicir lawful master, the king of Spain, established nu Independent republic ol their own. The next outbreak occurred In England In Wl nnd ngain In 1S80. They led to « tremendous increase in ll\c governing power of those who derived their income, not. from the land but from commercial transactions. 11 was, from our point of view, u decided slop forwards. Let us stress tins point- In neither country hud the Introduction of a more clnbornlc' system of parliamentary government anything to do wilh our modern ideal ol pemocracy. Those whom, a few centuries Inter, Alexander Hamilton was to describe as "the rich nnd well-born," remained In complete control of the .situation. There was only one clement In tlic nation they distrusted more profoundly ami haled more cordially limn cither (he nobility or (he monarchy—nnd Hint clement was known us "the common jwoplo." NEXT: From imcxpr.rlpil plucos conic the new Ideas (lint begin to shape Man's ilcsllny. 0»Ibrtrth I live for but one task: Day and night lo Ihink of victory, straggle, work ami light lor victory, if necessary not to spare my own lllc In (lie conviction (hat this time Germany's lu- turc will be .secured for centuries.—Adoit Hiuer. men. Hspcuiiilly when Now York gangsters can be hired to do the job for ?IO or $20 a head. SHJWSjrMywVictww. -,. M. , f a: u . ..p.r.orr. ''Inform (lie lra<lcsi»on llu-y nccc) nol raocd I am going on u liquid did and prescribe the some for the household," THIS CURIOUS WORLD B * Willlam Ferguson LOBSTERS AVE TWENrry PAIRS OR //WSS... SOME OF WHICH ARE USED IN IM WHAT ANOUrvlTAlNJS DID Rip VAN WIMKLE FOR. 7 • CLARK HIT G HO/WE RONIS IN 8 TI/>AES XXT BAT FOR. CORSICANA, IN A TEX AS LEAGUE BASEBALL SAME. Hlb TEAM DEFEATED TEXARKANA, 54 TO 2. JUL.V 14, I9O2. 3-27 , ANSWER: .Catskills .^along Ihe Hudson riv^~ NEXT: Propaganda and tlic World War. Inn Washington Used May Be Demolished 'HILADELPHIA (UP)—A mov e- iicnt is underway' innong civic piid i.lstprJcul ,soclc(lcs to save Ihe old I Blue Bel! Tavern, which wjis frc- nuentcd at. different, limes by both Lord Cornvallls nnd Cm. Grnrge' Washington, nflcr the P.iiimount I Park Commission said the Iniildini; jwtiolcl be razed unlc-ss someone ! Kiiiiriinlecs to restore It clash between 2.000 Hessian troops iincl :t3 American pickets covering up Washington's retreat from For MifTlin in 1777. I.rr.nior.i jp Fairniounf park. Ihe building w«s bo» E h(. i, s . n, c C ity ir 1!»13 iDitl marked for demolition wnsIiinBion was said lo have u.sec it for his headquarters on the eve of the IraUlc of Branrtywiuc. J'nur M»yor.s Kuln There arc four mayors in Co pcnhngMi, Menmarl:. Each has hi own responsibilities and thilic WEDNKSDAY, MAHCH 27,1940 • SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK BY LOUISE HOLMES I THINK 6RcpVE=> \ /. IM TH'CEMEMT W3ULD r I-ini BE A GREAT'BOOM TO WOMEN DRJVERS <•—_ TOO PRESSED UP \J|;i1 TO LOOK AROUND AM 1 Yl WATCH WHERE THEY'RE JLI " ' ' UP.' ^/— .t: By J. R. Willtau, OUR BOARDING^ HOUsF wilh Maw " J.1?VJ>UWM^ '" _cy«.lMti),t,tc™ t i-iM; i.i.,,,,... ... . rr 3-27 f»i ' s; CHAPTER XXX ^NN ran up the familiar stairs of Mrs, Panel's rooming house. She wore a slim JillJc dress and short fur jacket. A sheer veil Mung from a very small hat, her shoes had not come from nn alley ™°I>. She tapped lighlly on Clara's door. "Conic in—Ihe door ain't ocked." Clara's voice. Ann went in stumbling over a china doe Hello, Clara—it's Ann." «:>?£" flew from the Bedroom, bhe threw both arms around Ann You sweet old thing," she squealed. "Gee, you look swell— "Ivy haven't you come into (lie store?—Don't you need nolions any more?—Thai's a swell Ihing you re wearing—Did you make it.—Oh I've got so much (o (ell you—Slay for supper—We're having cabbage and spareribs—" "I can't slay, Clara. It's gelling laic, dinner i.s at 7." "Have yon got a gopd job?" Yes, 1 work for the Temples." No use telling Clara the whole truth, no use jogging her out of ficr happy little vul. "How's Hoy?" she asked. "Oh, swell. Ho went to the drugstore for n pint of ice cream We always have k-e cream on Sunday." She spoke with satisfied pride. Clara asked, "Whal about you Ann? How do you like being somebody's flunky?" Ann said, "I like my work." TPHAT would Clara think, she wondered, if shc knew Ihat Ann was one of Ihe Temple family, that she had definitely decided (o marry Stove Clayboui-ne. The next time he inquired, "When will you break down and marry me?" she was ready lo say, "I've already broken down. Hadn'l you noticed?" Suddenly Clnra jumped from Her chair, exclaiming, "Gee whiz —I've been holding two letters for you ever since you went away— Where did I put those letters?" Paul— It had never occurred to her that he might write. He had gone away to rid himself of her. Paul— Involuntarily her hands went out for the letters. Clara was scrambling through an untidy dresser drawer, "r put them here somewhere—it's been so long—where in the dickens— Oh—" Triumphantly she produced them. Ann's eager fingers closed on (lie envelopes. They were postmarked, "Iloline." One was dated June 2, the other June 25. Almost four months since Paul had written them. Ann was wild to be off. "I must run along," shc sdd ,, Tcl] R Ibat^I'm sowy < o have missed "r"\» klssed CJara warmly. Goodby, dear," she said. / * * *JJHE autumn dusk was falling and Ann drove swifllv home The letters were like living things heado her. She turned Ihe car- over lo the chauffeur and ran to her room. Her heart fluttered and sang. What had Paul written so oils ago? She sat dotoi under a amp, not stopping to remove her hat and jacket. With trembling lingers she opened the first Jotter.' "Ann darling," it began and she caught her breath. "I thought I could run away from you but it's «°i fi( ?°''-' JMa y I ' c ttn wrong, but I got the idea that you cared for me a little when you kissed me. Oh, Ann, do you know how sweet you are? Do you know how I lake that Ijiss out ot my heart every other minute and remember the ccstncy of it?" Ann closed her eyes, pressing her cheek to the page. ( "Darling," the letter went on, 1 ve had a break. Because of a shakcup here and a fine recommendation from my Chicago boss 1 m m charge of a number of de- parlmenis, do the buying and all Tins means $40 a week, nol much but perhaps enough. Do you think it enough? "Moline is different. There are htlle houses lor rent. They have gardens and little front porches. Will you take a chance with me Ann dearest? Wilt you? I'll hold ny breath every time (he postman comes. Oh, Ann, I love you so." Ann dropped the leller. "I didn't •mswcr," she moaned. "Paul, my icarcsl—I didn't answer your let- er." It was a calamity of the Host gigantic magnitude. Paul >ad wailed for (he postman-waited and hoped— Tears ran down Ann's cheeks. She opened he second leller. _ "Dear Ann," Paul had written. 'Let me apologize for my impulsive letter of three weeks ago. You I'ere right (o ignore it, absolutely ight. It was presumplous ot me o write such a letter. You had dways been frank wilh me and should have known betler. Good uck, Ann. I hope you find all the ovely things you wanl. Paul" - * c MAID tapped at tlic door of Ann's bedroom. "Dinner is served, Miss Ann. JMr. Temple und Miss Irene arc \yaiiing." • "Thank you, LoUy-A-ril'be.riRlil down." Aim spoke-automatically in a strangled voice. She wiped COPYRISHT, !•««,' "~~t SERVICE, INC. her eyes and crossed the Imll lo the sitting room telephone. Paul's letters had been written on Y. M. C. A. stationery. She put in a call for (he Moline Y. M. C. A. "Oh, God," she whispered, holding tl1e~ instrument wilh both hands, "let me reach him." • • .., Then the clipped voice of (he operator. "You are connected \yjlh Ihe Y. M. C. A. in Moline, Aiiss Temple. They arc paging Mr. Hiiydcn." And, after a heartbreaking wail, "He isn't in, Miss Temple. I'll keep trying." ..-,: Ami stood up, shc paced back and forth, "t can't wail," she murmured frantically. "It may be hours—I can't wait." She ran down Ihe stairs. Mr. Temple and Irene met her in the lower hall. > Irene came to meet her. ' 't "Is something wrong, darling?" she asked. _ Ann burst into tears nnd Mr. Temple put his arm around her "Wfiat's all (his?" he asked worriedly. "Jt's Paul," Ann sobbed. "Ho ^yrolc me four months ago—I just got the letters today—" Shc cried stormily. "He asked me lo marry him—the sweetest letter—he said he'd hold his breath fill the postman brought a letter—and I didn't answer—I didn't answer—" :'• "Call him—right noiv," Irene suggested practically. "I dM. He isn't in. Oh, dear—" Shc leaned her head on Mr. Temple's shoulder. He held hpr gently. "Who is this Paul somebody?" he asked. "Paul Haydch," Ann explained more clearly. "He was only making $25 a week. He went away I thought he went away because j lie didn't care for me. That \vas4 before I came here. I slopped this ' afternoon to see a girl where I used lo Jive and she gave me the letters." She raised her head. Her eyes were shining. "I'd rather marry Paul Ihan own the world — and I didn'l answer his letlcr." "Where is he?" her uncle asked. "fn Moline." "Where does he work?" "He's a floor man in ihe 10-cent store." . Mr. Temple rubbed his chin. 'That's not a bad berth/' he said. 'The smart ones work tip to man- ngcrships at good salaries. What kind of a man is he, Ann?" "He's wonderful," she smd simply. Mr. Temple shook his head, bewildered. "You never can tell iboul girls," he said. "I thought t wns Steve." Ann looked at him, her eyes like win stars. "Mayil go to .Moline, Uncle John—tonight?. I've got to sec Paul." . . ' jjj (To Be Concluded) * ,. " I 1 f: RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE Docs II Pay T oKnow a Lot? —inoullv &S* ^'^'MiZZZZ- K X . ^r,,l'^i&ZZZ%Z. LISTEM, GOT A1ORE ,,_.,., , \s! EAR CUB SHIPPING A BK- UEV, WHO'S DEEWMQiNJS JfexHWE/ WlTMEBftTHTUB? IS WCLElcRCOCHWG OWTOE 6ULGV IS) WERE ? CWE TO V MARK AMD LOME TO THE MEM OF OLO ; J TlAEiR SOMS AlftV copy |t WEIR VIRTUES-BOLD/" THE TOP AND LEMME IN/ D06 TO SvlASH/ 'MINUTES WAITWS 'M FOR THE GW.'~~~i? eS^THE SHEEP- K.v DUNAIJ) A. I.AIKD Ph.D., Sci.D. \ulllor or "How to TIao rsycaolojiy iti Business" Education is one of the country's 3 businesses. Thousands ot par- its are borrowing on their lilc iu- iirance, mortgaging the family ouse. and skimping in mi:;y ways order to send tlieir cliildren lo ollege to learn something. There are other thousands of nbitious young insn and women mcii—who arc working diligently all day ill office or shop ^nd then devoting most of their evenings to .study or ntlrndinj night Blisses. Even more i a r c combining heir reaular work with extra work sper.t on correspondence or home study course.?. Is all this scri- ou.'i striving to got m or c knowl- ecige worth the lime and money it, lakes? You can bet il is ii-orth it., provided, (he slndy is done .seriously—and ulso provided il dor.v nol BO !o the person's head. That is the chief handicap with having a wti c k»owlcdgc: if goes to ninny people's heads. Little people apparently cinnot stand a little learning. These are Hie folks, and (licy are numerous, who have lakcii two nighl courses in accou<:tln; and gel the feeling (hat this warrants their spouting off opinions on child health, detective v/or.k. and Uic value of stainless steel trains. There is that dangerous lentlcr.cj- lor the perwm to imagine dial as Dr. Laird and never Iry to show off (heir information. Ar.d lo give point to this emphasis, it was only necessary to add that nothing makes a person disliked much quicker than to show off his information in front of others. Let the other person spout his information; he will like us more for listening to him. and we will add lo our own store of information for no tml.ion charge other llian the listening. NEXT: Why Do Today? Eisl Less Cotton Seeds Now Valuable Nol only is cotton used in many thousands of ways, but chemists have discovered ways lo use tlic seeds, which once were dumped into streams. For each bale of cotlon produced, there is approximately half a ton of seed. ; Working to Make Axis a Triangle? Read .Ccnrier Nc-ws want ads. Announcements: The Courier News has been formally authorized to announce the following candidacies for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi County .lml»c RObAND GREEN Sheriff anil Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer K. L. (BILLY) GAINES i For Second Term) JACK PINLEY ROBINSON County and ivnbalc Clerk T. W. POTTER iPor Second Term) Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRfS l For Second Term) * * • Representative U-'or the scat- now licit) by Woodrow Huttou) J, LEE BEARDEN I''or|!04-| now held by Frank Williams FRANK WtLLIAM'i i For Second Term) l For ix&t, now held bv L. H. AutrvS Ij. H. AUTRY (For Second Term) FRANK D. UNDERWCOIJ he gels to know more -In one line he automatically becomes an expert In everything else. Two courses, or 20 courses, do nol justify the know- it-all atllluda which so rmiry superficially educated people flaunt to others. In SO yc.irs of teaching college iKlcnl.s I emphasized, perhaps vainly, thai Ihr main llilng (hoy should set out ol college «»w the realization I hey knew M> little llml they should keep their lips sealed W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON (For Second Term) The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for election «t the Municipal Election, to be held April 1. Municipal Judftc DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk FRANK WHITWORTH CHARLES SHORT •IOHN FOSTER City Attorney HOY NELSON PF.RCY ,\. WRIGHT Recent sudden activity ol Ale.s- ander Shkhartzev, Soviet Ambassador to Berlin, was interpreted as an echo of Hie Uille.,,- Mussolini Brenner Pass conlViSJ race, pointing 1 0 a tvian^ Kome-Berliu-Moicow pact fo, Hie neulralizution of AllieJ influence in the Balkans.

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