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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER N7W8 00. ' H. W, HAINES, •Publiihet J. GRAHAM 6UDBVRY, Editor BAMUEL F, NORRI6, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARKJ COURIER NEWS . Sole N«tlOMl Advertising Representatives; Arkansas Dtllles, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma'City, Memphis. Published Every. Alterooou Except Sunday .Entered as second class matter at the poat- offlc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Coo- tress; October », 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Biylhevlllc, 16c p«r weelc, or *5c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, *L50. for* six months, 75c for three month*; by mall in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6j50 per year; In zones seven and eight, 410.00 per year, payable in advance. "For the Honor of the Country" The Olympic Games, planned for Kinland this summer, are definitely off. Even after the war with Russia was concluded, Finland, with characteristic gallantry, tried to Jirroiijre the games. Despite her own .suffering, Finland' might have heon able to carry on. But the condition of a Europe at war makes the project impossible, sind the Finnish committee has had to cancel the games definitely and finally. So in tin's year of 1940 there will he no white-clad group of keen, eager young men and women standing in the : bright sunshine to take once more the traditional Olympic oath: "We swear that we will take part in the Olympic Games in loyal competition, respecting the regulations which govern them and desirous of participating iu them in the true spirit of sportsmanship for the honor of our country and for the glory of sport." Not this year. The keen young men of more than half the world are today .engaged in playing a grimmer game. They have heen told that they are playing this game, too, for the honor of their countries. However that may be, it is already clear that for many, many thousands of them the prize is not some gay ribbon or bright medal, but the dark garland of death. • -It is because 'those games arc not to be held this summer, and because Dial opllpis not to be taken by the young men' v nml young women, that we have reprinted it above. For though they have been temporarily set aside by a world intent on graver matters, those principles must not be forgotten • i) The time will come, some day, when the world must remember "loyal competition." The time will come when "respecting the regulations" will not bo a sign of weakness, but of strength. The time will come when the/l'lruc spirit of sportsmanship" will again have value for men .who have had to forget it in the necessities of a game thai is played for keeps. And for "the honor of our country," things arc being done today which perhaps people of a later time will not look upon as redounding much to anybody's honor. In the thick international murk of 19'10, to look so far ahead as 1.94.1 seems impossible. Yet it will come, and perhaps one may even now dare to hope that when it has come the world will have remembered those words it cast aside in 1040—"loyal competition," and "regulations," and "sportsmanship," and "honor." Nothing Sacred One by,one, mere man's last citadels have been falling. Ever since the turn of the century, women have been advancing farther and farther into the field of business. Directly after the World War they came plumping into equality in politics. With prohibition, they invaded the .speakeasies, and with repeal they blossomed in the cobktail bars. Even this last masculine refuge was lost to man. Hut he still had close harmony. The old barbershop chords, so dear to thc_ masculine heart when blended above some (lowing bowl in soul-stirring if not always accurate harmonies, were still a little masculine domain unin- vadcd. In Buffalo the other day somebody staged a barbershop harmony contest. Three gills entered. And won! Three! Girls! Is nothing sacred? They Don't Understand Japanese astonishment at the United States refusal to interfere with new Philippine immigration laws is probably (initc sincere. That n great country which has had possession of a smaller one should actually relax its grip and grant greater rather than less freedom is of course strangely out of key with the way tilings are going today. Similar is the equally genuine astonishment in Germany and Italy when an American newspaper has printed something they do jiot like. They protest to the State Department, and do not quite''understand that the Slate Department or the government in general has nothing to say about it, can do nothing. So far apart have drifted the two ways of looking nt the relationship belwerji people and their government, between great peoples and small! , First in.19 \'ears In ,hme an evcnl will occnr. ^vhjeh. has not happened in the UnitccPStales ':•. in 19 years. A battleship will be launched. Two of them, in fact. They are -our first since 1921. Probably, considering the losses to the Uritislt fleet in the present European war, ithc United States now h«s the world's most powerful navy. We were in that position once before. At the Washington conference after the World War we proved that we would stop building battleships if others would. We still fed that way. But if others insist, we have no alternative, and Die answer is on the ship- ways at Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. SO THEY SAY The recognition of Soviet Russia was a gigantic political nnrt moral, mistake . . . from the beginning.—Former President, Hoover. ' +' ' * * I ,could not endure Ibis world's madness.— Norman Selby (kid McCoy) in n suicide note.' • •' • * » We arc against people who push other people mound, just for Hie tun of pushing:.—Ralph ln- Ecr.soll, organizer of new paper, PM, hi New York. SATURDAY, APRIL 27, I'J'IO SIDE GLANCES you do represent the. government, but if you can v «'° W £ lUC r ln ,°" ey ? ly ^ sban d ™nkw you'll know niore.than I've been able to learn in 10 years" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson HYDROPHOBIA DoeS THE S.LJN RISE .AT THE SX\AAE TI/V.E THROUSHOLJ-T OKIE TI/1AE ANSWER: No.v'H rises}earlier, .-.dually, ami bv the clock ir the easier,,.part of a limeion^lhjm it does in Ihc WlcnVpTn. NEXT: How bijr is a Miiisnol? " • • ALL ABOUT BABIES Accidents Clucl' Heath.Cause Among Children From 5 to 15 SERIAL STORY BET ON LOVE BY CHARLES B; FARMER COfYHISHT, OUT OUR WAY BV IUCHAK1) AUTHOR HO'l.T, itt. B.', I)K. 1'. U. I Secretary, Maternal ;<ml Child llrallli Srction of American • Public Health Association' Accidents. have assumed a lead- ing role as a cause ot dcnlU and disability iu the childhood years. 11 Is not generally recognized tlwt, accidents take first place as a cnu.sc of death among children five lo 15 years of- age and arc now • »•>.• * '--. "*T**ml-lJ ill "1.1 . •"">*>-, JUfrry llujn) deli , *•'*» •"«• "It, I'.pli.r th»a *• * *'•'"«*»» '««•« 'Hiker I'«u, Wk,,( C)a ,, Hf 4 Soldier, to i»fce no chMiicrji on JoKthu. \Vhnr- '"*l*i"*o Jilt*" "el"'"" 1 "" fcl * 'J ''«•'« <« »l'n> li'miin'i, B«wcT, xke'll learn • tew ibluj,'*, CHAPTER U "WHAT'S that light doing In "my window?" Sherry Bond asked herself the question as she turned her car Into a street near Reekman Place. She had driven lo the dsaerled race track aflcr dark, but all lights were oft when she lelt, save a pilot globe in the hall. Now the front windows gleamed like a midway—and the outline of a man's head showed through the glass curtains. Swiftly she wcnl into the old house, noiselessly sped up Ihe slairs. The door of that front room was wide open. Stepping across the threshold, she saw an oldish cliap—spals on ankles, cane across knees, boulonnierc in the lapel .of his dark coat, a monocle dangling from a wide, black ribbon. "Of alt the nerve!" Sherry exclaimed. The man glanced up— ho had been in deep meditation. He placed monocle in eye, peered at her an instant as he sat forward, IJien arose, dropping his cane unnoticed. "Well, if it isn't little Sherry, My dear—" . "Undo Willie!" * * * • ARMS akimbo, Sherry surveyed "- the problem child of the Bond family: an impressive mounfain of a man, a relative who'd run through every penny he had inherited; who had been sent abroad by her late parents, when they staked him to a new life in the old world—on condition he would never return home. "So you had to come back lo America to roost!" „ "My dear! Everything was going fine—you recall, never asked a shilling of your dad—after I got established abroad." "Established in what—as what? "I was—er—alt—shall I say confidential—ah—lurf adviser—" "You mean race track (oul! Then this is no place lor you. I've no money; and plenly of worries without being saddled with you." "Sherry! I've—ah—come to the lamily—" "I'm Ihc last of the family— and Ihc family can support you' no longer in yoxu- accustomed style." She- gave a short little laugh. "Nor me cither, for that mailer. The main ' scam ot the Green Diamond Coal Company has run out, and the mine has shut up shop." William Bond looked at Shorty as it he could not believe his cars. He leaned forward, his keen gaze piercing her through—"You mean you're'stony? Absolutely broke?" Slierry grinned. "Absolutely! I'm flat—" * * * T.JIS shoulders went back, his •"• head up— ;1 big smile creased his jowls. "Then, my dear, I've returned just in lime! Our family always slicks together.' I wish nothing from you, Sherry; I do want lo offer my services. Head all about you—last ot the famous Bonds, opening a one-horse, one- groom stable, going lo recoup family fortunes." "Bosh! I had a chance to buy a j two-year-old from a friend in I Maryland. Coll lhal never .stalled —sick last year. Good blood lines. Nominated him for the Kentucky Derby. "Thai's lo bc-vforth $75,000 this year!" His voice warmed as he went on: "You're a smart girl, Sherry. NO\V I offer my services; thought il oul, driving from the pier." "Willie Bond, did your last dollar go fo Ihc taxi-driver?" "Well, ah—it was two dollars. He had no change." Illustrated'by C. P. IVIiilford Sherry gasped. ... The outline of a man's head showed through the curtains. What was he doing in her house? "You could have used Ihc cross- fown bus for a nickel. But go on —what have you lo offer me?" "Forty years—more or less—on (he lurf. Know everybody. Know everything, meaning all Ihc angles. Forty years experience—at your service—you can trust me, Sherry. Cross my heart, I'm no tout Be entirely at your service." Sincer- ily crept into his voice. "You've never started 'a hovse, have you Sherry?" - ' "No. But what of it? I saddle my first entry tomorrow." He shook his head. "My child! There arc 10,000 angles in racing; I know every one. You know "Oh, bosh! Common sense plus a good groom is all you need." * » * gHERRY broke oft to answer the ringing ol the phone in the Juslanlly the girl "Paul Wliarlon. ' pionl" next room. "Sherry?' was on guard Listen, darling"Cut Ihc darling stuff—What's on your mind, Paul?" "You've entered Pepper Boy in two races—scratching .one, of course. You're not afraid of facing Red Soldier—" ! idea! Your colt's no cham- "You'll see tomorrow. But look here, Sherry, just a word of advice: you c;>n'l afford lo race your one horse in a claiming race. You belong among the 'stake-owners." "Who said I was starting Pepper Boy in a claiming race? It t do, it's my business. Paul, what arc you up to?" 'Wot a thing! But you^e new lo racing—need advice—" "Thanks—don't need-yours," On me spur of the inslahl she'said: 'Ever-hear of my uncle, William Bond? Well,-lie's very well known —m.hirf circles—on Ihe.Co'htment —just returned—the war you know. ' Ami 'he's going 'fo -act as A broad and a winning smile crossed his huge cheeks. No wonder people trusted him; he had the ingratiating manner of a diplomat seeking an island or two', ( "Hope you've told me the truth. I bragged about you to Paul—" "Who and what is Paul?" "Friend—Paul" WhaHoii. Wants lo marry me when I get my fill of horse racing. Grand chap, but loo bossy!" "Ah—no doubt a worthy chap." "Come off that high horse, Willie!" She shrugged, added, "Guess I'll have to stake you to a bed tonight, but you can't sleep here. I'll give you a dollar, and you can find a room across town." The golden head nodded with energy, "But first, I'll tell you about your work. You be at the track tomorrow before 10 o'clock, scratch Pepper Boy out ot Ihe Handicap." , * *' *-- '"PEN minutes later Uncle Willie Bond puffed down the stairs with, his portmanteau: Outside Ihe doov he stifled an impulse lo wave for a passing cab. Sherry said (he cross-town bus ran on the next • street; and—confound it—she,J might by chance look oul of her window. This $20 she had given him really was an advance—-yet she aclcd as if it -were a loan to a poor relative. Best to humor lier for the moment. Again he- picked up bis bag—Ihc blasled thing would bump bis leg—and stalled toward the corner. Beautiful girl, but tcmperamen- lal—needed his firm hand lo guide hei- in racing. Putting a Derbj colt in Ihc poor man's handicap— a claiming race. For inferior aorscs.. No one but a drunken i idiot, or, or a girl, would start a | ,'aluablu horse in such a conlesl. If someone claimed Pepper Boy, he—Willie Bond dropped his bag ,)l the thought—he'd be out of y job! Sherry had only Ibis one my.business agent fyoT.Vc any , J ° b! Sheny had only this one advice, YOU might pass it nCj h ° rso " Hc hart bcltcr do Komc! la)l to him,-lad .Secyou Tonorrow " ! Tinkln ?- "*'«-* «•»> slithered <» t »?" Ihc curb. A voice called from the CjHERKY put clown (ho receiver, slenpert back into the , living room. "Well, I've done il'," she said,, will, a shrug of her shoulders. "You heard mrv.didn'l you? Owing you a job and a pat. at the tame time?" • • - . „ gloom o[ the driver's scat: "Hop in, Pop. Thai bag looks , heavy—won't cost morc'n half.a'', 1 buck ii mile." "Kh? Ah—yes. Bui never mind' the 'Pop' stuff, m'liid." (To 8u Continue^) '• I FOUND A POOR ' ALLEV CAT - - HCW MUCH MEDICINE DO VOU GIVE A SICK CAT • By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopie a A COLLECT ALL , THOSE DOTTED STWMS .«& SPECKS ON 4(9 F& RESULT OF AW RKEW^LD^EXPERi- } THUMBS QOitE FREQUENT, eur uef M ^ rs j N SUM-SPOT RESEARCHTf~~ / |HW>PEN TO BE A ra HSSAM j^f ^. R u^f/^^c^m&r^ 4 MAN ,N Trt' BOOKKEEP1N^^?'( PuBL.C M,ND Ar THE MOMENTA j DEPAHTMUNT QB TH' -^£ \ .THESE . It^.ERNJM SPOT ,<-IKC FRECKLES.' PROJECT ... a IS UNDER WAV/ ^ ! one of our greatest, public lieallh and safety problems. Among children from five to 15 years 01 age accidents account' for about one-fifth of al! deaths. Disabilities from accidents In children under 15 years of ngc are as frequent as those caused by Ihc acule communicable diseases or childhood. As ninny children under five years of age are killed by accidents as those between five and 15. If Is a serious commentary upon our .social organization -that wiillo ive have been saving more, and more children from the gastrointestinal diseases, smallpox, .diphtheria, scarlel fe.vcr and otner acute discuses we have not at tlie .same lime niaae as great gains m the prevention of accidents In our homes and on the public highways. In those piaces ! w here special attention has been piiid to accident prevention encouraging rc- bulls have been obtained, but there sltll considerable room for 1m,- provemcnt In v.idc stretches of the United stales. Young children sutler from all khuis of accidents, principally tn Ihc hornc Irom 'u'urrs, lulls, suffocation, poisoning, cut.s and electric shocks. Young children' are likely Id put i\ny object al hand into I heir mould, eiu-s or nose and this may result In serious trouble. This points clearly to careless habits ur unsafe coiidtiiotiK In the homes. Move vigilance Is needed in keeping matches away from -d,il- dicu HIKI In protecting them agahust gas stoves and open grates as well as, from tubs of liot water. While nearly a.s many: children arc hilled, and many more injured, at home (hail on the .street,';, automobile accidents now take a heavy loll of child life. H is encouraging that the whole country is becoming" aroused io the necessity for -'more intensive education along accident prevention lin«. Safety councils, traffic police, school teachers, parent- teacher groups and'Ihc Red Cross arc all urging eternal vigilance and co-opctiUiou with Hie public' au- thorilie.s lo help reduce the large number of unnccc,«ary traffic accidents. Machine Samples W.ool With Canny Accuracy HOSTON" <tjp)_sampliiig. wool, .a job previously riqnc by hand, no«- k cloi:e by machines with au accuracy that varies not more lhan a fraction of t per cent. ,/rhc machine is-used' at the U. 5. Customs' appraisers stores where rtutles averaging $16,000,000 a year arc based on the clean or "scoured" content ol wool imports. For many ye,- ira jamcs w. Kcllcy awi John J. LctielKiit, wool experts, have done n, c s!t ,,,pii|, g rt ,, c i (, 0 _ crime .so familiar 'will, wool that Ilicy ran oUcii tell Ihe comiininil-y of Australia. SoiiUi America or South Africa where Ihe wool originated. Now. however, llic nuirltiuc cul.s a .sample from a bale anil removes Ihc impurities, u rtiibcs and dries Ihe sample, and gives an accurate record of its condition r.nd content. Read Courier. Wews w.Mir, ads. Announcements:. • The Courier News has been for mally authorized to announce th.. following candidacies for office subject to the action of the Uemocrali.' primary "in August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN CLARENCE II. WILSON Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON County Treasurer B. L. (BILLY) GAINES (For Second Term) JACK PINLEY ROBINSON County and Probate Clerk T. W. POTTER 'For Second Term) Circuit Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (For second Term) Congressman t'irsl'Arkansas District BRUCE IVY * * * Representative (For Ihe seat now held by Woodroiv Htitton) J. LEE BEARDEN Fonx«t now held by Frank Wllliaiv,' FRANK WILLIAMS (For Second Term) , (For iwst now held by L. H. Alltrvi L. H. AUTBY f (For Second Term) FRANK I). UNDERWOOD W, \V. (BtJDDY> (For Second Term)

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