The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1939 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 30, 1939
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FRIDAY, JUNE 30,1939 FBI! COURIER NEWS *WS oo. Publkber Publish* Every Afternoon Except Buzutay second class matter »t the port- „P« njiTjercti ou» ov-vvm— — ••Rice at Blytlievllle, Arkansas, October 9, 1911. by the United Pres , * SUBSCRIPTION «™ By carrier In'the Olty ot Blythevill*, M.M per year; In zones seven and eight, H»w per year, payable In advance The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them The Day of Reckoning appears to have come to Louisiana. While liuey Long lived, there were many outside the state as well as inside who said to themselves, "Well, the 'man is a little arbitrary, but after all he:Gets Things Done. And he is » friend of the poor." . There is no intention here to sit in judgment over the shade of Huey Long His personal accounts have presumably been settled long since. But the revelation thai Dr.' James Monroe Smith, president of .Louisiana Stale University, has apparently absconded with a half million dollars of public funds turns the mind back to the Long regime. For Smith was appointed by Huey Long nine years ago, a Long pro- tege; whose chief claim to the presidency of a large university in Long's ' mind appears to have been that he had "a hide as tough as an elephant's." • This particular incident will pnss. But let us remember this: Long had set, up'a condition in his.home state which was the nearest approach to dictatorship this country has seen. Under such a setup, the big jobs, the responsible jobs, must go to friends and party suppliers almost without regard to - their'• character or qualifications. Huey's personal feeling for "his" university, to which he prodigally allotted money, and in whose football parades he loved to march, apparently led to the appointment of Smith. That is the -' basis for appointment under a dicta_ torship.- And now, if 'the deliberate charges of the state attorney general are borne" out-L-and the flight of Smith seems to give' them "substance—ttiis appointee " has--Voved a despicable scoundrel, false and .trebly "false to the trust placed iu~ him. • • False first to the public trust which placed public money in' his charge. False second to his trust as one who should have- showed an example of character to' 8000 students, all of whom ' canfjiow only look back to their university days with the reflection, "Yes, I studied under a swindler and a thief." And false yet again to a training and a background which imposed on him greater responsibility than the average—his education at Valparaiso, L. S. U., Chicago, and Columbia. Since Smith has chosen to flee like a piirse-snatcher rather than face the • charges placed against him, it is im,.' possible to present any vestige of any excuse he may have for a well-paid man of this background, placed in a double position of sacred trust, who would so shamefully betray the most elementary honesty and decency. He who chiefly shares this blame is gone. It is of no use now to berate the personal memory of Huey Long, But it may be of use to burn into the memory that a regime th'at rises to power as Long rose, and which maintains itself in power as Long did, cannot be expected to attract the best and most honorable men. It attracts the James Monroe Smiths, and people who pretend astonishment at the Smith defalcation should remember that when there are Huey Longs the Smiths arc inevitable'. Forewarned-, Forearmed At the time when Hitler took over Czechoslovakia,'it was widely expected that Danzig would follow. It didn't. Now everything points to a German i move to seize .Dan'/.ig. And that will be a "crisis," though everybody has known all along that it would happen, probably through a local movement of the majority of Daimgers, who are German. v How great a "crisis" is precipitated by the Danxig seizure' depends on how Poland regards it. For the British are bound to support Poland only if such a move on Danzig is regarded as inconsistent with Polish independence. So before widespread war could result from a Danzig move, Poland lirst, and Britain second, must decide that this ends the independence of Poland. Such decisions may or may hot be made, but in any case the world should be able to consider quite calmly what ought to be done, for the move has obviously been in the cards for many months, and can;surprise no one. Forewarned' is, or ought, to be, forearmed. 4 Matter Of Direction Reformers who try to bring about, their objectives by curbing mid suppressing a perfectly natural impulse usually have '.little success. The only successes are gained by re-directing those same impulses into right channels instead of letting them rush down the wrong ones. ,' : Sanford Bates; ^brtce director of federal prisons, now :outstanding in boys' work, knows^tlisjt The\nian who used to be expert in'vkeeping people in-jail is spending all his time today in trying .to keep them out.' He has learned a lot from both jobs. : ; Now he says: '.."The- motivation that leads boys into mischief ami into joining gangs is' a perfectly natural and ,h;'eaUhfut one, but that same motive can lead to trouble." '.','•'••. That's where; boys' club work comes in. Instead o[ denying and suppressing the "gang instinct" in boys, it provides a "good gang" to run with, and turns those priceless youthful energies into useful and educational channels which provide hope and progress for the future instead of .degradation and death. \ "The nicest thing about being away tit cninp is the way it makes the boys bsick home sutler. By William Ferguson THIS CURIOUS WORLD FOR. PLACED IN EUROPE FOPUt-ARJZEO 'MOST PARTTIALLV DEAF SERIAL STORY PAR IS LOVE BY .,-. ,. Roynlton mfcl« the Klrl ot |J|H lireninn, «'"!» «»<* l1 '" 1 TWO HnncM wl'« »rt p"'" K . lilay oft 11 colt iii:ilcli I" <li;l<;j'» »bu whin her. He "*K« " '< '* " CHAPTER II . S HE gave him a look that made him think of violets with dew on them. "Oh, very private. Honald and Wilfrid." The face of Royalton Augustus Herring clouded a little. "Whal does your father say," lie asked, "to your stilling your life by a golf match between Iwo ""Oh, father. He doesn't know anything about the match. He says a lot of things, though." "He does, eh? What, for instance?" .... The girl appeared » tmnK. -'Well, he says he wishes I d hurry up and marry one of those cussed boys so the other would get the devil out of the house. He says two wrongs never make a "p". RoyaHon Augustus nodded. -'Your dau knows his slim. 1 begin lo gather that lie's not too hot about Ronald and Wilfrid. "No One of them got his goat, but he doesn't know which so he blames them both." "Got his goat? How do you ""Well, the other day Ron put a skeleton in Wilfrid's room. It was sort of a dumb thing to do. And the worst of. it is, he put one of father's top hats on the skele- ° "What did he. do that for? Just lor fun and stuff?" . "Oh he told me he thought it might'shake Wilfrid's nerve. Rattle him for the match, you know. "H'm! It should have. Whose skeleton was it? Not the family's?" •that is, it belonged Your father has skeletons. What's he do, go in for collecting them?" "That's it. Father is an evolu tionist and a paleontologist. Jusl as a hobby, you know. He usec Id be a banker. Bui this was one of his favorite skeletons." * * * • T7OR a moment they sat silent " "Well," said RoyaHon, re [ I really ought to b D live On< Twt Vhi 41 x MO qa: records lor downs'in flatting yomg ^enflh^ ^y an -™l SP —>-," Roy said, "1 don't ourse up over them, eh?" 'But you're hot exactly steamed way." hike the' idea of horning in that '"Well then, what are we going to do? I can't 'talk', to you i£ hotel." * * * .. you're'miles away in a hotel." H ER eyes raked his. "I wont!•> ,,i sn > t there," began Roy, "a dis- aiiswer that. But I'll tell you 1^ bam or aisna ck or some- this much: Mother thinks it wouldl l?1 , be very' suitable. She pegged •»*_«. away at me until I had to. ask -oAjrnARA checked him".with an the twins here for the summer JJ ,• lamation . , "I've got a in order to get some'peace. n ,,l b in ; v( i ve . There's a room over the g arage_thaVBa^ery,Ue But I've sort ot gotten a charm. "Good Lord! .For all summer?" "Yes. I guess she believes propinquity. . so sick ask you-to.stay COUPlt; IJIUiv; IH.I.&-. »- - i ,, , know, it it wouldn't be presum- before dinner that ing. "Shoot," said the girl, i uumu , explain' my presence by the rest" | saying t. was Baskervilfe counn. Im begin I yours?" „„,. , "Herring. Roy She'faced him. "If you W ant to know Miss Gannmg I'm negin- ,^ ; ^-^ ^ ^ »- s&si ffSjbAwti'sfA.U —.--^ * "Iss«^^k:^i5^!= IIOR iillU —aiiu. r- —-» seems a strange thing to do ter all, I don't know you ' 'Well," said Roy softly, "would Who's Baskerville?" . | talent. In lhat house.' 1 He's the chauffeur." J-CMt. Hi I.***** ••' , Royalton Augustus Herring on Augustus! made a lightning decision ' reading "Then I'm going to slay h from yourself, meets the S NEXT: -Do'most animals have backDoncs? Yes, I have a pipeline lo God.—Gov. Lurcu Dudley Dickinson ot Michigan. Washington State Statute Forbids "Loss Leaders" OLYMPIA.~Wnsn. (UP)-Tiie state of Washington is operating I now under its new "unfair pr.ic- •tlces" law. aimed lo halt use of ••loss lenders" by stores and other businesses. Patterned alter the law now in effect !„ marly other state, the t Washington acl was fought - by the lumbering industry opposed the basis on t would nave operating. Already its cost of •nssociatlous" and Already u\u ^^«^ -been Incorporated In Seatte Spokane to look after the cnfoice mcnt ot the law. new "dcgasser" almost whol\i motors. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDINGHOUSE with Major Hoopte ,COMMODORE WHM.6/BUT , .... 'O^ -THE SOUTH PACIFIC/WAS A -FEROCIOUS- Ot-D CHiWSSE .RED WHM-E WfTH A, BLUE HUMP OfJ HIS M>. STUiW -TOFURV BV OUR nr f.POOU3, OLD WILL- CRUSHEP WO OF OUR PCXES W HB BjORMOUS 3WMS,~T>IEM RAMMED A-GREAT l HOLE IMMV SfUROV U7TLE SCMOOKIERjTHE (3RACE //fL.. Y ...., TWO POINTS TOR'ARD OF ^E STAK- &0tf& BEAVi! THESHIP SANK; BUT STEWJM3SEAAWJSH1P SAVED remembering r e a a i u g ^ "^- - " ,_f ™;^ „ „" \ van chauffeur who ran away announced. 'That is, if you wan vay out here in the country miles from any of my friends. So I've got lo let'off steam where an a when I can." "I've got a suggestion to make,, said RoyaHon, with a Machiavellian gleam in his eye. "Why don't you call off this match? That is unless you're wild about either Ronald or Wilfrid, or both. She looked away. "I couldn do that. I've committed mysel ny good, I'd be delighted.. I sup pose there's a hotel somewher around." • She shook her head. Not decent one for miles." "That's - awkward," he sai "Well, I'm game to try an i decent one." "You could stay in the house said Barbara slowly. "I could s you're a boy I met. out in Col rado. I visited out there 1 , u like to'" She smiled at him "Yes I ink so You've got a nice kind ce and a fatheily manner that akes a girl trusting On the hole, you look like a good egg •What about Baskerville? ' 'You meet me here at 5,' said aibara, rising, "and I'll have it 1 arranged Now I've got to go ou'll ha\e to help me ovor^the vail" Royalton Augustus helped In flash he held Barbara Canning n his arms preparatory to helping er up on the wall. Then; so do- nsr he shattered all existing ecords for slowness in assisting young ladies over bunkers. From he top of the wall Babs Canning lashed him an iris-eyed smile. "Oh," she said, the corners of her mouth quivering, "we forgot to look for your watch." "Let U go, let it go," said Royalton Augustus handsomely. "What's watch to one. of the Basker- villes?' (To' Be ConUnued) AV DUNT TANK COMMITTEE EES DO SO MOOCH GOOD, FFJOM ' PE UOOKS OH, IT WAS TERRVBUL! SEH,BUT VT WAS TH WAV YOU SAIP IT — YOU CAN'T USE THAT TONE OF WHV; MERELY TOLP HIM OUR DEMANDS ^*X EXACTLY LIKE WE ITWK AGREED LEAVE ME FINISH BEFORE S'OL) ANOTHER THE AWN ALEXAWDER ALL TAL.KJN' AT I ONCET WHAT A MESS! OH,VE5 THEY DID- FOR TH' COMPAMV, YOU SEE ,THEY GO IM TO SEE ONLV ONE! MAN.TH 1 PRESIDENT, WHO AGREES WITH HIMSELF- FOR THE COMMODORE MACK/HE OUST SANK OMEOFTH5 BESTHOCPUES THE CATALOG WrTH ONE SHOT' WEREVEOM THAT, TOO? COMMITTEE CAN'T * y^occr \AJlTT4 .,—-j*- -TOO MANY COOKS THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. •. »**• «• *• ***• •** Intelligence Tests Measure Child's Intellect, Init Not Fitness for Life - This is the last of four articles by" Dr. Fishbein on how to gauge your baby's development. BY DK. MORRIS FISIIBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, and of Hygcia, "« Health Magazine Modern Intelligence tests probably offer the best means of measuring n child's ability to adapt himself to new situations. The intelligence Quotient Is the perceulage ratio of a child's mental age lo his age in years. Thus, if a child of 8 years tests at Ihe 10-year level, his Intelligence quotient (I. Q-1 ls «»• Mental tests aid In revealing the brilliant and the backward. These tests include simple questions and problems. A child ells what he would do under certain circumstances, explains the absurdity of statements, and solves esls with the standard. Intelligence quotients-have their Imitations. They do not' by any ncans, give a complete picture o the child's abilities. Many children have capabilities in special line, which do not in any way correspond with their general capacity. To reveal these special capabilities, tests must be given for aptitudes in various fields. Only in this way can the proper choice of studies be cccrd gives a valuable indicalion of the child's development. The mother has an opportunity of comparing the child's progress with hat of other children. The nature of the youngster's interest, his choice of reading, his range of information, his power of memory—all furnish" the observant parent a means of measuring intellectual growth.' Bmart children do not always become the most successful adults, nor are dull children doomed to non-productive lives. The smart or gtfled child may manifest characteristics which interfere with producliveness and guide the child into destructive fields. Success Ls not predetermined by Intelligence tests nor by speed of physical and intellectual matur- uy. '..'•• made. _Lr f surdily 01 siawn«;»», E;=E3 problems in arithmetic. |i)u \&: Standards of the ability of the average child of various ages have been obtained by testing large num bersot children: The ability of eacl child Is determined by comparin his ranking in these Sill clltgcncc Gifted children usually have an I Q of over HO; children with an . Q. below 80 rarely have the abll- ly lo graduate from the elemen- ary school, aud those below 100 rarely complete high school. The intelligence quotient measures the Intellect. It does not give evidence of the child's ability to develop general fitness to meet life or cf the special gifts it may possess. Further mental and cmo- llonal tests must be devised to detect these qualities. After a child has entered school the task of recording his Intellectual progress is simpler than in the earlier years of life. The schoo Ten Years Ago Today June 30, 1929 Sunday—no paper. Quads' Mother Bars Visitors . AUCKLAND, N..Z. (UP)-Mrs. O. Johnson of Dunedin, mother of New zealands' 3-year-6ld quadruplets has decided to ban all visitors until the children are five. More than 2,000 people have visited the quads in the last three years and Mrs. Johnson LS tired of inquisitive tourists.

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