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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 28, 1940
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PAGE THE BLOTEVILX,E COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher J, GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor 'SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Bole Nations! Advertising Representatives: Arkansas. Dallies, Inc., Now York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- eress, October 9, 1917. Served by (lie United Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythevlllo, 15c per week, of 600 per nitinlh. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, $3.00 l.'er year, $1.50 tot six months, 15o for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6,50 per year; In zones seven nntl eight, $10,00 per year, payable in advance. No Hell) From Cosmic Rays The iuihimi race, which has always worked its head off trying to find some means by which it would not have to work its head oft', is going to have to jog along for awhile longer without the help of cosmic rays. ]n fact, .says Dr. Robert A. Milliksm, noted physicist, just returned from equatorial India, cosmic rays may never be \vorlh a shinplasler. Dr. Millikan ifaid Ihc rays were |jiw- erfu) all right—about 1000 limes stronger than the most potent laboratory-produced radiation—-but, that they didn't occur frequently c'liougli to insure a steady flow of energy lo the earth. Just can't be depended upon. We may as well figure on sticking to otir jobs for awhile longer. Working isn't such a bad way to use up our lime. Anyway, by the time we have found a way of benefiting from more leisure, maybe someone will have discovered a way to make the cosmic rays co-opcratc. LB (ARK,) COUlUEfi NEWS Francr. Democracy's Exhibit A Prance has a new government. It changed horses in the middle of the stream. The accession of Paul Ueynaml lu the premiership and selection ol' a new wartime cabinet are perfectly normal democratic phenomena. These steps arc not jit sign of internal weakness, nor, caji -they, in any sense, be interpreted 1 as a portent of allied catastrophe. The people of France simply wanted a new government to prosecute the war along different lines. Four times during the first two years of the World War, the French changed their leadership. It is an encouraging sign that democracy is still at w6rk, even in ;i war-ridden country. What would happen if (he German people decided they needed fresh leadership? How would the Kussians go about ousting Joe Stalin if they didn't like what he was doing? •SO THEY SAY . yet, <„ hear m.y of the randida'lcs lor pros wenthi mnninuticns tay nlvlllll w rawl reduce expenditures, we balance Ihc budget, but we want lo continue relief and lu-lj, e I do not Mici-c ,u this (in,, ,(,.„. ,,„,.,,,,. •ve. , ,o,,d be divide,!, anrt what ,hc coumry !.' - S i, , ^ " " IC rCl ' cWaHmHo,, ot idea nia of New York. * The Story of Democracy By Ucndrlt Wf'Ucm van toon OUT OUR ideas Thai Shape Man's Destiny Conic From Unexpected Places Chapter Twenty-Two fdcnx sh;i|ic I lie destiny o[ man. Clrcmnsinn- • cvs of n geographic or economic nature play' n very Important pail in making the average cill- zeii wlint he is. Idens nlno present him with the idcii) ol tvlinl lip wants (6 be. Tills Idcnl of "svhin. lie wnnis lo be" is me dominating factor, [fence the only really worthwhile histoiies o'f llic world are those 1'itstorics which den! with Die underlying social Weak whlrh hnvc m.'tunlly made niir world wlriit It is. Tlic curious part of lhl.5 nrrnngcnicii'l nml tlic one which nmkcs (he history of the liumiin race so tremendously teinnllnR — Is ihis: one never can foretell where (he lightning mn.v strike nml that those Idenls which shape the destiny ol inun may originate In the most unexpected places. An Indian palace will give li.s a prince wno for Ihousiinds of years will persuade his follower;; to clcvolc themselves exclusively to silent meditations. A poverty-stricken village in th'e Afnblini desert will contribute a camel-driver wJiust lici-y dreams of world domination will crenle n .splrUuhl nixl worldly empire rcncliliig from the Pyrenees lo the frontiers of China. The son of nn obscure (•iupejilcr in Ihc bur- ITII land of Ciiililcc will be able lo jmikc the Roninn conquerors listen lo His message of jiciice and good will. in distant China, a lliilc-playing sage is able, Ilioiifniids of years utter his donlh. 10 shape Hie mentality of nillilons of humble peasnm.s. In nciiruy Switzerland, a Genevan wntdinmRcr will have a sou who between acting us a nnnky and composing comic ajieras will line! time lo wrile n book which makes a doicen thrones topple over us if they were so many hmibcs of cards. .lean ,l:icc|iies Rousseau Is hardly a name lo most people or the year 1040, Yet nil of us arc what we arc. ami live in the sort, of world in whicii we happen lo live bccavisc this strange Swiss genius— a hopeless mixture of personal dishonesty and literary integrity—wrote these curious words: "Muu by nature is tjoml." Since few people ever knew less about their fellow-citizens Hum old Ho'.issemi (with the possible exception of (hat other disastrous prophet, llie late Karl Marx) one would hardlv have expected dial n .slnleinenl coming from such a source would have been taken very seriously. His books appeared at a moment when the whole world was snlimilcd with ninlcrln) coin- foils and pleasures and when (as will always happen under such circumstances) the people who uil':d the world were looking for nn opportunity to escape from their own boredom and sense of futility. In France, the best brains set lo work lo try and evolve a political scheme which would allow Ihc nvcnigc citizen to preserve his original goodness. They did not want hi.s natural virtues lo bo corrupted Into vices by (hat nrtin- cla) civilization which in the eyes of Jean Jacques Honsseau hud been Ihc ca'tisc of man's lamentable [all from grace. In order to hasten this process of a return . to nature the brightest Frenchmen now set to work to carry the stiin total of accumulated knowledge unto all of (he people.''They tried to do this by providing (he masses with 'an encyclopedia—a handbook or. learning which should be based upon reason alone. It should do away wilh all (he absurd aud illogical fairy stories which hnd been handed down from generation lo generation so people might remain contented lo bear tlic yoke of I heir political, social and Intellectual enslavement. The men and women who during the Inner half of the 18lh century began the ba'ltlr for human enfranchisement under the slogan of '•Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" were as unselfish a group of Iriiiy inspired leaders as Ufc world ha.s ever seen. Only error (hey cohimil.- te.d—nnrt a' fatal one it proved to be—was their absolute belief In their own doctrine: (hat mini, by nature, was predestined to be good. Tlicy hart not learned what every ward-boss knows today (the knowledge which gives him, the power) (hat a nation—or n street—is composed of all sort* nnd manner of people: sninc pood, some bad, and others mdillcrcnl. All tire apt to be sw.'.ved by ilieir emotions rather Ilian their intellect. No sooner hart the llrst blow for Iniuiiin liberty been struck by those who meant, well i>y their fellow-men than a dreadful coimlci-bkw was landed by Ihosc who meant well by their own iiockctbuofci. Aided and abetted by the craok|iuls, dolls, morons and phantiiftic. fanatics who aie invariably present upon occasions <>r jjrrat public commotion, these reformers destroyed the absolutism of a king to establish din infinitely more cruel nnd Jess humane lyniimv of lhat demos which ever since (he days ol Pcricic.s hnd been feared as the worst enemy cr Dcmocnicv. NUXT: The tlmlc.l stales hecntnrs » lasliiis ilrimirr»r..v as fimilicrsmcii begin rimnin?- Ihojr own afTairsl SIDE OUNCES by GabraHh OM- IMO tl Nt» EtnVlCE.IHC. 1. M, REli V. S. PAT Off. "All llic young men ate oul.wilh oilier girls by now Why dou'l you two relax ami rctiil a hook?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD T HAS BEEN ESTIMATED BY HISTORIANS THAT DROPPED IN SEJSAAAfMV BY ALLIED AIRMEN THf2 PIRST WORLD WAR BY A7~ LEAST A AND MV SCIENTIFIC NAME IS TOADSTOOLS ON YOUR. l_/\WN USUALLY AAEAN TRAT YOUR SOIL. I r «C*SCRVICC. isc. f,^S'f R , : - E "f'" Sh , 1Wn '° W ' ' ' n " ; "" e wllicl1 is a misnomer, lor IMC bird is not a true sparrow. NEXT: A ticek into (lir p;i!.(. Conductor "Gets Hot," Boiler Room too Near I' ITT Si HUBCi II (UCI _|- r i(/. feincr. conductor of the 1'iil.s- Hirgli Syiiiiiluniy Ordicslrn. really •got hot" during a rmfonmnicc icie. yiiiR the lir.s(, ,,f t lir .MIII- jlihony'.s .series of high scJimil con- I certs, liciner was condiicthi- on a Mage located immediately nlxivo' the boiler loom of Wc.slin<:l,ous<' ; . high school. ' After Ihr lirst liall of Hip [>vo- : Hefner. peispirniion s-ln-iun-' he ing down ins face, prate cmild not. yo on. Wliile his concert master, Vladimir Uakalcinikoll. dirrclorf the orchestra ihrmijjh the remainder of the program. Heincr Nil in (he wings, mopping his brow, muttering. -Whew! It. was awful. I|. was like a Turkish bath." BY Gc TH'RKST TIME I'VE EVER. 1HAT A COW GE1S UP HIMD END FIRST HORSE PROMT EKJTJ PER. A\«5RV-D LIKE . YOU, WES— < I1OW KIM VOU ' TELL TH'IOWER. OP I.OMDOW FROM THE CLOSE' OBSERVER. By J. K. Williams OUR BOARDING HOU^l Spulrrs. iVnt [nsci-ls i'piders and mites come inuler MIC rti-aclinicSa class, neither liein" an insect. Tlic spiders, however, fmllke (ho iihnl-calin;; mites, frc- fiwnlly arc beneficial (« man, siiK'c»lhcy destroy injurious in- MujorHoopk —/ ._^ , , - >... i INTO THW ^ ---^--^-^I-S-^'SI BIG MODELS FOR HIM TO COPV'' KM/ TOE -/.•*&SWs^ SERIAL STORY $15 A WEEK: THURSDAY, MARCH as, 19-10 <3Y LOUISE HOLMES ii.I.'" 4 *' 1 ' f W'* i"' Ann flnJ* Cltun "'Hi- <•! Ki'il. t'ljini lini lira let- lfr» for Ann—from I'niil, wrltli-n four monllin nan. lu llic llrxt I'mil lijtai Ann l<: nuiro 1 l,lm K.UJJ ),,. r of lil« promotion. Tin- iicrand In an nnnlDKV. Am, | r l,» «, , t , ni .|, J lllll II, IrU-Jlllullf ;|||J f/lll,. Hl, f i* i'l lr> . ' lv '!'l>lr uf !!,<• Ifllurn, »«K« If sJre intij BO lo I'lllll. CHAPTER XXXI 'I 1 !!!? telephone operator had not located Paul when Ann am 1 Irene and Mr. Temple left lor the train. Al the LaSalte street station Ann called Steve. Purposely, she had waited until then. One never knew what Sieve might <!«. She reached him at home while Mr. Temple picked up her ticket and reservation. "Steve—this j s Ann." "I don't believe if. Ann doesn't call young men on the telephone." "Don't be funny, Steve. I'm inking a train ; n 10 minutes. I may not be back." There was a silence while the .'ires hummed. Then, "What did yon say, Ann'!" "I'm going to Paul. 1C he'll have me, I'm staying." "Isn't this rather sudden?" lie ;kcd coldly. "Yes, .it is. I wont to sec Clara today. She save me a letter from I iinl in which he asked me lo marry him. The- letter was written four months ago. It may be loo laic—" , "Have you considered what this means (o me?" His lone was like splintered ice. "I'm sorry, Steve—if you really care. I love Paul—I've always loved him." Her voice hvokc. "J suppose yon want me lo wish you every happiness?" "Please do, Stove." "Well, I won't. I'm Koine out and gel roaring clrunk. I'm dead sick of Iho swcel and simple life." He was childishly angry. 'Gooilby, Steve." 'J'lIERE was a crash in her ear and no answer. Ann found Iienc and her father al the gales. The long train wailed. Ann had already fbrgoltcn Sieve. He and Irene would find each oilier and Hiey would be happy. They viewed life from the same angle. At the train steps Mr. Temple put « check into Ann's hand. "For expenses," he said. "Come straight home, Ann, if things don't work out for you." She tried to thank him but he hustled her into the car. It was midnight and they walked through n dimly lighted, curtained aisle. In Ann's compartment, Irene Iiugged her hard. "Write to me, Ann," she said tearfully. "['11 miss you." Mr. Temple kissed AJUI'S check, (he train gave a preparatory ;ork, and she was alone. The berth was made up and she sat down on the plush couch. She sat for a long lime as the trail gathered speed. After a while she looked at the check. Expenses 1 , rnc scribbled amount was chouef- to furnish a little house. Ann took off her dress, donned (i house coal and lay clown She did not close her eyes. Joy, wild and tumultuous, surged through her. She was going ( 0 Paul Again and again she read his letter, each time gaining deeper happiness. * « * |T was 4 o'clock of a chill, dark morning when she left the train and took a taxi to the hotel. In lira- room she lay down again and sleep overtook her. She awoke with a start to find bright sunshine making a slanting oblong oh the carpet. It was 0 o'clock. Ann made a carefitl toilet. Rapturous wings beat in her heart Ihey made her fingers unsteady. She drank a cup of codec in the finll and bought a gardenia in (lie flower strop. By means of a gardenia she had met Paul. II might have significance again. Asking directions, she walker! to (lie big 10-ccnt store a few block.; away. Taking a deep breath, she went .hrough the swinging doors. Thousands of articles filled tlic counters, dozens of girls stood ihout civ slniiglilened their slock. A few early customers moved through the aisles. Ann's eyes darted across the room and up ind down. A dark heart at a counter in a corner caught her ilteiilion and her heart scorned to urn completely over. Tlic dark iead turned and Ih'e heart sellled nfo place with a disappointed downward slide. Paul was not in 'ghl. Stairs led to n basement slorc and Ann went down, holding tighl o the rail. Her knees were like •libber bands. No Paul in the basement store. Returning to the main floor, she vent to one oi the clerks. "Can •oil tell me if Paul Hayden is in he store?" she asked. The girl's tair and fingernails made her hink of. C.'ara. "lie's in conference," the girl aid importantly, adding, "Some it the big bugs are here from S'cw York." She passed a iiari'd ivcr her elaborate hair. "Do yon know if he'll be busy ong?" Ann asked. If .';]>c didn't hid Paul soon her kncc.i would case lo function. "The office is on Ihc balcony," lie Rivl lold her, "hut don't crash n. They're having a conference." A NN went up (o Hie balcony. A ^ x small oflice was empty. Slit- could hear vpices from over a half partition. She sat down to wait. It was good tc sit down, "You haven't been with us long but you've proved your efliciency," a man said clearly. "The man- agership of our Cedai Rapids slorc is open. Will you lake il? Yes or no." Ann almost jumped Iiom her chair as Paul's voice came over the partition. "The answer is definitely yes." There was a rumble of laughter. The first speaker said, "Sixty :i week anci the regular semi-annual raises. Satisfactory?" "Yes." "Can you leave Saturday?" J| "1 can leave at once. I have no home, no tics—" Ann though!, "Oh, yes you have. You're taking a wife to Cedar Rapids with you. Maybe you don't know il, but you are—you are." She got n lilUc hysterical in her thoughts. Cedar Rapids—it sounded nice—like paradise. Did they have little houses therewith gardens and front porches—? The door opened and three men filed mil. They glanced al Ann and went flown llie balcony stairs. She could sec Paul al the desk. He was stuffing papers into a brief case. Ann's eyes yearned over him. She went lo ihc door. "Hello, Paul." * * * TE swung around, dropping a handful of papers. His face went white. "Ann—" he said. "JVl.-iy I come in?" "Oh, yes—come in, Ann—come .n." Lights nickered tar back in jf his eyes. He held his mouth tight • is if he were afraid. Ann touched her gardenia. "I'm Tying le pick you up again, Paul." Me stared at her, his mouth li/eei- and light. She [lulled his ettcrs from her bag. "Clara gave these to me ycsfer- lay," she explained. "I—I came ight away. I heard what the men said—maybe all the little houses n Cedar Rapids aren't rented—" He put both hands on her slioiil- lers, holding her away, still only ialf believing. "Shall I say il, Pi^fY 1 ' she iskcd, her voice trcmbffcjf a lit- le. "I love you very, ver>much." His hands drew her close. His inns went around her. He kissed icr eyes and her cliin and her ips. The salesgirl who had di- eclcd Ann (o (he balcony crossed Itc outer oflice and stopped short. \nn and Paul did not know that he was Ihero. • • "Gee—" she said, and soflly < JL •loscd tlic door. ™ (The End) _RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE Why Do We Ear Less Today? 11V DON'Al.U A. I.A1U1I I'll.I),, Si-i.U. Author of "Mori; '/.tst for Life" When we sec some vorncious person in Action Lit ihc dinner la;le. it may be dilllcull, to believe .hat people iirc Ciilin;; lew lod;iy ilinii formerly, but that is exactly ivhat. has happened, 'M)e IM.U year (lie .-ivcraec pcr- >on consumed somewhere ttromid .Oil pounds fnod than the ivciiiue pei-son di<l back in 1900 iccordhis lo Dr. o. K. Baker of h" U. a. Uc]i:irtiiicn|. of II re. Tlierc arr three inlcrrsting rca- OIIN for nil:;. ,.;u:ii O r which shows ion- the U. s. has elianacd in some niliortnnl. WB.V.V. We eat lew because of c.lrctricity :nd gasoline. Kleetricily dors \ V ork n lactories and homes and fauns vhich used to make people develop iian-siOTd appelile;,. Gasoline po<v- .'r has taken llic place of foot- poiver in walking «tid of maii- liowci' in farming, and miitc naturally culs down Uic demands fo>- fend. Then, consider the effects of the larger proportions ol older people in our population. Older persons need less food than younger stom- achs. Today, for instance, we have around ten million more-people older Ihan .|f> than we did in 1!):!0; (his cuts i-on.slderably into llie pounds of fowl calcn by llic average person. m addition, we must blame the women folks, bless 'cm. Ever since HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Ihi' firs I World War. they have been .slrivini; lo have n slender, boyish figure. Most of the fair sex has been working al this, and many of Iheni have succeeded. Dr. Louis I. Dublin recently reported tlisil the average woman is today several pounds lighter than in previous decades, and their dielim; iniiKt. lie given credit for part of this. That is how electricity and K ; ( 5o- liiic, llic increasing older folks, and styles in women'.s figures have lowered food consumption and caused headaches for farmers and food processors. 'Die 100 pounds less food eateii a year docs not mean that people are Boing hniujrv and unfed, but simply tiiai. n lc 'y illc not as hungry as (licy used lo lie. i A growing boy. however, can still • cat the family out of house and Head Ccuricr News want. nils. CPU ll» 11 KU JUVICI INC. T. M. 115 U. I. MT. Oil "If this medicine does you nny i^ioci, let me know—wv back's Lceii killm' me, too!" Aimoniicemenls: '('he Courier News h»s been lur- nially tuilliarized to nhuoiincc Ihc following candidacies for office sub- icct to the action of the Ijeinoenilii; primary in August, MhsisMppi fniitity .linTRc ROLAND CifiEEN Sbcriff .-111,1 Colleclitr HAI,E JACKSON (!ounl.v Trcnsurrr "• I-. miUA'l ClAINl'-y it''oi' .Second Tcunl JACK FINLKY HOOIN.SON CiMinly and Probate Clerk 'f. W. POTTER '(•'ov Second 'rc'rtni Clrcuil C'onrl C'lcrU 'MARVEV MORKIS i For Second Term) Hmcscnlalivc d'or the seal now held by Woudvow Hull on) J. LEE I3EARDEN For post now held by Frank Williams PRANK WILLIAMS i For Second Tcirm 'I'or | now held by L. II. Anlivi r>. H. AUTRY 'l''or .Second Tcnin I-'IMNK D. UNDKRWt'OD W. \V. (HUUOY) WATSON (For Second Tcrmi The Courier News ha. 1 , tiopii Miorimd to announce (lie lollo i-.-iiididacic.s (or election a! the nlclpal Klecllnii.lobclicld Apr Municipal .Fudge DOYLE HENDERSON (For Second Term) GEORGE W. BARHAM City Clerk FRANK WIUTWORTH CHARLES SHORT JOllN FOSTER City Attorney ROY NELSON PfeRCV A, WRIGHT il 2.

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