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PAGE BLTOIBVILLE (ARK.)' COUIUEIt NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBUR.Y, Editor SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dailies, rue., New York, Chleaso. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the posl- ofttce at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier li\ the City of Blythevlllc, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By thnll, within n radlns of 50 miles, $3.00 I:T yenr, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by fnnll In postal zones two to six inclusive, {6.50 per year; In /ones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable Id advance. 365% Greed For sheer swinishness, it is hard In bent Die loan shm-h nickel. New York investigator:-; have liinietl up cases where small loans were made 16 yield as high ;is SGo'A. More Hum a half-million people, it was found by Attorney General John J. BeimcU, Jr., borrow $50,000,000 annually from loan sharks who gouge (heir helpless victims with usurious talons. The legally-controlled small loan business, the lio-opcralivc crcilil unfou loan business, fill a need, jind do it, at decent rates. But Ihc harpies who .seize on a man's misfortunes to strip and bleed him, place themselves outside the pale of civilized society, and should bo handled accordingly. * The Story of Democracy By liciidrik Wilh'in van Loon .,Deniocracy Still Ends in Dic- lalorshi|) Unless Closely Watched Chapter Twcnly-i-'oiir In Ihc Olrt Worltl, (he political dcvcloiimcnt, painstakingly following t|,c Platonic schedule, passed through the complclb cyelp of cvpnl.s which that old Athenian phliosbiihe-r had Di'C- dlcled 2500 years before. In one of (he most glorious outbursts of human decency, the tost jjnrt, of (he nations sincerely and honestly endeavored to briiii; iibbiil those reforms ivhich would have producc-d a much more cquitahle reshuffling of [lie nollticnl ami economic cards. Hut havhiB stared Ihcin- selvcs Mint! on n thcoictical "iimulcind." these poor professors found themselves ivlth iio knowledge of "man." Others, who knew "man'' very well and who cared naught for "mankind," found it rldtcn- loiislj- easy 16 destroy this small group of \vcll- ihcarilng ehlhusinsts. These others then established n democratic reign of lerror which lor sheer violence and sadistic cruelly remained unsurpassed tin III Comrade Slnlin appeared upon ihe scene. In (heir despair mid lacing complete oxloi- miiiTilian, the more rcnsbhnblc I'leincnts of society finally banded together lo put nn end to this, intolerable stale of altairs. Eagerly and ivillltigly, they acccjitcd a titctntor. This dictator, N.ipolcon by name, stalled his career selling the ideals of Liberty. Fraternity nnd Equality to the people of Europe. He ended it as their slave-driver and made himself MI generally obnoxious lhat his colleagues, (he olh- cr European potentates, feared for (heir own safety nud weir obliged lo make commun cause- to rid the world of this usurper. No sooner had they relocated Ihe /emperor lo SI. Helena Ihan they died (heir best lo follow his example. Each one, wllliin his own bailiwick, set himself up as a little miniature Napoleon. i\ll of them together succeeded in ihakine their rule so profoundly distasteful to their subjects that those subjects ivcrc now beginning to iirny for a return of the comparatively happier days of Ihe revoluiloii. The Spanish colonies in South America, having for a short lime enjoyed a moderate degree of liberty (while llic English were masters ol (lie sea antl prevented Spanish sliiiw from leaving |X>rt), were the firsl to rebel. They declared Ihcmselves independent and established a number of republics. In spite of their hlgh-soimding constitutions, mostly after (he French pattern, few of those OUT OUR WAY republics have ever shown any dcnicorallc tendencies. When they did so, It wos u son ol democracy closely resembling a dictatorship ol the proletariat. in Europe, the worst governed stnlc.'i were lh c ilrst to try return to some form of sclf-uovcin- mcnl. In rapid succession, Greece. Portugal, Simin, Poland and Italy tried to throw oil llic yoke of Uiosc foreign dynasties who returned to power during Uic days of the" sre.it anil-Na- poleonic reliction. In Italy they were successful, Imt H took the greater pail or a century to get rid of the tyranny of Ihe ilfipsbiiigs. In Greece, Independence was Achieved, oul it proved the prologue to an endless succession of political rivalries and assassinations. In Poland, the movement was suppressed in the usual Russian fashion by hanging all honest patriots. Jn Spain and Portugal, the .same, In Trance, llic bunkers, 15 yenrs after Nnpo- kbn's downfall. bruiiijlU about a revolution which drove the last of the Incorrigible Bourbons from (he country mid bestowed the crown upon a .survivor of (he revolution—prince of the house of Orleans, wlio was thereupon acclaimed as Ixnil.s Philippe. King of the French, "by the will ol the people," All that happened in or before the year IB30, but Ihc explosion wits not serious enough to cause a universal change. The veniillonaiifs continued to suppress all at- lompls at liberty with unparalleled lorce and lack of imagination until the outbreak of 1848, which for (i moment seemed to menace every llnone in cvtry part of fllie world, 13m no sooner were the iicw popular lenders in jiower than It was the same story all over again. Under the new democratic masters there Was a complete absence of authority. Hundreds or eager patriots claimed that they, iiml they alone, could bring salvation lo the long-MifTcrliM masses. i'imilly tlicse wcll-mciinlng, but unrealistic friends of the common people mired the chariot of democracy so thoroughly Uml there was no other way cut but lo surrender the goi'enimenl once more to the old forces of monarchy. roi'Uinatcly, this time n few of these rules proved to be of sufficient intelligence to bring nbout some of the Inevitable reforms and Improvements. it was bettor lo compromise just a little limn run the risk of losing everything. After the middle of the last century, every cill7.cn, he he ridi ns Croesus or poor as Job. could lake n direct port In the govcrmiK'nl by iueiins of the ballot box. Calne the Great Wnr, and In the wake of Mils t'alnmity a world-wide spread of what this limit seemed lo be a true und lasting form of popular government. The fight seemed to have been won. mil today, only 20 years utter Versailles, nearly every one of these democracies, started among such high hopes, has passed out of existence. In the smaller neutral countries of Europe; popular government, .survives. H Is it slnmge mixture of socialism and devotion lo some particular royal family. Everywhere else, dbmociac.y lias perished. II. passed out of Ihc picture through its own inherent weakness, a deliberate cult of mediocrity, an absolute unwillingness to face impleiisiuu facls, an exaggerated devotion to materiiil interests, an almost mythical belief in the efficacy of the spoken word and the unwillingness of the leaders lo h;)ve Ihc courage of their own convictions. That is where the mutter stands luilay. All ewer Europe (he last strong-holds of popular sell- Boveriiiitcnt arc ticlng threatened r-llli extinctun by their powerful neighbors who have stiUmll- led lo llic will of a dictator. As for Ihose who survive (ourselves included), they .seem absolutely unable to save cilhei their friends or themselves: They waste their lime in tnlk. They pour out words, words and more words. But they do not rni.sc a linger to .sustain lhat cause In which they pretend to believe with such glorious fervor whenever they get together and lieal each oilier lo some line oratory. For aids, none of their leaders seems as yd lo have learned Dial democracy, being ||i c most dtlnaill mid complicated form of government ever dcvjscd by human ingenuity, fun only be maintained by constant watchfulness on tin: purl of all of the clliKCiis and by « most careful jscriiliny and selection of those ivhom they wish lo recognluc as Ihcli leaders. Wllhc.ul llial unselfish devotion to the interest of llir community at large, all democracies arc bound to end tn « dictatorship, That is Ihc great, let-son which the history of the lust • TOOO years loaches us, beyond the ve.slkT of a iloubl. This is not a cheerful conclusion, but don't blame me. I don't make history. I only write iiboul i(. I'm nu judge of singing, but 1 like Ihcse bai- ucr shop (inarlct.s. They're a national institution.—Al Smith. The National Labor Relations act should be amended to Imvc Ihc Uepavlmenl of Juslicc carry oil the Investigation work and the prosecution of complnints aiul the board should merely pass judgment on Ihc facts presented lo U. —Elliott Roosevelt, .so,, 0 [ |i, c p rc .suiciil. SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1940 SIDE GLANCES by Gajbralth "George, I wish you'd pick some hobby I could share willi , you comfortably!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson /\HEALTHV HUMAN CArxJ EXERT A PRESSURE OF ABOUT ^>OO POUNDS WITH HIS ANSWER: Annuals lasl only one .vcnr, perennials last more. Ihan Iwn years, and biennials last only two years . . . producing leaves the lirsl year, fruit ;md seed Ihc second. ,, NKXT: Is your vision 100 per cent? Faster Healing Of War Wounds Believed Near LONDON (Ul't — A siihslam-f which may enable \ V ;ir ununds lo heal more [|uh:kly I:; the Mibjc-t of cxperimenLs being rondnctrd at the Straiitscway.s liescaivli Laboratory. Cambridge. It. Is ciillril ruiculan, ami i( s dis- 1 covcrcr. Or. Albert Fishr-r. i:, <!i: rector of the Cuvlsbcvg liiolo^tciil Institute n[ CopcnhiiKen. I''or some yeiirs there Ims \tm t kiKnvlecl!;e of a K'owtli piomotinj; siikiilaiurr obtainable from in-day- old chick; embryo. Its instability au;l the techniiT.I dillicidlira in rxtntctini; it have tteen obsUicles Id its use in Miryery, but it would r.reui Ihnt Dr. Fisher lias discovered a menus ot pfodiK'in^ the Mib- slancc ;i.s a clean, stable powdrr which can be absorbed in kaolin. II. is suggested thai (he HM? of this h;t.s ,shou - n t-nsc.s where wounds have healed in one-third ol I lie usual lime, tl may lo some extent vriilnce skin-iuatting. '• SERIAL STORY K. 0. CAVALIER BY JORRY BRONDFIELD II YUSTlvllllAV: C'n i sen •L-li- Illlf.S Vlll Slrve nliunril Mil- Xortln-ra 11,-llf. Vnl 1* «lil|iJilJi« on licr um-l.-'ii rr,-l K l,Irr 10 JI.I.I nlmoKiifK-ro for » n,. w iioivl. Ih.iiM-.i rviMi-iMli.-r, |,<.r as fl lilllif Klrl, tn fini:i/ctl (u llnj lirr 11 liMllllKiil yuilliB u-llinnii. Sli,- IHlii him (it hi'r lend ullli Kddlr 'l\. (I." Ciivullrr, (i \iruniMiiK HBliKT. Vnl IriHlhf, (Lai Cnviillfr'n Illilil In .Snti |-nm,-lh.-o hiiil nodi- liii? lo Jo wllli her vnrallou irlji. CHAPTER II gTEVE IIANSEN laughed. "I ain't hinting you followed him out here, you little devil. I was just mukine mention of flic fact dial he was hero. We'll ho getting back from Prince fiuppcrl to sec him fiKhl, though, if you're interested." "Not interested. No busman's holiday for me. I'm vacationing, you know." "What about that book you're writing?" "Oh, thai? I'm just going to soak up loads and loads of nlmos- lihcre. I'll do the acliml wilting later- on. Which reminds me . . . it's been years and years since I've been aboard the 'Belle. 1 Don't you think you'd better take me on a little low o£ inspection and introduce me to the crew?" "Okay, Matey, let's sliove oft. Don't suppose you've gone lo sea much since you left Frisco." "You're wrong there, Captain Hansen. I've spent my last four summer vacations sailing and yachting up around Maine. I'm not the landlubber you think I am." lie rubbed his chin. "Bclcha my spare peg Jcg you. had a lot of classy, blue-blood shipmates up] that way, (hough. The hands aboard the 'Northern Belle' have a clift'crenf, cut to their jib, as 1 you'll prob'ly find out. Rough, lough, cussin', sea-farin' men. Think yon can handle th' situation?" he inquired humorously. She slopped .short, feet spread and hands on hips. "I can handle any situation, anytime, Steve Hanson, and don't you think differently for OIK; minute." lie looked at her and mentally agreed. t £ * ClIK bubbled on excitedly ns they made Ihe rounds. Finally in a more serious vein: "What's going ui> tiiis lri|>, Slci'ie, and wluit'r.j we bringing back?" A slight frown (lilted 'over his face. "Except for some- pretty valuable mining machinery, we're going up rather light." "Mining machinery?" she echoed. "Consigned to whom?" "Outfit called llalliday Resources. They control more mines and lumber than is good for one company to have. They need this machinery in a big hurry. On th' trip back we're going lo load up with a hold full of spruce and fir. They've just about promised your Uncle Hank that they'll give him ;i year's contract on all their shipping if they like our service." • "Swell! Great! It's in the bng, Sieve." "Hope so, honey. Your uncle needs that contract. ICil help us rocomlilion ;> couple of the older ships in the line. If we don't got 'cm in shape soon we're liable to have trouble- with the Rov'menl." "But Steve, there's no reason why we can't give 'cm as good service as they can get on the roast. Or is there?" she asked slowly, noticing the look on 1m fucc. IlluslraleJ by Art "I can handle any situation, anytime, Steve Hansen, and don't you forget it." . . . He looked at her and mentally agreed. " "~ 'No—there isn't. It's just thai this is so goldavncd imporlnnt and so much can liappnn before we get Lo Prince Itupcrl uixl back again Wo—we've been luwin 1 ;i Jot of tough luck lately." 'What kind ot tough luck, Sieve?" "Oh, notliin' thai you ought to bo worryin' about. You just think o' luu-in' ;i good lime nnrt enjoyin' yourself for the next couple weeks. Although, frankly, I can't see how n gal like you is going to have much fun on a dirty old tub like this. There won't be any [iincy salads at mess, nn' you won't have any perfumed bath .•••alls. You'll have a salt bath, in- slcad." She was incliffnanl. "Capluin ihinsen, I'm surprised at you. In the first place I'm not going to lei you call the 'Northern Belle' a U;)), and it isn't ctirly, cither. You know darned well it's spotless from stem lo slern and—nlul inside oul, or whatever it is they ill a ship from top to bolloin." He chuckled heartily and put n huge arm around her waist. "Speaking of salads, you've seen just about everything but the gat- Icy. C'mon, you've got to meet Wong Lee." "Steve, I've been thinking," she said sloivly a.s they crossed the aflcrdcck. "In view of Ihc fact lhat this voyage is a litllc more important Ihan the others let's forgot about me being (irst male. It ... well, it was just sort of ;i gag, anyway, and. I'd just be in 11 ip way. Tell you what—I'll .sign err as purser and give you a hand wifji business affairs." tHcrc I had Barney MiicGrcffor all fmoothcd over for nothing.. . , And.yon up and resign before we even ..sail." "Inridenlally, Stcvio, when do we 1 if I-anchor?" "Two''-hells, prompl, Thai's 9 o'clock to you. loaded now." They entered (he galley and / THW1 < <* "WE MILLIONS \ AWK, I J3y J. It. WiJii.ms QUK BOARDING llbusii"~"vnh~M.ajor Hoodie THAYS FINE,' NOW TURM HE CAM'T--HE 1HIMKTH AME AS US'" LIKE 1HE T\W OUVS >«erd CUt OF "THIS DAWK ^ E SPLEWDOe, SoctALFpsmoM, EASE, -TRAyEL, AMP GIVE US A LITTLE TALK OU THEM BEEW TO HEAVEM' AW'THESECOUDSEI, " THIS IS THE FURTHEST I'VE EVER BEEM i^*fi\'. vfa;' •' i« r xi'-* v ^ l*^S-.i3?,6-kN THE THIMKGRS f\MD V^^R-ST •'; JUST'A- OVERLOOK. MY BLUNT- \ : , I FO.LA YOU, LV*XE BULGY/ MESS IF I ATTEMPT TO COMMEV A ' '4 B'VAJLIM' ME OUT FOR PUMCUiM' y HINT TO NOD TUW WE ftRE PRWlLEetD) PiAVKS AKOUMO.' — VJtrLL' I'M TO LIME IN \\SHW 1& PURPORTED TO BS |> TO 85 WORLD'S CHAMPE6.M AM' I'M ) A STATE OP ClMlUZfXTlOM.' —EGAD/ < ( Jusr RnMSARSiM 1 —LOOK ' ISTtJiS '} RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS ) I Ho\\) BOB FlTZSl,»MO\iS STOOD? ] ) IS THE VERV TOUCHSTONE OF-CIVIL. * - ~- '•* (UBERTY-^TX>S'CL) FOLLC\M ME '? " ® We're just about Lold him we like it. Thai was our nistake. Now we get it every night." "Claplaiii Hanson tell me you come, Missy. He make- me bluy new cookbook lo make fancy once in while. Yes?" He grinned slitl wider and Val had a faint suspi- •ion (hat she was being Ihe recipient of n genllc jibe. A look at Hansen's face convinced her. "Thanks, Wong," she said, "but we won't be any fancier the next l« r o weeks Ihan wo nave been. But if yon DO want a good Butch Apple pie. some lime, just let me know, and I'll show you how it's done." "Me call." • ' * * * TT was shortly before dinner Hint I ' Val, hearing a commotion outside her cabin, opened the door lo hear Hansen swearing softly. "What's up. Steve?" she asked quickly. "Plenty," he snapped. "Three ot Ihe crew jumped ship. "We were shorl-handccl as it was, loo. Can't sail (anight Avilhoul replacements and we can't sign on anyone until morning." "But Steve, we've got to sail tonight. We can't afford to wait until morning and you know it. What—what'U we do, Steve?" "In th' old day?," he growled, "we'd shanghai 'cm. But these aiu'l th' old days. They make llic laws stick today." Her eyes glistened. "Sieve let's!" "Let's what?" "Shanghai 'cm! Oh, don't be a fussy old soflie. You'll probably , be doing three loafers a big favor, anyway. Make men of 'cm." "Hey . . . hey! Wait a niimilc," he said hastily, noticing her expression. "You can't do that anymore. That's . . . llml's piracy. They'd hang us from (lie yardarm!" "Oh, Sieve . . . c'mon. Just for me. Don'l you wanl me to have, some fun?'' Hansen beckoned to H grinning He looked at her again. And Oriental. "Val, Ihis is -Wong I.ee. Ilicn rame'lho idea. "Okyy, Matey. He puls mil the licsl mulligan I Il's your party." slew on the .coast. Trouble is, v/c i (To Be.Continued) ® RSGHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE D o s I'Anviso al lirdtinn- Help Slccj)?. l!y IIUNAI.I) ,\. I Alllll i-ii.i).. sci.n. Aitllivr nf "liii'i-riistiy; I'lTMinal Theie a;-;- nhoiil livr inillinn IJIT- sons in ihe u. H. who will IH-VC (litlinilly soin:: to j-lrcp tciui-;hl. Soinrwhcic around 10 (XT cent oi thc.^e will bo somewhat apiirrhrti- ^ivr about this apparent.- Irotifilt 1 -- artl usually their nppujiension is (;roiinille.ss. A favorite lioiur- veim-/iy to hel;> [ no (o sleep i.s in l.-ik" a tivisl; ivalk j i-'.- ;--mnv enenjfli,; :.-i!in.':-up r.\cr- 'Uir- notion v.-liirli !-;id-> f> ever-j ei-":- i.t) t>rer.avo lor br-t'f'- :,lrpi) i., lluit tiie \\orkotit uili m.M:e i^oplc :-o fired iliry nil! slrep like a puppy vvliUli l-,as phji-r! li.-;rlf oul. i-otinlii. Oeiuiinr' phv:.ical l,ili-<urj! often l;i-e])s iicoiiii' i'\v,i!:n. re.sultin", ] ' In inii-Mjiai- t«!.-ci>r'.s nther i!:;r>i ! tela:-:;Uii;ii. The toon^amij-lo-ljfd cxcrci-scs may make one ividcr awnke than not Liking them. In addition, what usually keeps people from going to sleep promptly on going to IXYI are thoughts. IhiceriiiR excitement, eve;: v:orry ii'ioii! nn: uninu lo sleep. PlivsifnL fcvivisr will not eluinsc Uie^c con- tiiliotis. 'iiic tt-il ]>rci>iirntl(>i) for a n: : 2i:t ol ';«ini ;,i(cii IK lo calm down nien- | tally. l«eb\;ilion I'or a hiill-lunu 1 ] he fore s«ii ; B lo l)«l will nicoiiMjjc i Dscitin^ ic;idin^, stitnulatini; va- sailon and parli?.-, arc iiiiluriil cue- TmiL- in some lullaby music on the radio instead. NKXT: why Dmi'l Murr Al.iiTicd Slcn (lo Ci-.i/y? New Detroit Police Head Keeps on Lucky Side I»P-: Of S'.l-r-p, 'I l^y pm |), r m^H.ll iieliirc in hith ue.ir while it should h-'i in Inv, iietir lo yet in Ihe proper fi'.i.'n- o! mind for K'jini; to slr-rp Tli" s?nif ^vnrks \viih (-'nil i 1 .'; \>. fih. pdtiHs. A h'-dtin-r romp is much enjoyed by the youngsters i but it is nol good for liicir .sleep. | By all means, have the riotous | romp with them, but time tl so there will be a half hour for them to calm down before going lo bed. The old-time lullabies were helpful lor sleep since they had rah»i;;g poivrrs. So, don't lake DiiU • workout. Wi-Uctroil. has :>.« neiv pnlicc coinmisnoncr who be-'" lirvr.s in doing Ihlngs Hie right way. Aside from his drive on corruption in the ranks of his own o'rpnrimcnt nnd a campaign lo diii'e cambling interests from the eil.v. Frank D. Eainun found (imc to make a peit-ona! tour of police Malions anil have horseshoes liuir^ above doors with prongs down, rc- a.-ijiislcd ;.« the Ittck woiildn'l run oul. Katiwii insisted thai, tl-.e onlv i-orrre.1 wiiy 10 Iwii2 a horscshO" is with (lie pronss up nnd Ihc only •'.fly to rid a city of its sore spots is to keep polur door stations ssbove which those hor.scshr>is hang, wklc open lor iiu-omim; tiainc. Sipimrt W=ves Check ShrIN PARIS i UP)— ..Sound-wore detectors arc bclni; used by ihe French .irlillery to check the accuracy ot their (ho on distant German posi-1 tlons. So effective lias the syslcnF proved lhat. Runners now know lo within a few yards the degree ol accuracy of Iht'lr shelling, It, b bald. Read CC'iirler Netw want ads.

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