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PAGE'.EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. - H. W. HAINES, Publisher 3. GRAHAM SODBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NOKRIS, Advertising Manager _BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER 2?EWS Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ss second 'class matter at the post- office at Blylh«vllle, Arkansas, under ncl of Congress, October 3, J917. Served by the Unllccl Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blylhevllle, I5c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for six months, 16c for three months; by mall In postal zones tivo to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Next: British-French Union t What must be done, is clone. 'Whatever the result of the European war, it now seems cerlain that Britain and France are being driven into a more or less permanent union. Not the military alliance of the World W:ir, or even of this war, but a permanent, union such thai the two will be for practical purposes one country. They would use one coinage and money. They would abolish customs barriers. Their organized labor and organized employer groups would federate. Transport and communk'uUon woultt be co-ordinated. B a c h would make compulsory in its schools the language of the other. Yet each would continue to administer its own domes; tic affairs as at present. . • Does this sound fantastic? Will no nation sacrifice anything of its own national sovereignty? 'Die answer is, it. will if it be necessary. . For practical purposes, IJriUim '!"<! France are on just about this basis today. Co-ordination of their war elt'ort has made it so. Even if they win the war, they may have to continue some such arrangement as a counterweight to the 80,000,000 Germans who now greatly outweigh either country taken ., alone. .Well, why not? Swib.erhum doc's pretty well as a federation of people speaking French, German, and Italian. .Language is no barrier. Bath Britain and France have vast colonial empires • • .••whose defense oven in future. ; ,peacel times might well be undertaken in*c:om- men. Peasant France and industrial England supplement 0110 another pretty well. The franc is pretty much a tail to the sterling dog anyway—why not merge botli into a now currency? The world today seems to he separating out into a few large units. True, the disappearance of Ethiopia, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Albania, and Poland as small independent nations was accomplished by force. •But that may none the less compel the British and French to do voluntarily and by agreement what Russia, tier- many, and Italy have been doing by conquest—create a larger unit w'.iich can function as an economically independent, unit. Perhaps then some part of Clarence Strcit's dream of "Union" might come true, and oilier countries be drawn to enter the French-British union. Would such a division of the world into a few great unions bring peace? Nobody knows. All we know i.s that the division of the world into small, antagonistic countries did nol. School System Isn't So Bad Whenever you gel to thinking what's wrong will) llic Anierii'un public .school system mid you wonder whether it will ever approximate the utopiun visions sol up by cducRliomil dreamers, think back a moment—back CO years, or 25 or even 15. Try to recall what the dreamers were talking about then as tho "per- j'cct" .scliij), and (hen Kiiiip back very suddenly to the prx-scnl. What have you? Why, the kind of perfection Hint WHS dreamed of half a century ago. Only it doesn't look like perfection now. It's still full of holcH, so the crit-* ics protest, and practically the whole pattern has to be> made over. That's Ihe trouble with iilopiji. !t keeps moving away. It's like your shadow when the sun is low at your back. Every time you dive for it and you've hit the .spot where- you last SHW i(, you dine-over it lias pulled ahead of . you iigain. The public school system isn't so bad. ll's been KOI'HK steadily alioad, (ii'cn i!' it- liH.sn't caug-lit up to its own shadow. Educators, who are often in the vanguard of the critical, rellecled on the advancement ol' public .schooling in the United States during recent years when they got together at the 70th annual convention of the American Association of School Administrators, affiliated with the American Education Association. They took a general inventory, and, while they conceded Unit there'is. still room for considerable improvement, the public school system hasn't as much to bu ashamed of as might bu gathered from periodical blasts of invective and i'aull-fmdinji;. Chiefly, educators have succeeded to a largo measure in removing much of the cold austerity of educating the very young. Schools are no longer dens of discipline, controlled by instilling fear into the yDiing-stors. They are informal club gatherings, based on general participation and co-operation. There's no reason to let down on the 'progress. This is no time to be resting on any lam-els. The classroom is a,, much better place, today than it wasi not so many years ago, but there is still plenty of room for expansion of ideas. liven If we never catch up with tito- pia, we don't need to admit it to ourselves. We can pretend that tho mil- Ionium is practically within sight. • SO THEY SAY V'or every country, the vilal space is whole world.— Pi-cutler Rcytinud of France. Ihc U. is now almost. Impossible for .parents In cities at alniojil any Income level to raise mow than Uo children.— 1-rcdcrlck Osliornc. anthropologist. £ * * The I'osl-Dispalcli will coulimii; . lioiu-Mly, fairly, and sincerely lo criticize the courts. — Josppit I'ntiter, publisher ol . Ihc St. Units I'osl-Dlsi'inlclt. on being luicd as two of his editors wen- jailed tor doing jn.it. that. t * * Tlic future of opera mid' ol great nnisic i.s in America.— Kciwm-d Johnson, general manager ol Ihc Metropolitan O|>w\ Co. * * * Everybody has n right ;o aspire to llic I'ITCI- clcncy.— Candidate James A. Farley. WEDNESDAY, APRiL 10, 1940 SIDE GLANCES by Giibr«fth 1*0 IT NO StKVKt.lNC. T. M. Mo. y. s ,.r c,,, "Will you tell Mother you ale all the fudge, so slie won't niame it on me and give me a lecture?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson T. M.RK. U.S. PAT. Off, JOHNIMV HAVE BEEN i-vji_MXlU3 THROUGHOUT THE WORLD • ••BUT THE WESTERN! u.s. SEE/WE. TO HAVE BEEN "MAIN HEADQUARTERS. 11 , BOSTON BEES, HIT HIS PIRST HOME RUN |M FIPTEEtM VEARS OP MAJOR. LEA&UE PLAY ON SEPT: 4, 039... THEN HIT ANOTHER THE < \ vIvHY DOES IT /TAKS LONGER TO RAISE A \ RL-AG. TO - - - - I THAN" V^Wrf- NEXT: The square of nnulc. Mind Your Manners OUT OUR WA VES,TAKE "THEM OPP OCCA.9lOMft.LLV WHEM VOU \VASH ,50 PEOPLE WON'T THINK VOU'RE WEARING GLASSES 1 CLEAN-T. CAM 5EE J-'V.Vvitt.w.tS, ','•10 Test your knowledge of i.wrrel social usiij-c by answering the following questions, then clu'i-king I aguinsl (lie nuUiorllntlvc answers below: 1. Is K correct, for n woman to MKII H letter "Miss Dorothy Smtur? 2. If Mrs. Frank Tii.vlor who was Miss Mary Kcnllng Is divorced ivhni name docs she use? :i. U hev husband dies is sliu called Mrs. Mary Taylor? •I. Docs a widow continue to vvca her wedding ring? 5. How docs nil unmarried ivo- in-.ui sign her name on a hole register? WliiU would you do if— ' You arc a man signing a hole register for yam-self ami yam wife- Hi) Write, -sn-. mid Mrs. Jamiv (I)) Wvilc. "Mr. James li. Madison suiil wire"-) Answers 1. No. "Dorothy Smith." 2. She becomes Mrs. Kcalilij, OUR BOARDING HOUSE with ~ Major. Hoople LITTLE CWTR.VPTIOM, J LOOK<f LIKE SHE HWJ ^ IT f ~~A MERE SPraWG WITH ,\ STR,M& ~^f PLESSV/ OF -SPEED AMD HEH IIEM/-«^VET THIS MfW BE THE If POWER, MAJOR' Mou/ . FORCE TIUVT TRANSFORMS LEAMOERFROM* ^ ABOUT CONTROL? H BRASH AMD BOISTEROUS BAMTAM IMTO AJ==( TALUS 8 MODEL BOY/~"~HMP/= i GLOW WITH « • SERIAL STORY K. 0. CAVALIER BY JERRY BRONDFIELD , NEA SERVICE, VIWTBHIMVt KMIt I. („ <nod niiin-, Klvti (he urn-Kir vmlll. He iJml(« (o Vul H,,, , h , wim |d,,.| i' «H had It the I'dula JtiNt (urj-rl lir in H »'Mr,pr,]i<TivoiMnn. Wlirn ,,' , 'i'."™ ."*'"' f"f"l"K m<K«'H "''• «."v«ll" kid. k»r, fi.it, Mm- fir lirtllitg folalat,. Oi>l>- ntler ir IIIIK ftrtrj 25 aitunaa d<>r» \niiK I»( kin, knutr ll.»t »n 'elm. '"' 1 "' "nulil k,,e dune li<! n 13 mlnule>. 11 Jul CHAPTER XI «JP I got a thousand bucks for each one I ate I wouldn't louch a one." Kddic Cavalier pushed the potatoes away from him distastefully. Viil grinned. "I'll have n double helping tonight," t snc said and Sieve Hansen roared. "I took a beating ill my second miatcur fight that I'll never for- Kol," Eddie said lo Mike Kelly, ''But Ihrit WHS mild compared to what I'm taking aboard this mud scow." Bui he .grinned ;is he said it. Val Douglas liked that grin. It was sincere, and boyish urn! she wondered why she'd never noticed It before. The sky was overcast mid there was a slighl mist in the air when they had finished eating and wont up on deek. "Pretty raw night," Captain Hansen observed. "I don't like Hie looks of Mils," he said thoughtfully. "And I've read every piece of printed mailer aboard ship," Eddie grumbled, "Including the seaman's manual and the calendar, from January lo December." Val laughed. And Ihen before she hardly knew what she was iinying: "I've got some checkers down in my cabin." "Swell," he said delightedly. "What arc we waiting for?" They left Steve Hanson standing (here. "Welt, I'll be ," Steve said softly, ;md reached for his pipe. "I wonder . . ." * * * AL curled her legs under her on the small divan and shook the little wooden discs from a box. "I'll take the black," she said. "Perfect'mulch for your heart," he observed. "And that's <-i concession, t didn't !hink you had any at all." She beat him the first game and Ihen he beat her three straight. "You can't even lirmke it interesting," he lamented. "Even when J pull my punches." "Oh, yon weren't trying?" "Practically playing blindfolded." She pushed the checkerboard aside. "What are your plans for the fuiure, Eddie?" The suddenness and earnestness of. her question surprised him for a long moment. He blinked a couple times and tumbled for an answer. "I gel it," he said slowly, mean- ingly. "Your story again, eh?" Sha felt a light flush creeping up her face. "Forget It. 'Mother gameV" "I'm sorry," he said, strangely contrite. "I'm sorry I said that. But . . . why did you want to know?" She looked at him levclly. "J am really interested. I've wondered why you took up lighting since the first time I saw you in the ring and spoke to you." "It's paid me well. It's the thing I can do 1 best. And it's honest work." "For the most' parl." she ad- milted. "1 intend to keep it that way," he said quietly. "Do you like lighting?" • "Why not? Oh, I'll admit it's no fun getting belted around and stopping a lot of leather with your fncc. But I don't stop ea much," he added significantly. She smiled slightly. "Yes, I know. You're a pretty slick article. Hflvcn't gat a mark on you. Not a semblance of a tin ear." He held up his hands. "Sec these? A long time ago I hoped they'd hold a surgeon's scalpel some day. But things don't always work oul." He leaned back against the cabin wall. "Dr. Edward Cavalier," he mused. "That sounds protly good, doesn't II? Or shall I say—would have sounded good? Funny, isn't il, how people can be denied the things that mean the most to them," was a (tinny feeling in- Side her as she waited for him to continue. She didn't dare titter a sound for fear it would break the spell. This was the Eddie Cavalier she hud never known . . . the Eddie Cavalier Ihc boxing world hat! never known, for that matter. "Two years of college was all J was able to-gel in. My father was killed in an aiito accident and I had (o drop out of school to keep things going for Mom. I'd been conference welterweight champion in college and when DiifTy Kelso came along with an offer to turn pro I jumped at il." He looked at her keenly. "Rim- pie, isn't it?" She nodded. "Simple enough. But what about the future? 1 suppose you'll sink your savings inlo a restaurant, just like Dempscy, Walker, Canzoneri and some of llhe others." 'Nope. Not me. When I retire Duffy and I are going into the sporting goods business. Do you know," he said earnsslly, "(hat Ihls ' country is Tecrealioii conscious? People (ire always out playing, whether it's tennis, golf, swimming, baseball or a hundred other games. I'd like that, and I Ihitik I could be happy m it." He straightened up suddenly. "Say, I've just about told l>ou everything but the story about Aunt Emma." "Something to look forward to." She cocked her head slightly and regarded him pensively. "You don't like me very much, do you?" She could almost feel Ills gray eyes boring into her. 'At times you're tolerable," lie confessed. "At other times I could slap you down without a bit o( remorse." "Grandma, what big words you use," she said mockingly. "That reminds me," he continued. "My biggest criticism is that you're loo clever. When women arc loo brainy Ihcy can be awfully unmanageable." 'Oh, you like the sknv-on-lhc- upbeat type, eh? Sweet and simple but not very likely to be your mental superior. Sorry I don't conform." "You've got me wrong again," lie told her. "I'm not looking for a type. In fact, I'm not even looking." "I wouldn't put it oft too long," she murmured. "Too many itten stumble around and finally fall over the first ghi in their path." He grinned. "What're you doing? Switching from sports lo advice to the love-lorn? It so, why waste it on me?" * * * 'TWERE was a pronounced roll under the Northern Belle, and she pitched worse than at any lime so far on the voyage. Oul- side the cabin door Val could hear the wind as it whistled across deck and whipped at the tarpaulin covers over the lifeboats. She had to close the glass porthole when wisps of spray swept into the cabin and settled on her clothes and bed. Val had difficulty falling asleep. Bill it wasn't the heavy weather which bothered her. She lay in her bunk and thought of (he boyish grin on Eddie Cavalier's face. . . . Recalled the look in his eyes when he held up his hands and talked of the surgeon's scalpel lie would never hold. Why was she thinking so much about if? She tried fo shake it off but it wasn't easy. It was four bells before she finally dropped off. ' ' .'•• '. (To Be Continued) Alphabet Does Strip-Tease-Froni A's to Z's too LoN^-LAjiLv-WE Follow tUs WAY OF stONE iuftEP ANd pEN SdHbE Ut us HAVE NEW FopMS-justifiEd 6v NEW tools to Mix witH our 91/idkENEd LIVES Next time the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, he'll be shy a tail on bis "k" and a- baton his "a' ! If the alphabet's strip- JJ.H!' yoc.s throiiyii. All Nelson. Klamnv.oo, Mich., commercial artist, has streamlined the alphabet. He has stripped letter forms of doo-dads to make tor simpler reading. lit llic somewhat surrealist result nil army pup toil becomes Hie Idler a; a drooping dandelion, b; a Communist, sickle, c; a Christmas-gift boofcciui, d; a broken wagon wheel, minus the ritn and live spokes, k; a loDypop, p. Rounded letters like a, I), c, d, c, o and p linve been squared oil or fitted ivith n bell in the back. "Bach letter," says Nelson, Taylor. 3. No. MLS. rrank Taylor. A widow keeps her husband's nnmu until she nraiTics ugnin. •1. Yes. 5. Miss Grace Manning. lirst "What Would You Do'' solution— (H). | Handel completed the writing of (the music tor his famous "Messiah" | in 24 days. ".should have a definite character impossible to confuse with other letters." Nelson's alphabet has -also been stripped of its capitals, commas and periods. Bold-faced letters hc- t'in sentences, and dashes are lo be the only form of punctuation. Tlic pronunciation remains uu- The first white child Horn in Ariv.oua is said lo have been boru on a raft ncai Yimia. Announcements: The Courier News has been formally authorial! lo announce the following candidacies for oflice subject to Ihe action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Count}- .!U(|BC ROMND GREEN Sheriff ami collc«lur HALE JACKSON County Treasurer H. U (BILLY)' dAlNBB >Por Second Terlii) JACK FINLBY ROBINSON County an,] rrobatc Clerk T w. POTTER 'Pur Second Term' Clrrull Court C>rk HARVEY MORRIS (for Second Term) . (For HIP scat, now hold by Woortrow Hultoii) • •'. L.EK IJEAUDEM l-'w IKKI now i lc !() i )v Frank Williams FRANK WILLIAMS 'For Second Term) <Kw |K)st now held by L. 11. Aulry) L. II. AUT RY n-'or Second Term) ' FltANK n. UNDERWOOD W. W. UiUDDY) WATSON (F'ar Second Term) HOLD EVERYTHING 8y Clyde Lewis "All, spriiij,', penile spring! And lo think, Homer, (hat 1 fnllcred nwity six good yours of my life practicing lawl"