The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 26, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK,) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINC8, Publisher • J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUKL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole Nation*! Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. • published Every' Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ss.iecond cl*ss matter at the post- offlce at Blytheytlle, Arkansas, under »ct of COB- Kress, October 8, U17. Served by U« United Press .SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier .to the city of Blythevllle, !5c per week, or 65e per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, »3.00 per year, $1.50 for six montlis, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In idvanct. H. G. Partlow's Candidacy Deserves Careful Consideration The Coiirier News is glad to recommend careful consideration at the hands of the electorate o£ the candidacy of H. G, Partlow for the office Of prosecuting attorney of the second judicial district. Mr.' Partlow, more familiarly known as 'Charlie', is the only candidate for this important office who is a resident of this, the biggest county in the seven- county district. Four years of service as deputy prosecutor under Prosecutor Bruce Ivy in the most important deputy's post in the , district—Blythoville—lias fitted Mr. Partlow for the office he now seeks. The Courier News believes he would make a faithful and efficient public servant-in the prosecutor's office. I- 80,000 New Readers Oiie ot'the finest of many line things accomplished' by the Civilian Conservation Corps has been to ie;ich 80,000 ' yolmg men lo read. Abotit. three boys of every 100 registering for the camps has proved unable to do so. Using .special books designed for young men vathev than children, the camp instructors have been able to teach such boys to read «' newspaper and to write ordinary letters .within three months. Some were able to write letters home within Uvo .months. I It i? embarrassing to think that somehow these 80,000 young men slip• ped around the public school system without getting the most elementary preparation for life—the ability to read and write. But better late than never, and the CCG thus sets another feather firmly in its cap. No Trade For Germany After six months of war, Germany's overseas tra,de has been completely cut. off. She must depend for her supplies and her export sales almost entirely on trade pacts with Central Europe and Comrade Stalin. Germany undoubtedly expected that to happen. She could hardly have planned to keep her trade routes open after formation.of the blockade she knew the British .would throw around her coast. Yet, wlieii Ihe war is over and the blockade no longer impedes ships' lilled with heeded supplies, the cargoes still may not conic—nol until Germany can furnish real cash for the deals. ^And-honest money, after, a nation has OUT OUR WAY finished a war, is not a bountiful commodity. It's difficult to imagine what Germany can possibly get out of prolonging the struggle—what any nation can get out of it. Only in the minds of the leaders of aggression can the real answer be found. Voters Become Watch-Dogs Racketeering and governmental corruption needn't exist anywhere in the United Stales. They don't spring up because the citizens want them, but because people don't reject them with enough determination. The current trend of interest in civic management may be all that is neecicc! to end gangster rule and dishonest city and state management. The "town hall meeting" is coming. back. In cities where the large population makes direct democratic rule impractical, the citizens' organizations arii .sub-divided. In Minneapolis, for example, there are 157 "town hull" groups, all of them affiliated with a central body. If the renewed interest in watch ing the wheels of government go around is only a corollary to the presidential elections, ho\vevcr, the relief from corruption will he strictly temporary. .FRIDAY, APRILS, 1940 The Cromwell Fiasco James II. R. Cromwell adds nothing to the luster of his name, if any, by announcing his intention to resign May 21 as minister to Canada. He presented his credentials Jan. 24. His resignation will mean just under four months of service in the post. That might conceivably be long enough to become familiar with its duties, certainly not loiij? enough to accomplish anything worth while, especially since he must have had one eye on his projected Senate candidacy most of the time. The post of minister to Canada is important, constituting a link between the United States'and the neighbor with which it is most, closely linked. 11 is not a plaything, to be toyed with and flung aside. It is a serious opportunity to serve two great peoples, ;uid to have treated the opportunity as Cromwell bus done is small recommendation of his prospective value in the Senate. • SO THEY SAY II barbarism prevails In other areas of our world, iiwt part of civilization which \vc maintain will also perish.—Lewis Miimford, author and editor. " <t + ' »- Uncy Long solved every problem relating to the tmilding of a dictatorship except press control.—James M. Thompson, publisher of the New Orleans Itan-Tribiine. » * * In Egypt we live belter. We pray live times a day, which Is restful and helps rebuild body tissues.—Sayed i\fchrcn, Cntro-horn ChicaBoan who clnlins to uc 120. * * » We heard a broadcast about someone getting slugged. All at once iny mind went ul.wk. I didn't know anything until I was slugging my grandma.—William Jackson IV,. 12. in an Ottawa. Ill, jail cell. * ' * t The progressive lowering of tlic interest rule has comtllulcd a sort of strip for the investor.—Alexander Sachs, economist, lo a Cleveland College forum. SIDE GLANCES 0«»r«Mt "Mother wauls to, know if you've swiped any money out ' of my rabbit bank in (lie past month." - THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson INJ THE SOLAR. SYSTEM, AAERCURV IS THE A \A/OLJNJC> HEALS f=IVE'TI/V\ES ANORE C?UICKLV INJ A TEN-YEAR-OLD' THAN ONE OF THE SAME SIZE IM A SIXTY-YEAR-OLD PERSON. PC. BI«S 'ANSWER: Sleight of liand trickery. NEXT: Does Hie. orchid reproduce itself vanidly? Survey Shows Average 'I. Q.' For Criminals CHICAGO (uli) "The average American criminal la as intelligent ns the average American soldier, according to Simon Ttiicliin. University of Chicago psychologist. ; the findings of an 11-year study marie available In Tiilclilns l ro ok' ; "Intelligence am! Crime," assail the oft-cxpreMed theory that criminals as a clHss are of exceptionally loiv mentality. "Only criminals who commit violent crimes—sex offenses dcr—arc of inferior intelligence Tuichin contends. "But there arc • SERIAL STORY BET OK LOVE 8Y CHARLES B. PAftMER -IT. IM* MCA •UIVICC. IHC. CHAPTER I WIGHT blanketed the race track. A1 The flguro of a slim girl— a moving silhouette against the Bloom— crossed the darkened infield. Behind her, under pale stars, loomed (he gratxjM^, ghostlike ., in Ihe, darkness— empty, silent, now thai ils 15,000 spectators were gone and dreaming of winning fortunes on the morrow. A few lights blinked among stables. Then the door of a tack- i-dom opened— a sliver of a youth stepped out, shut quickly the door behind him. He stood motionless, focusing his eyes in the blackness. The girl, not seeing the Jockey in the shadows, moved swiftly to Poverty Kow, far in the rear. She stopped at an end stable, took out a pocket flash and threw its beani tin the wood — a closed stall door streaked with wide cracks. Light rays must have passed through those cracks, for a disturbed horse clumped nervously on the straw inside. "Get away from thai slall!" The j-irl wheeled, threw her light, to the led. U circled a mahogany-colored man with bowed legs, shaking a pitchfork with both hands. "You— Sam!" * * r rHE wizened fellow blinked eyes, slowly lowered the pitchfork, said crossly: "Miss Sherry! You know better — you disturbs Pepper Boy— he can't git his rest —won't extend hisself tomor- rer- "He's my colt! I'll do what I want to — Anyone been here tonight?" "That ole big Ed 'Duster what trains for Mister Paul Wharlon.' "What did -lie want to know?' "If Pepper Boy be up to a hard race tomorrcr — " "So you told him! lie was trick-' ing you into talking — " "No'm, he ain't tricked this here feller— no, ma'am! 1 tells him I didn't even know Pepper Boy be ready to start— that if lie was my coll — bom' as he's nominated for the Devby, I'd 'gallop — " "That's enough! Light the lamp in the tackroom." Outside, the sliver of a figure hovered in the shadows of a straw-pile, watching, as the groom shambled from the tackroom. * * * T7OR a moment Sherry Bond stood still — as Sam's footsteps died out. How to explain to him her desperate plight— her urgent need ol winning money, instantly, with her colt'J He would think she was crazy, or horse-ignorant, starting Pepper Boy without a few more strong workouts under his bell. But she had to have money. To her social world Sherry Bond was a smart post-deb who, following the death of her last near relation — a penniless aunt had purchased a fine colt, and gone to the races with him. .lust to see her colors flash on the track —that's what her crowd said. Maybe (hat was the reason she had bought Pepper Boy, but now Pepper Boy had to run fast and often — to earn rent money for herself and for him! Only that afternoon she had received notice from a small coal company — on whose checks she had been living. Their seam had run out — adjacent land which tlicy hart expected to lease hac been gobbled up by a rival concern. Sherry's outfit was laying by C. P. Wh'dlard She knew Pepper Boy's time like her own name. Only that morning she had clocked him in a-1:41 mile. many criminals of superior minds •—Ihe perpetrators of (rands, for instance." Cautiously. Tulchiii arrived at another conclusion, that criminals arc "not inferior in intelligence to tlie general population. "The intelligence quotients of penitentiary inmates arc in close Agreement with the army draft— n sample usually considered representative of the general public," |(l , shovels down, calling it a day forever. A holding which had bcci worlli $3000 a year to her now was worth exactly nothing. And she owed everybody: the landlord, Ihe telephone company, th< light and gas company, and—yes the feed man. liacing opened on the casten circuit tomorrow. She had done what many a horseman did—en tcr«i her colt in two races: one <" Ihc author writes. .. j ^ Tnlchtn found •! per ccijt of both '" $5000 handicap; Uie other, a chcai claiming race. She'd start him where she thought he had a sure chance of winning—or at least a fighting chance. Could Pepper Boy win tomorrow? She took down from a shelf a book filled with cabalistic signs ami jargon: ". . . made the mile in 1:40— plenty of late foot." For a long while she pored over race records. She knew Pepper Boy's time like her own name. Only that morning she had clocked a 1:41 mile. * * * VOT so-far away, stars were hovering over Park Avenue. A young man in white tie and ails stepped briskly .from his car, .ook the salute ol his caped doorman, "Evening, Mr. Wharlon," went inside and was carried upward by a nulled elevator. Ten ninutes later he sat behind a Queen Anne desk, the lights of Manhattan gleaming through mul- ioncd casements. He opened a volume crammed with slrange symbols and lingo:-". . . mile vorkout in 1:41—handily." The girl and the man—each studying the workouts .of the other's colt. • * * * ' (he girl straightened, laid down the book, called: "Sam!" A brown face came out of the night, bony elbows hooked over the half-door. "You call ine, Miss Sherry?" "Sam, think we can beat that big bay colt of Mr. Wharton's— Reel Soldier—tomorrow? Nothing else can touch us." "Colt ain't never smarted in real race—but we got a goad chance if Hie jockey gets him off, fast-like." He thought a moment added, "Yes'm, if you Insists on rnnnin' him, I think he can win- but he'll shore have to be rid hard He's train)!!' for a route—that be a six-furlong sprint tomorrer." The girl nodded. Gpt to her feet, "And if he has a chance 01 beating Red Soldier in the Handicap, then he certainly can win that claiming race—first on the p r o g r a ni~«amc distance, am eight pounds less weight and no fast competition—" "Miss Sherry!" The groon spoke in horrified tones. "Yoi ain't goin' to start him in a claim- in' race—where anybody can buj him if they puts up the claimin price—$2500? This here colt o ourn be worth ten, fifteen, mcbb twenty thousand—" "We hope he is," K hc smiled. 'He's slio worth moro'n $2500 Some man's goin' to claim him sure!" criminals ami soldiers were "definitely Inferior." HERE, HERE.' WHAT DOES THIS IvVEAM ASIC HIM-HE KNOWS: HS'LLIELL VOU ALL ABOUT I'M NOT TAV.WK!'.' WHV, THAT PUMB FAT- 'MEAD.' NCKIM' THAT KID RIGHT IM FRPMT CF TH' BIG BOSS.' LIKE A FOX.' HE SAW 1HE KID PUT A MOUSE IM HIS LUNCH BOX LAST WEEK. BUT WAITED TILL H£ SAW HIM WITH TH' BOSS. so wo ONE CAM ,sw HE'S A EAT, SQUEALER, J EJi TATTLE TALE--TH' WILL 1*0 HIS CWW SCfUEAUW? By J. R. Williams OUli BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople ALL ABOUT BABIES Kiicls and Fancies Aboul, The Eyes, Ears ami Teeth ItV KICIIAK1) AltTHUK HOI.T, M. 1),, DR. 1'. II. Icvrclirj, aiatrrtiitl anil rhilrt llc.illli .Section or American Piililic Health Association Eyes, ears and teelli arc the gateways to knowledge aril nutrition o( Ihe child. Their importance Is often overlooked until some serious impairment to their function is discovered. •School physicians examining children ,11 school en ranee discover nn alarming number of detects ot eyes, cars and teeth. Kroni 15 to 20 per cent ol the children exhibit some detects - of the eyes and cars which need attention. With the teeth it is even worse. The eye is a very delicate organ which may tjie injured by Infection; accidents or ue, Children may inherit certain eye defects or be born with congenital deformities. fc'omc ot these may be corrected by a skilled eye specialist. We have dorc a good deal at blrlli to protect the baby's eyes against Infection. By the. simple procedure of a few drops of diluted silver nitrate solution, we have almost done away with this cause of blindness. Remember Hint the eyes of a child Children in xdiuoj under an nrli- tlcial. environment need suecr' 'trillion given to the eyes. Near- MSlitcdurcs. farsightedness. iisu-i nialism. miwele weakness and oilier conditions cnn and .should be thoroughly \,y a competent.. skilled eye specialist. A considerable number of children on entering school arc partially deaf. This may not have been discovered by the parents. The modern method o[ examining every school child with the most approved type of audiometer ts bringing lo light many defects ot hearing. Dental hygiene ts the most neglected field ot public health. We I know thai dental defects arc the [ most, ptcvalcin of all Ihe defccU. found In School children, but we have not yet discovered the nram to uievent many ot the defects. 'Wide not know all the factors entering '.i.tu the decay and deformities of teeth. We do know, however, thai primitive peoples who have not taken refined foo<ls with excess of sugar have better tcctli than.mod- Sherry Bond smiled in superior manner. "Oh, no, they won't! He's been entered in both races. The fact that I chose to send him out in a $2500 claiming race, worth only $700 to the winner, tells everybody that he hasn't class — is only a claimcr, after all. Every- body'll think lie's running in his right group— nobody'll claim him. And we'll win, Sam — we must win, for we're broke. We've got lo get that $700 il we \vaht to start for Louisville and the Derby." "Miss Sherry?" There was a tliiestion in the old man's voice and deep concern. < "Yes, Sam?" "I happens to know Mr. Whar- on's stable thinks Hiighty nice of Pepper Boy. If you starts him n that claimin' race, they gonna claim him, sure!" "Bosh, Sam! Don't you know hat Mr. Wharton is a friend of mine? He wouldn't do that!" "Wouldn't he? He been racin' five years— you been racln 1 five months— leastways you been get- tin' ready to race five months — you ain't never started a horse." * * * 'TAVENTY miles avyay— in Man- L hattan— the chapVat the -Queen Anne desk picked up his phone, reached his trainer in the tack- room ot his stable. "Ed? Wharlon. I've been through all the records tonight. The figures say that little black coil is our main competition tomorrow — " "Listen, Mr. Wharlon — everything's goin' to be hunky-dory tomorrow — Pepper Boy won't ba started in the Handicap — I've just found out— five minutes ago." "What's this? What happened to the colt?" "Nothing— but the girl-owner thinks Red Soldier might nose Pepper Boy out. She's got to have money. So she's starting her colt in the six-furlong claiming race instead. Thinks he's a sure thing there." "What! Then listen to me— put in a claim for Pepper Boy tomorrow. Be sure to do it!" A moment's silence. Then, "I don't like it, sir— claiming a girl's one horse — il ain't — " "Don't lell me what to do, Kd! If a girl races, she's got to take the same chances as men do." A long silence. At last came the answer, "Alt' right!" Paul Wharton smiled with satisfaction ns he cradled Ihe phone. Sherry would try to play a man's game, would she? . . . Well, she'd learn a few things. ' (To Be Continued) A nnouncements: The Courier News has been formally authorized 16 announce the following cnwildacies for office subject to the action of the Democratic nrtmnry in August. Mississippi bounty Jwtgf ROLAND GREEN CLARENCE H. WILSON Sheriff and Cello-tor HALE JACKSON County Treasurer It. L. (BILLY) GAINES ! (For Second Term) JACK PINLEY ROBINSON County and Probate Clerk T. VV. POTTER (For Second Term) Circuit Cwrl Clerk HARVEY MOURIS (For Second Term) 1 iril Arkansas District IVY are developing like any other organs. *« MiXT: .Uciilcnb chief ilcjlli cause aiming' children from 5 Ucprcscntatlvc (For the scat lipw lisld by Woodrow Hulton) J.-LEE BEARUEM For post now V.o'd by Frank Williams FRANK WILLIAMS (For Second Term) (For post how held by L. H. Atilry) L. H. AOTO.Y _(P6r Second Term) FRANK ,D. UNDERWOOD • W. \V. I.UUDDY) WATSON (For Second Term)

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