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April 20, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVJLLE (ARK,)' COUWEH NEWS THE BLYTHEVILtE COURIER NEWS , 4 V THK COTO0S NEWS CO, H. W. RAINES, publisher J. QBABAM SUDBUBY, Zdltor 6AWJSL F. NORMS, Advertising UtMgtr 8ple Nation*! Advertising Rep««ent»tive8: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, D«- trcit,: Oklahoma City, Memphis. PubUthed Every Afternoon Except Sunday filtered a* Mcoad class mailer at the post- Office at BlyttMvllle, Arkansas, under act of Coa- irtu, October «, 1817. Served by the Wilted Press •' ' . ' SUBSCRIPTION RATIOS By carrier in the City of Biytlievllle, ISc per week, or 8So p«r month. By'mallr within a radius of 60 miles, W.flO per yeir, $1.60 Jar six monthi, 75o for thre* inonttij; by mull in postal zones two to six Inclusive, *S.50 per y»ar; In zones seven and eight, J10.00 per year, payable in advanc*. Now Is the Time to Ask 'Why' The most jmiwtnut won! for this country today is "Why?" /A lot of broad general assertions ft 1 ' 0 goj))g (,))e rounds, aiid Uicsc is a dangerous tendency to iicccpt tljcm at dice value. Hillcr, in liis invulunWo traitise in ''Mein Knmpf" on how to mnniiuiUitc the mob, makes it clear that Uiu main thing is repetition. No mutter how ri- dipuloiis a thing is, he maintains, if you repent it oftcij enough—-and loudly enoughs-people begin to Ijelieve it, . Tliat is the danger in some of Hie things you begin to hear repealed days. What's needed is a lot of people who will step up every time one of these assertions is made and ash "Why?" And demand very specific answers, Here are a J'c\v to practice on: "If it goes badly with the allies in Europe, the United Status must inevitably be drawn into the war..," Why? If Holland is invaded and the Japanese grab the Dutch East Indies, the United States must send its fleet over 9000 miles to prevent it. Why? Guam, 9200 miles away, should be strongly forUlicrt. Why? (Be very specific. No generalities about "interests." What interestsV) Though the money borrowed by Ru- rope during the last war.was never re- 'paid, we ought, when cash runs out, to advance money (his time so the/ can- buy American farm products. It is different this, time. Why? The United States has to go on buying all the gold and silver offered by anybody at prices far above its market worth. Why? . Gerjnany has invaded one neutral country after another. The United States is neutral. Therefore I'm sure it is only a question of time until it is our turn: '*''" Why? ., The United Slates is shirking a plain international duly if it refuses to throw its army and navy into the European war. Why? You may not he popular if you. become one of the (jucstion-askcrs. Yon mny get a few apopleclie answers like "Wliy, you poor dumb —-, it's obvious!" And so on, with the original Statement repeated. Uu( by that time you'll begin to get inlc-re'sted in the answers. And you'll be doing your country a SATURDAY, APRlli 20, WO service, for ncvior.before'was it KO important to have plenty of people demanding to know "Why?" Destruction Has Begun Often you hear' the thoughtless words: "Wail until the war gets really going, think ot the destruction!" But the destruction has already begun. Kvcry .time you read a Headline saying Unit a bomber has been shot down, it means that a ?150,000 ship, product of the finest ingenuity and materials, has become junk. Jt menus (lenl)i or removal ft'om action of u pilot it cost $30,000 to Iraiii^' All these material losses, outside the priceless lives, mean the skill and labor of men gone for nothing. Instead of going to servo men and inako their Jives easier, this skill and labor has gone to drag them down, lower their standard of living. That is the effect of all the destruction of war, and already it has gone a lung way in Europe, with the end not in sight. OUT OUR WAY hi thto column * oU*r iww4»pen doc* act nimiiiitiljr mean •ndonenMDt but te *o teknowledciMot «r »• t«TMt ta the ' Democrats, Republicans, and Our Stale Eleclion Machinery The uroiKisal (lint 1ms been put Convurd to cliaiiue (lie present mnkoup of the stale and county uoni'ds of Election Commlsslouers llirougli an initialed act. should bu considered on ils merils. The Iivct tluit it oi-lginiilcs with Ihu minority piuly slioiikl not prejudice those adherents of the Democratic parts' in whose concern \vlth politics und elections is only (o ninkc them Instr'inncnU of yood government. Under the present law a soravinembcr (and in practice entirely Dcmlmvtlc) stale Election Board comprising the constitutional stale oiH- clnls appoints nil the members of ihc county Election Boards. The initiating potitloii drafted by members ol the Rcimbllcnn State Committee contemplates a state board composed of the Republican and Democratic stale chairmen nnd the secretary ol state, and county boards comnoscd in. each In- slaucc of the Republican nnd Democratic county dinh'tncji and a llilrd incintor mimed by 'the .shilo board. . ' t „ f v " The Gazette for Its pail .sees nodiiii;; uili'cii- ROiiahlc In llio desire of Arkansas RcpubllCHns as members of one of the nation's two 'major parlies for assured rcprpscn'tnlloii on Mie boards thvough which the precinct jtlilses imd clerks lor gencrn) elections are chosen. Whctlicr, in l)racllcc, the nii'aiigcinetH they projiose would give lljoin any more effective representation than they now possess is. \\ question that only experience could determine. If inllt'nlmg petitions are filed, there, will bo plenty of time for popular opinion lo sliujio itself befovc Iho people vote in November, and discussion of (lie measure's provisions in detail would be premature at, present. Perhaps Chairman Oslo Cobb of the Republican State Committee lilacs in loo much territory when he recommends the measure .as the finest ever offered "to strike n blow at fraud in elections" in Ar- l;ai)sns by innklng each of the major parlies "a watchdog against Ihc other." Democrat. 1 ; might- IMOtcsl Unit n.s regards niosl t'oiinties elections in Arkansas arc u;. cjcun as clectlops arc anywhere. Cut if Mr. 'Cobb meant to confine his reference lo (he- couinnnitivcly few "maclitnu counties," Ihut is a different mailer. Tlial there are such comities everybody at all famtl- lav with politics \vill concede. ]f partisan poll- tics can be used to crump machine politics, that will be >ill lo the good. I'aftisun politics arc u wholesome and necessary part of democratic eovcrniuonl. Machine politics arc a <leuii\l ol democratic government. —Arkansas Onv.cllc. SIDE GLANCES by Giftnftfc "When \vc first cmuc down lliis lane we liail In play IiQoky from school, then from our wives and work—bill now nobody cares." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson T. M. SEC. US, PAT.OFf <JNJTI!_ IO4O, THE NIAVAJO IMDI/VN-S, TRIBE THE U. S., HAVE HAD NO NOW, APFBR. AHJCH STUDX ONE HAS BEEM FOR. THE/W N.\TIOtN)Al_ OF CA/VA/OT /=vy. COFP. 1140BV HE* • SERIAL STORY K. 0. CAVALIER BY JERRY BRONDFIELD COPVFUOHT, 1040. HE* SERVICE, WC. VMSTKHHAYi Th<- mlnliiK ni«- 1 fhlnrry | ( tif!lvcr*il »!iffl>-. Kilille ' lind 1'np ili-i'lde to Jo xome roud ivork and Vnl h.UMi oil tlrlvliii; «iloiiK ivllh (briu. She iluii» <lif!r I'ru'c too klotv, jforH «m nlii>:iil, A tlr« BUCK Hal. Vnl ivnlu for y.tltllt: to eliHHK* It, rind lit iitw/.fd vlirli tie IvaVeK li«r hlttlur In'klde the; toad. CHAPTER XX VAT, gasped as Ihcy continued on their way. Then rage swept over her and she stamped her loot helplessly. "You-^you wretch!" she cried, , but iliey didn't even (urn around. Vnl watched them until they were out of sight around a curve und (hen sat down on the running board. She wondered if she could change the tire herself. She got ovit the jack, jiggered with it experimentally and then decided she couldn't do it. AH she could do was sit there until someone, came along. And that might not bo for quite n while. She remembered there had been n farmhouse a couple of miles hack. Maybe she could gel help (here. Val started out. POP GRIM EH gunning widely. "She'll be raving blue streak. Wlial made you do that, anyhow?" "Sudden impulse, I guess. And anyway, I've owed her one like that." Eddie chuckled. "Did you gel the look on her face when we left her standing there?" Val was still a good quarter of a mile from the farmhouse when it started to rain. Just a few drops ol first, nnd she looked up into the sky. The sun was completely gone. She quickened her pace, but two minutes later the clpuds really opened up. By the lime she reached In x\ouse she was drenched. A kindly, gray-haired woman let her in and Val explained her predicament. It was an hour later before the woman sent her son, a pleasant 16-year-old lad, back with Val. Her hair was still soggy, her shoes heavy with damp mud. Altogether she felt so miserable she could have cried. She gave the farm lad a <loll;n when he had changed the tire and then she started back to Prince Rupert. Val returned the car to the garage, made a couple of purchases in n drug store nnd took a cab back to tiie Northern Belle. II was a bedraggled and steaming Val Douglas who marched up the gangplank. Steve Ilnnscn noticed her and followed her to,her cabin. "What happened, Skipper—bump into little rain?" She slipped out of her coat. 'That isn't the half of it, Steve. Oooh, wail'll againl" my turn comes She told, him what had hap- lened. Steve Hansen spraddled a chair and grinned up at her. "Honey, where's your sense of iiumor?" "Sense of humor!" she alnjost screeched. "Do you see anything tunny in that?" He nodded gravely. "I do," he said. "Look, Vul, don't you know ic's just been itehin' to pull a fast one of some kind on you?" Steve palled her on the back. 'Better get into some dry clothes . . and see it you can svork up n smile of some sort by the time they gel back." She looked at herself in the mirror when Hansen had left, and iier fuce slowly broke into a grin. "You're right, Slevie," she said softly to herself. "I think I'll shock Mr. Cavalier with my sweet nuturc when he returns." She changed back into slacks and moccasins and rejoined Jlan- sca on deck. "We're taking on about three tons of salmon," he lold her, nodding to the crates which were being swung aboard the ship. "Rest of the hold will be filled with llalliday lumber. We ought to be able to up anchor sometime tomorrow morning." "The fight's next Thursday, you know," she reminded him. "That gives us five good days to get buck to Frisco." "We'll clo it in four," he promised. « * • JTDD1K and Pop got back just in lime to take a shower and rubdown | before evening mess. Pop's fjce was beet-red and he svas breathing heavily. Eddie's face was covered with perspiration. They had jogged all the way through town instead ot taking a cab down to tbe waterfront. Muscles gel slid and sore when Ihcy cool olV loo suddenly and Pop wasn't faking any chances. Eddie shaved und got into some fresh clothes. Val flashed him a big smile. "And where were you when the rains came?" she inquired sweetly. "High and dry in a barn dow the road," he replied easily. "But rumor has it you weren't so fortunate. Too bad." He made sympathetic, clicking noise with his tongue. "1 can sec you're breaking down with grief. Y'know, you're out lucky guy thai I have a sense of humor. I was all set to pul. the curse of the Clan Douglas on you but [ remembered," she; -said gravely. "X remembered it' wouldn't do for you to fool around ,vith jacks and tires and stun". Might smash a finger or tear n igament by accident, and then where would yon be." Tie glanced sideways at her and decided ho didn't like the way she was offering his excuses or framing his own alibis for him. Nope, 10 didn't like the way she was iakjng it. "By the \vay," she continued. "How'd you feel this afternoon? How far did you run? How's your wind and all that sort of thing: I might as well file a couple of hundred words on your first land "Oh, fine. Swell. Tip-lop. Want any more adjectives or will those do?" "They'll do," she nuivnuired. 'Anyway, I get the general impression. You'll murder the bum t —unquote." '•" * * * 7~)USK was settling over the waterfront when a silver- winged monoplane! droned oul of llio south. Steve Hansen, putting meditatively on Ms pipe, watched it come. "Don't see many of those things up this way," lie observed. Eddie, squinting at the shjp closely, saw it slant, down toward the bay. "Hey, it's a seaplane and il's selling right down there in the harbor." "Nothin' lo gel excited about, I don't suppose." "Seaplanes don't set down at Prince Rupert every day, you know." "Mebbc he lost his way." It was Duffy Kelso, wandering off into town by himself, who discovered dial the occupants of the plane hadn't lost their way. Duffy was addressing a picture postcard in tiie hotel lobby when someone/ skipped him on the back. "Hi, Duffy!" II was a robust, enthusiastic snyl ot slap and Duffy almost caved, lie whirled around. His eyes popped. "Kenny Bradley! Hey—who— what lit' ..." Ken Bradley, boxing writer (or the San Francisco Express, griunexl widely as he introduced the mail with him. "Duffy, meet Bob Monroe of the Post. lie and I have a slight bit of business to talk over with you —where no one will see us," he added. Duffy frowned. "Sure . . . sure, I know where there's a little, place. But what brings you guys here?" "A damo by the name o£ Val Douglas, to put-It mildly," Kenny said. "Come bii, let's "go." (To Be Continued) .• ALL ABOUT BABIES iNaIurc's Best Baby Food Is Mother's Milk •—-^i— r —~~ —- -~*—~- —--i -"^-~V^_^-^_ _ -*n^ ANSWER: Shins of licljigercnl nations. wishiiiR lo keep llu-ir U'lim-abouls secret, arc nol co-operating w.lii UK- ice palrol in rc- NEXT: \V|i,v caribou don't Women Are Cautioned To Take Exercise Easily BOSTON iUl>) _ Women should "take U -oasy" ' when exercising, Dran Ernest Hermann of Boston University's Surgciil college of i'hj'stcnl Education wains. "The trouble today," he .says, "is that all RCCHI to do nolhln« iivthe | way of exercise or else Uy to kill themselves.- They don't exercise nt all, or'if they do. they itari bother lo warm up—they jump right into' violent physical activity." Such habits, may lead lo serious' physical i'.ijury. Hermann rays. H" suggc.sls Hint women do light set- j ting-up exercises, and engage in sports sijch as golf, roiving.- canoeing, fishing, hunting, tccinis. bowl- iuy and croquet. It is reported that the largest wind tunnel now in use at the army's uasc at Langley is BOOH '<.od available, liorscpower. which will raise a wind " is always By tuciiAim Aimnm noi/r M. n., rir. r. n. Secretary, Maternal ami Child Health Section of American Public Health Association There have been ninny attempts lo construct baby fowls to cinial mothers' milk. While a number of j these have Ijceii succc.wful in nourishing babies, uo::e have equaled mothers' breast in nil its qualities. The fact that some molli- ns have diffi- ciilly in supply- lliis milk is no reason to doubt its value. milk is 'j Ihc perfect food danlcd normal : for the r o w t li of more than 500 miles an hour. GOLLY. MV CAKE SUNK' DOWN |M TH' MIDDLE IMSTEADOF RAISiM' UP. UKE CAKE, LIKE COOK, LIKE YOU.' ITS A Lime SLOW THIMKIN'--IT SQUACTTED TO RISE ^M' GOT BAKED ( OM TI WRONI& WITH rr? ARE MADE-MOT BORM By J. R. Williams OUK BOARDING HOUSE will. Major Hooplc |COME OM.LEWTOER H HWPV DJWS,)/BOM WAGE, AV— WE'VE GOT 20 J L&ftNDER..',4\BOY. / MPST pMl^^UTES AND I ^ WE'LL MlSf, M lMTER&STir)6 To LOMS, L6ANDEP/ , WHATSA MATTER ? UAVE HAD NDU S4!AiA AMOJS US/ DON'T WfsMT VOO t TO MISS VOUR - J ' TRAlM; I and development of the baby. It is Hie cheapest In normal cases ready .and docs nol ncoci any modilicalioii. U is automatically supplied under i he stimulus ot sucking; when rrguliir routine of breast (ceding has been established. It is clean, wholesome and free from dclelc- vious organisms. It is well-known that breast-fed babies are less susceptible to illness and recover much more readily than the artificially fed. The digestive processes of the brcasi- fwl b;<by arc much less easily up^ set than (hose fed on the bottle. The leelli of breast-fed babies, if the mother herself has been properly nourished, arc on Ihc whole tetter than fed babies. HIOSK of artificially ff It is ncrrssRry to give supplementary feedings. physician, the best guide, as to whether the baby is being properly nourished is the weight chart which should be carefully kept the carl)* years of a child's life. Any market'i deviation from the normal growth curve in n baby should receive attention on the part of the physician and it.s cause determined. * * * There Ls a distinct advantage to the mother herself in nursing her own baby. The stimulus is nature's way to regulate her own organs and bring them back to normal size and position much more readily than if she resorts lo artificial feeding for the baby. Furthermore, there is a psychological advantage to the mother which is often lost sight of when she doc.s nol nurse her baby. Regularity of breast feeding usually brings comfort and n sense of well being to Hie mother and is the beginning of good habits on ihc part of Ihc baby. Breast feeding is natural, wholesome and the should determine lliis and prescribe Hie proper modifications. It „.„„„,_ „„, is recognized that all babies are life protection the baby can have Fml :>hlff> >ltlt ill Killing ,-!, ni, Ir] l»n • ,. .. not alike, but all babies should be under (lie care of a doctor who understands' infant feeding and should be pcriodiraly examined by him. Any changes in feeding- should be dircclcd by the physician. As nj Read Courier News-want ads. in the first few months. NKXT WKEKTpr! tMl Discus*; Children's diseases hi Six Columns. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Announcements: The Courier News has been formally authorized lo announce the andidacies tor office subject to the action of the Democratic ; primary In August.. i Mississippi (,'oiinly ! ROLAND GREKN' ! CI.AHKNCE U. WILSON ; Sheriff and Collector I HALE JACKSON Cniinly Treasurer R. I.. (B1ULYI GA5SES • (For Second Ternn JACK VINLEY ROBINSOM { County and V ll li'>l ( ' Clerk i T. W. POTTER i For -Second Term' i Circuit Court Clerk ! HARVEY MORRIS i (For second Term) * ? • Keprcscnlallvr I- Ibo seat, now held by Woodrow Hullon) J. I.RR BEAROEN now held by Kiauk Williams i-'H ;\NK WILLIAMS ' For Second Term) 'For post now held by L, H. Autry) I,. H. .wrilY (For Second Terml I). UNOKRWOOIJ w. iuum>v; WATSON (For Second Term) .."ll's okiiy,.Uitlcli—Uis gvt^'s me moullipiccc.." .

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