The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 28, 1939
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BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.)' CQUBIEIt NEWS TUR BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEW8 ' .', ra ooroum mm oo. ,"~ •• »• HAWBB, Pvblfcber ' ,3. GRAHAM BUDBUBY, EdlU* f. NOBRIS, 'Advertising Manager ,'- Sole 'K»U6n»I AdrcHWnc jirUTUil.D>lUe», 'Inc^ He* York, Cblc*«o. D*- 8t Louis, DellM, KSPJM Ctty, Heupbfc. Published Jf»»ry Afternoon Except Sunday , Entered is second el«s matter it the poet- v'«ffke »t Blythevllto, - Arkiriai. under «ct of Cengreu, October f, 1927.' Served by the United-Pies* SUBSCRIPTION RATES . B<r currier In Uie City <* BlytlicvUle, l«o p«r «eek, or «5c per month. By mull, with,ln a radius of 60 mile*, $300 per f«fcr, (J.50 for six months, 75o for three months; by mall In, postal tones two to ilx Inclusive,' 16.60 per year; In zones seven «nd eight, I10ZX) per yew, payable Ui Men Will Did for Ribbons 4nd Badges '. Has tlie United Slates been passing up a good thing? . The Constitutional fathers laid down a positive prohibition against titles of nobility. But that wouldn't prevent » more liberal use in this country of the device of decoration. If there is anything in the world , that delights a man, il is.Uie right lo wear a ribbon in his lapel or ;i modal on his,coat. 'J^hat isn't necessarily as childish as it sounds. If Hie decoration is a genuine-murk of merit, the pride is (jiiite legitimate. Napoleon once said something lo the effect that a man would walk through hell to get a ribbon lo wear on his 1 chest. It,is true, The French army, as a rcstill, is one of the •most-decorated in the world. '. A met lean soldiers who served in France often make scardonic comment on medals conferred for the snappy opening of a limousine door or the whipping up of a tasty dish of French-fried potatoes., -At a formal British affair, a man - feels positively naked without a row of. - colored bands above the breast pocket, and even Russia, which likes to think .of- itself as the only genuine people's 'government, in the world, broadcasts decorations with a lavish hand. The Russian of today gets as much kick out of receiving the Order of Lenin for whipping up coiil pioduction in the "Douetz wines as his arislor.ralic predecessors used to do when they got the Order of the Golden Pa'nda of St. Leo' pold from the czar for devising a new .- tax on tlie N peasants.* ,The United States has been slow to . employ this technique of riveting loyalty lo the .decoratioiirdispensing regime. The American military decora- tidns are hard to win, and almost in .every case well-(iesei f vcd. Orders anil - decorations for civilians are here comparatively unknown. Oulsjde of o few , privately awarded medals for physical . heroism, the decoration has been generally rejected by the United States as smacking just a bit of Europcanism. , But now France has again led the way. The eight-pointed star of the Order of Commercial Merit has been created in France. WeH why not? Britain elevates to the nobility her great soap-boilers and auto-builders. Now France will give a slar-spangled badge to business leaders whose work has resulted in social benefit. ; - .Why not here' Is not the first steel magnate to grant the eight-hour day as worthy of recognition as a European diploihal who first' thought of wearing soft shirls with a tuxedo? And don't forget, some men would rather wear it ribbon than .clip a coupon, even in the good old U. S. A: Americans are, after all, only human. Books As Ambassadors For the first time, citizens of three great South American countries will sec a comprehensive exhibit of books printed and published in the United Slates. During the .summer, nt Buenos AiroH, Argentina, at Montevideo, Uruguay, and at Uio de Janeiro,' Brazil, 2500 books from Ii2 co-operating American publishers will be shown. .Belter than bullets, b.Hter than bombing planes, is this exhibit of the unllm-al life of America. For unfortunately, many South Americans still have a belief, carefully cultivated by the Kuropeaii propagandists, that the United Slates is a barren desert of hustle and bustle, of cocktails and crooners, of greed and galiystcrs, quite without any appreciation of the life of the mind and spirit. Your educated South American is apt to feel a line contempt for the "Yankee barbarian." Thus our books can servo'as amiable ambassadors, nnd as an introduction to that greater exchange of tlio printed word which is so desirable between the Americas. Sidewalk l^ Many things are happening lo the /arm and the fanner in days of change. Here an in so many other fields, a new manner of living seems to be developing, But one thing that is happening has drawn little attention. The increasing' .•number of tenants, the share-cropper •problem, are all grave enough' symptoms, and have had their share of discussion, But little has been said of the "sidewalk farmer." • That means the lull-Uino farmers who 'jive 'in villages, gelling j)|i n,e advantages of village life -while yct'de- voting all their time to ''running the farms which lie outside the town. The .Agriculture Department reports that more people have adopted Urn way of life in 1038 than ever before. ' •SO THEY SAY I know ninny married women with large families who show unusual judicial Judgment, They would innke splendid judges, but. lack merely Die legal tr.iiiilii ff ._,) m |g c pi omicc E . -1!len, U. s. Circuit Court of Appeals. ''*.*.». It n glnnl does not use his slrenglli he Is 111 only lor (lie circus sideshows. History has put n liard fnlc on (lie United slates, Tliat laic to leadership ami Its responsibilities.—Prof. A. H. N. Lower. Mnnllobn University. , . * *' * I have io decent Ihc blltcr with the iwcel If this Is the finish.™ just |,avc to lake ll._ Ixui Gchrtg or (lie Yankees, told Ills baseball days arc over. * » * Now I figure that people arc a lot more viil- uable thnu slcers.—u. M. Hammond, Memphis realtor, urging admission ot German refugees. SIDE GLANCES by Gajbratth l»»BVMt6t«VICC.Itlc. T.M. mo. U. S. F*r. Off \\ nuld il seem insulting if we both enjoyed our food in- slcud of slnuning oiii- minds trying lo think up willy remarks?" •; • THIS CURIOUS WORLD MAVBE WE EAT TOO MUCH / LIVES ON TWO A W£&<, VET rfs HAS EXISTED SINCTE THE DAVS op THE DINOSAURS. BY Nt*5lRVICl.tNCM M.Rfau.S rM.OTF. -FIVE. GO TO AAAKE UP THE WOR.D (LATIN) ( CELTIC) (HEBREW) ( GREEK) (ENGLISH) is THE •( WAV AAADE: OF ANSWER: Trie Milky Wny is conrprorcl of an immense number i)l stiivs Joo fnint lo bo seen scparati-ly with Uie ••naked eye, Inil parked so closely together ihai llicir combined liyht produces Ibc milky niipcnriincc. NEXT: Gr.ipcfnilt was a novelty al'wlial world's (air? Little River h'ews OUT OUR 'WAY' , Kulcrtiiin ,M ( Dinner Tavly Mr, and Mrs. Farmer Jackson entertained wiih a dinner party Sunday In honor ol Mrs. Jackson's parents, Mr. and Mis. Joe R. King I or Catron, Mo. ' ; 1 Other guests included: Wnllcr King Jr., of Catron, Mr. andlMrs. K. U. Powell and son, Tommy of Marked Tree; Mr. and Mrs. Ctirpc Johnston mid 'children. Mr.'mid Mrs. Iliiccy Owens and John King, of Homeland; Roy Whistle of Flootl- uay; Mr. ami Mrs. King, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Johnston and children and Den Eoff of Little Hlvcr. Annually, lirilish hcii.vewivcs bu.v 1,600.000.000 tins of foodstuffs. NOW -JiST A MINUTE TILL X &ET •^J THIS STRAI&HT— YOU'VE 6ONE ^) AROUND TH' NEIGHBORHOOD -, 60T ORDERS F6R SIX I OF HONEY, BUT YOU P1ONT TELL ME - 1 \ NOTHIN' 'BOUT TH 1 BEES...VvKEEE'S T^h VOUR BEES? SiV' / I GOT HIM \ UNDER THAT By J. K. Williams 0 UR BOARDING HOUSE ^villi Majorlooplc ^' '"f 1 V***?-'»"•"««* K«VKt. *- V r; „..!!?""- BUSIER THE BEE ^Ot^.WIU-lAM^ <-»> J WEDNESDAY, -JUNE- 28, 1939 SERIAL STORY - -- . BRIDE ON A BUDGET :'-BY. JANET- COPYRIGHT I»M. \NfA KHVICr, INC. Vmftrdnyi llnri lo«r« hi* IIKMICJ- Wllfll JllfctlllllllCILl IjUVerN I/ill (u |i.-i)-. lie Is mortiKe. '(lieu lie niU'KrM « severe totd, U d<- lirluUK mill IrlH KL-JII]K for M doctor. CHAPTEIl'XH. jltlS roclo down (o (lie hospital in Dr. Pitcher's coupe, right behind llic ambulance, H would do no gooil, as (lie doctor pointed out. Mr. WliitlaUcr would not know anyone for several days to come. He was a vei-y sick man. "Business troubles?" he had asked Iris, in iho little Jiving ronin, utter cxiimininj! Bart. After IclliiiE her bluntly her husband liacl pneumonia. "Vcs," she said faintly. "Well you look like a sensible young lady. You go right down to your job and hold things together; ir worry got him into this stale, then he'll recover a lot .quicker,, when he begins to. gain, if he knows you're keeping things running for him. You—ah—work iii Dean Somers' office, I believe? ."Yes." It was cold and blustery and there wns a raw, after-rain bite to (Jie fall wind, but Iris walked nil the way from the hospital to the office. And at noon, after she talked with Ellen Trent, she took (he coat back. "This was what Bart worried about, Iris, you see. Budget payments are fine it everything runs smooth. H nobody, is sick, and everyone keeps working. Or if you've' a reserve fund to fall back on." Tlint was what frightened her. Wo reserve fund. No money saved, no insurance, nothing to fall back on. And Bart sick. He'd have to slay in the hospital six weeks at .least. There'd be the hospital and cloclors to pay. She'd have to live. Maybe -she'd have .to be the sole support of (he family for, a long Iftnc. If Bart, didn't recover from liis illness fast. During (lie clays (lint followed, (lie serene order of Iris' former existence vanished forever. To begin with, she went lo the hospital morning, noon and night. And for five dreadful days, there was no change. For five days, she did not step fool in the room, or even get to the closed door with (he nurse silting on guard at the ward desk, outside. Pleasant, efficient, firm, the nurse was. "For those five days she lived in an awful nightmare of unreality. With worry, growing hydra- headed, every time she slopped working long enough to remember Bart. Remember how ill he was. Hemembcv all that had happened, and all that was happening still lo them. '"'• • '-• t * i'-VV' .... • 'PlIERE was (he shop. The speed ' with which creditors pounced upon the little , shop, attaching everything (hat wasn't already being claimed by rightful owners who liad riot yet been paid for merchandise, was frightening. There was the landlord, talking loud and very angry about three months rent overdue. There were Mils, Mis, everywhere, all of them due, long past due. There was young Howard Lang, allorney al law, and boyhood friend of Barl's. And finally, there was no more shop, and peace. Except for the fact that Ba/t must be told. Sometime. When he was well again, when he was strong enough to bear knowing. Meanwhile, there were her own tangled budgets. There was the Vogue Gown Shop, and the Misses' Budget Shop, and the Charlotte Shoppe. Seated at the lltlle table Bart had enameled for her, the first week of their marriage, Iris sipped a eup of hoi, tea, and nibbled buttered least ami n boiled egg and a- dish of-baked apple. Eating mechanically, she began writing down every single bill, every account. Racking her mind lest she forget a single item. The milk bill, Die drugstore, the jewelers, where Bart had purchased (he diamond ring. She had a stagger- Ing Jlst when they were all set down. Enough to fairly kill her appetite. But she finished the last crumb of toast, poured out the remaining halt cup of hot tea and drank it. Iris had made some momentcus decisions. In the morning, she asked Ellen about second-hand clothes buyers. And at noon, she went to Die dry cleaning and second-hand clothes establishment. . "We'd have to see the garments, Madam," the man told her bluntly. "Sure we buy. But the price depends on the goods. People who buy second-hand clothes don't care about classy duds." Tlio amount she received was so much less than she had expected, Iris was templed not to let the clothes go. She did really need them. But—the bills drove her on. She sold them for what she could get, and took the money to pay on her budget accounts. .She sold the chair and smoking stand, and the furnishings in the apartment. Then she rented a big room with a double bed and comfortable chairs, and a small bath in Mrs. Brady's Boarding House. She moved in that Sunday. A week from her return from her honeymoon-vacation. She moved in, and loft word at the hospital that she could be reached at Mrs. Brady's telephone. On Monday morning, • she' took the diamond backhand -received $20, since Bart ha'd the ring almost paid for. , The $20 cleared up an account she had been unable to pay anything on after sell- ing the greater pSrt of her wardrobe- .... .... • through oil the froviWo &mJ' confusion of those days Iris never missed her friends.; Or noticed > that they were 'curiously occupied, curiously, busy, and loo concerned i with their own affairs to know '• what was happening lo her, or what she was doing. Arid when il was all over, when the shop' was closed, and a FOR RENT sign on i tlie door, when tlie apartment was ' dismantled, and TO LET blazon- (j ing tlie street windows, when'sho * was settled In lier single room at Mrs, Brady's and getting ready to go to (he hospital to see Bart, again, Iris remembered! Bitterness crept over her, as she realized how often Yolandev and Ho, John and Marcia, and Ellen and John, as well as Don:and j*' his \yifc dropped in on , tliem.%' called them for bridge, dancing,!: the movies, or dinner through '&':•' each week. Bitterness filled her^T? throat with a hard lump- anlf tears burned along her eyelids. Then her head came up, and her chin set at (i stubborn angle. All right. Let them. Bart was right. * t * DOMING into the hospilal, that = ^ morning to see Bart, Iris was " met by a smiling nurse. "Good news for you this mowing, Mrs. Whillaker. You're lo see that big husband of yours for a little while. But you'll remember not to excite or worry hirn won't you? And not to slay too long?" Inside the quiet, dim room (hat was much too cold for : com tort, Iris stood by the high while iron bed and felt her eyes blurring K> she couldn't see Bart at all.: Then his hand, thin but-warm, found hers and closed around it tigb(ly. Silently, they stood thus. Silently, while a deep vast prayer of gratitude swelled in Iris' heart,-swept' up to ensult her, until it pounded and beat in her ears like thund{*t "Darling," she whispered shak-' Uy,'"I'm so glad I can sec you." "Stand by honey," Bart tried to grin and decided it was loo much work, but lus dark eyes clung to her face as if hungry for every dearly beloved, familiar feature lie had remembered, "everything's going to be O, K. now." "Of course, darling," Iris said steadily,; "there aren't any more bills now, Bart. And when you're home again, you'll be surprised at how I-can run that budget book. I'm gettting all practiced up now." He grinned Ilien. ••"• "Wife," he said. Dimly, Iris understood. Dimly she realized that her days of being a bride, a'fool- ish, spendthrift, extravagant bride were past. Dimly she'reaiized that Bart." understood. • -And peace came to her soul. ' '"'•' "••"• ;'(TheEnd) " : ' THE FAMILY DOCTOR Babies Begin lo Develop Memory, Walk Begin 6 and 12 Mojilhs'; SO MOOPLE HAS SOLD OLTT, EM, PERCY. •\WD WE'LL HAVE A 8ARKINS BIL1-BOARD NEXT DOOR.' WELL, OUST TELL THAT WALWM<S LARD AD FOR ME THAT A YELPIKja-POS Sf<5M WOULD IMPROVEMENT OVER WHAT XVi LIVING NEXT COOK TO AMD -TELL HIM I'M 1MPORTIMQ SOME AMQOKA GOATS GOIUG IUTO li)E MOHAIR HEY, HOOPLE/ You FOROOT YOUR BOY'.^.-!' •FRIEVJD/ HERE'S YOUR v&\\ DUMMY' 1= _ -ZfrcOFB, U)>e> Hit SCMKt. l\t -!-*&<V» UV 1)1!. MORKIS riSIIllKIN Kdifor, Journal of the American i\l cdit.a I Association, aiid nt Hygriii, Hie Health Mugaziiic During the second half of the first year, the power of memory becomes more evident. Tlie inlant learns to look about for an object which lie has dropped, and will attempt lo pull, toward him a lalilc on which aie things out of his reach. He shakes a rattle, hmh- uicrs wilh n spoon, crumples and ears paper. Each of these eflorls indicates the development of intellect. /M six or seven months he can sit with only slight, support. At six months he can make stepping movement:; If held under the arms. Then at eight or nine months lie usually Icains lo stand while holding to some object. He crawls, by ?lsht months lie not only sees olt jccts well, but is able to pick tliein up. This jtcw ability fascinates him but dislrcwes the mnther. Often he picks iij; pins, specks of dust, bits of iKijwr—nil of which he ptils into his luoiilh. From six lo nine nionlhs Ihc impulse lo put things into bis inotilli is at Us height. Everything lie sets hold of is Indiscriminately sullied into his month. At Mils period particularly such habits as thumb-sucking are likely to develop. * « * Ky the time children are about one year old, from 05 to 80 per cent of them have developed the preference for the use ot one or the other hand, and are fairly well fllong In learning to walk. Tlie psriod al which the various motor abilities develop will give some Indication of the child's future. K there is delay hi learning to use the hands to sit up, stand up, and walk, some damage to the nervous system which occurred nt the time of birth may be Indicated. The delay may not. however, necessarily Indicate retardation of Intellectual development. By Die seconri year, children usually learn control of the bladder and the bowels. For some, this acquisition | s ca sy, but with others, infinite patience may be necessary before complete control Is accomplished. ' • • ' The case ol acquisition of this control may indicate to some degree the type of Intellect. Bui, children who are precocious may, at, limes, be most: resistant to Ihe attempts to teach them bowel and bladder' control. •': . * ' * Studies of cxiJcrls, such ns Gesell and Fenton. indicate thai a 12- month-old baby should hnvc developed such motor abilities as throwing a ball, walking with help, loueilng himself from a- standing to a sitting position, holding a crayon and making strokes,- and holding a cup and drinking from it. . At, 18 months the child usually can handle objects with greater Eineness, turn the pages of a-book, walk or even run, stand on one foot, scribble with a pencil or crayon, lake off his shoes and stockings, wipe up spilled things, use a handkerchief, and eat wiUi a spoon without, much spilling. At about 30 months of age children can recognize different colors, although they may not be able (o name them. The primary colors may be, named correctly by Hie average child of five years. Judgment of weight may not, come until children are from six io eight years of age. Demonstration Club News Notes Have Program Meeting • "Our^ Winter's 'Food" was tlie subject or .the - program presented at the meeting of 15 meeting of the Yarbro Home Demonstration clnb Tuesday afternoon in ilie home of Mrs. Helen Willis. Miss Coia Lee Colemaiv county home demonstration agent, who met willi tlicm, assisted by Mis. J. D. Hemby judged jelly, beans and carrote, after which Mrs. Dave Ab- boll discussed good and bad points of .jelly making. Ho!l call was answered with each members telling what, she had canned this season. Mrs. Jess .Crutch gave the devotional and Mrs. A. R. Chapman read a pofA <• During (he business session', tnb club radio 'program was discussed ami Miss Colauan (old of the experiment station 'nt' Marlanna on visitor's day. . During the social . hour, Mrs. Willis, assisted by her' daughters, Misses Villa' hud Nodliie, -served sandwiches, cake and c.iutly with iced tea. Games were played mid Mrs'. Crutch received an embroiderer! dish' towel /or winning the contest which was conducted. 'Hie next, meeting will be July 11 in the home of Mrs. C. J. Little. Ten Years Ago Today .Tnnt! 28, 1923 Miss Lillian Walker, who Is leaving Saturday night for Pon- llac, Mich., where she will make her home, was given' a party tasl evening by (he Glad Girl's Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church. • Mrs. Clay Hamon and son, Clav Nelson, of Little Rock, arrived 10- day for a visit with Mrs. Hamon's mother, Mrs. Nettie Stewart, They formerly lived here. Dudley Dsnton left today for Meridian. Miss., where lie expects lo bo engaged In farming for the remainder of Die year. Herbert Palno and his sister, Miss Prarl Paine, who have fcecii vlsil- Ing here, left last night for Ne',v Orleans, They were called there by the sudden dealh of their younger" brother, Jewell Paine, IB. "As much soda as will lie upon , a shilling,'' was called for In an old-time English recipe for "par- j kins," or crisp ccckics. Dell News Give Farewell I'.i'rly ' Members of the Crusade G/tnm of the B.'T. 0. or Die. Dell BayjR. church, entertained Mr. nnd IvTiii. C. H. Downs with a farewell parly Wednesday night of last week. Mr. Downs was formerly director ol Ihe Dell B. T. U. Gifts \yere presented both guests' of honor. * • * Blanche Ross' i; visiting friends ' in West Memphis.., ! Mrs. U. L. i"ate spent the weekend, in Jortcsboro with her mother. Jackie Johnson, who has been I the guest of Miss Belly Arm- I strong, has returned to his home j In Carulhersvillc. • Sonny Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. I Braxton Gijl is quite ill al his | home. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Craig sp?nl I the weekend in Couway. They will I be moving this week' to WcJ where Mr. Craig has been elected | agrlcliHurc teacher. In Itrtly, people leave their call-1 Ing cards when they visil the tombs. I Great Britain has one autcmo-| bile lor every n ot its poptilaticii.

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