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I»AGE FOU1 TEX BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEW8 -'. i •-, THE oocium mn oo. , . /- K. W. HADJES, Publirtwr . !-'\i: GRAHAM STOBURY, Editor • BAUUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager ' Sole tuUoojil A<tf«ctMB« ReptwentaUvM- Arfcumt D»W<*, me. Hew York, Chicago, De- Ut*t, 6^. Louis. Pkllu, iUDM< City, Memphl*. PuUtoed ;E*try Afternoon Except BuncUj u second cl*s« matter «t the poet- •fllbe »t •BrytJiertlle,' Arkuau, under, act of Coagitst, October 9, 1117. ' t * | r Serred by the Onlt«d Pres» . SUBSCRIPTION HATJB3 87 cwrSer In (lie City of Blylheyille. 15o per week, or 85c per month. By mill, within » radius of 50 miles, $3,00 per year,'$1.50 for six months, 75e for three montlu; by;' riiaO !n postal tones (wo to >lx IndusIre, >6.W per year; In zones seven and eight, 110.00 per ye«r, paysble In advance. fFe as Democratic As We Think We Are? The im'mite you begin to lake « thing for granted, you begin to lose it. That's true, of liberty, of democra- 'cy, of religion, and many other things. We think the United States is a democratic country. We hope so, al : any rate. We are impressed by the way in, which foreigners are impressed by .bur'informal manners, and the •lack' of servility in servants. But the truest democratic spirit is in equality, and it will come as a shock to most Americans to read of at least one foreign observer who didn't think we are especially democratic at all. He is Prof. Gumiar Myrdiil of Sweden, an economist now touring the country to study certain problems of American life. Sweden has n king, and Iherc is quite frankly an upper and lower class in Swedish life. But the class lines are not drawn with that finality which exists in Britain, and exceptional persons move from class to class with coin- plete freedom. But Professor Jlynlal, in an interview -with Marquis W. Childs of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, revealed that he felt class distinctions in the United States, subtle but clear, of which he thought Americans' themselves might not be-conscious. Professor-Myrdal noted that Pullman ' passengers" in trains received extreme courtesy,from porters and train officials, biit )hat day-coach passengers got'Scant attention from either. He noted that Park Avenue residents were spoken to with deference and excessive politeness by policemen, but that poorly dressed people ofto'n got sharp words and short shrift from the same officers. Of course it was not the difference in accommodations on the train that impressed- the foreigner, though he felt there was a greater difference in these than in Europe between third- class and second-class trains. After all, the customers were paying for the difference in- physical accommodations, and that was all right. It was the difference in the attitude of the porters and policemen toward people evidently differently situated. Does this.seem a triflling matter? Perhaps. But yet perhaps it is not. For real democracy lies not in equal physical possessions for all, but in equal respect and consideration for all by one another. JfLYTHEVlLLE, (ARK,)' COUBlBtt NEWS Morals and ethics hmc no valldily awaliere unless valid everywhere.-Frank M. Sheldon. Science on the Scent . Now they're photographing the taste of'cheese. This mysterious entity to which wo arc accustomed to refer unanalytically as "Science" lias done |t again. Out at Urbana, III., Dr. S. L. Tuckey has been awarded $1000 and a gold medal for tjiis unusually candid bit of photography. It seems 'that the taste of cheese is due to the breaking up of its proteins into ammo acids.- X-ray difi'raclipi) photos show the shadows of masses of protein atoms, whose ar- angcmcnt indicates the taste, All this is of great value to dairymen, but the ordinary cheese-lover is probably not yet at a point where he can gaze at a cloudy X-ray plate, smack his lips, and imirrmu' "W-jn- in-m! '['hut's the best bit of Gorgou- xola 1 ever tasted!" And yet, so dix/y are the peaks scaled daily by Science, that we may yet come to this, who knows? Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but U an acknowledgement of Interest In the subjects discussed. It Is In Effect the Merit System . The ]3nr Association of Lllllo Rock and the Junior liar,were in died .testifying lo the valtu of (he-merit system in public .office when they imld (heir 'remarkable tribute to the Intc Oscar U McNnlr and lo his successor ns chief deputy circuit clerk, V. 8. O'Neill. Pnlnski county has not established (lie merit system under n civil service statute. Bui Iho lawyers of ihls county recognized that In a public office of peculiar Importance to members of the legal profession, -a key employe hud held his position on merit and'Ills successor had been chosen on merit. . . Surely thill ivoiild be ,thc desirable situation In every public office'.' Whnt do we huve Instead, us n ijc-iicral rule? In the stale government we, have from 25,000 to 50,000 application.'! for places on Ihe slate, pny roll pouring lii at each change of administration. And what many ol Ihe applicants urge is. not their special- qualillc.itions nhd Illness for particular jobs, but Ilielr political services !o the winning cniiuidntc for governor. rAlpng with them come legislators with political ,debls to~ pay with palrouugc and campaign promises' of Jobs to redeem. The result !s a heavy turnover of employes in stale offices, with raw recruits replacing workers who have acquired some familiarity with their duties, which the Institute ;of'-.Public Administration called one of the chief 'toiirccs of waste in the state government-of Arkansas. For a time, following (lie enactment of n slate civil service law In .1331, there WHS hope for escape from these coiiclitions. Uut (lie 1030 legislature kilted the merit system and until that action is remedied Arkansas must continue to go through the periodical polllicnl'scramble for Jobs. Ami. the-'public pnys the bill. —Arkansas Gazette. • SO THEY SAY There are some of lis who have not wnnlcd to die for Prague, Valencia, Memo), and Danzli. Now across" Die Atlantic there arc those who do not want to die for London, Gibraltar, Strasbourg, and Parls.-Ilenri rtc Kercllis, French newspaper writer. * * r U is clear thai though the cacophony of a swing band may fill the soul of a Jiltcrlnig will! rapture, it "nils the nle with barbarous dissonance" in Ihe ears of a weary worker wooing tired natures sweet "restorer.—New York Supreme Court Justice Samuel llofstiidtcr. MONDAY, JULY 10, 1939 SIDE GLANCES by CaJbrfc'rth PAR IS LOVE BY EDWIN. 'RUtt 'Ht* "The calalojj didn't say anything about three girls' camps in the same neighborhood!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson INVADED BACKV/^RDS IN GREENRJVER, WVCJAAIN<3, AND CUT DOWN TREES AND SHRUSBERV/ CCFR. O3SBYNIASEIWCC, INC, : 1. M, flic. V. S. PA1. OFF, OVAT.E, AND ARE USED IN DESCRIBING WH/KT J . ON THE W(MGS OF •THE SEVENTEEN-VEAR CICADA, .HAS.SEEN FiElSAROEO BV ' SUPERSTITIOUS PERSONS XV3 A Si<3N OF _ ANSWER: Leaves. They arc- thus described . ncciirajcly tor denHfication. will, such key words giving their pcsilion, 05, the Iwig, formation, shape, and design of margins. , NEXT: What does crime coil us? ' Ten Years Ago Today , OUT OUR WAY <5al !i. linrrisoir. prominent local attorney and former district, prosecuting attorney, was named a member o fttic stale bar examin- Ing board of the second slate rils- 'irict. I Mrs. Lute Hutjbanl is .couvalesc- • Ing at her home on west Matu street from Injuries received when she fell to (he pavement late Mon- day afternoon. 'Hie heel of hci shoe caught- in a flag hole in the sidewalk causing (he accident, Mrs. May li. Alclridgc left: Tuesday afternoon for Greenwood Miss., where she will spend her vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Blair arc expected home tomorrow - from Ptfemphis where they have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wcll- ford In llcin Park. ' Mr. and Mrs. Lyle novil arc cn- roulc to this city tiom Hollywood. Calif., w'herc they spent u short time. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING loUSE "with Major Hoople AWAY.' OH. KIM6 _ ,_ ^. P^kjncw? <S=3 BUT jOUKfioT HIS MEAD fcUTofF, WHICH SPOILED j-nis AV/AV, HAUL AWAV/ ™m L DIDN'T; SEE JT, I'D vSUESS SGHETHIM5 MAD AYE, AVV3OR.' D'YE 7MIMK IT.AM6MT A WEB BIT BETTER •IP ViC- ' SikKjTMt \VHOLE THIM6 IM -JLKST THE OU5 RIC3MT UP &.M ALLEY' COMMODORE! , , rW FAVORiTB /"" CHAXTTEY"^ C 6V OME OF E Mk,3C "PAVORITS BOPW THIKIV YEARS TOO SOOO CHAPTER IX «QOSH," said Barbara, reeling a little, "lhal was sudden. Do you often run amuck like Ihis? Jle held her close. "I get allao and 1 can'l slop. In fact, I feel an attack coming on right now . , ." A heavy step sounding along the veranda interfered with the immediate plans of Mr. Royalton Augustus Herring. Babs pushed him ,-nvay quickly. "Steady, Yale!" she whispered. "It's the mater. Up with Ilia loins arid lalte a social line. ; Society's her long suit." "Barbara!" Mrs. Canning came on ponderously, bumping a chair here and there in the darkness. "Yes, Mother," said Barbara sweetly. "Your father . . ." began Mrs. Canning and stopped, suddenly aware of a third person. "This is Mr. Herring, Mother," Barbara informed her. "Oh!" Mrs. Canning peered at a dark shape. "I didn't realize anyone v;as with you. How do you do, Mr. Herring. 1 don't think I've ever mel ..." "No, you haven't" cut in Barbara. "Mr. Herring is down about Baskcrville, Mother." "Baskerville? What's the matter willi him?" "Nothing much. Only he's a black sheep." "Black sheep? What do you mean?" ,"Just that Baskerville's very well connected, Mother, and we never knew it. Mr. Herring's his cousin." "The family has done everything, Mrs. Canning," said Roy glibly. "But poor—er—Baskerville is a hard case, lie will be a chauffeur. It's in his blood, I guess. And, of course, it's a great worry lo us." "1 see." Mrs. Canning, peering inlo the gloom, did not see nl all. "You say the name is Herring? Are you one of the Boston Herrings?" "Yes—ah—that is, distantly related." "I used lo go to school with Miranda rynchcon-Herring," said Mrs. Canning reminiscently. "Fancy," said Mrs. Canning Elowly, "Baskcrvillc's being related to poor Miran'da." "Of course," said Roy, "the relationship is several limes removed." "Ah, yes. Db you know any of the Pyncheons?." i • ., "I've met a'fcw here and there." "Well, what are you doing"about Baskervllle?" ,. "Oh, nothing. We gave up trying to do anything long ago. We're jusl relieved that he has suclj a nice situation." . .... "He's an excellent chauffeur," Jd Mrs. Gaimin g. "I shouldn't like lo lose him. "There isn't a chance," Roy assured her, "He's very happy," "Weil, i m usl go in. The night air doesn't agree with me. Good evening, Mr. Herring. Are you staying or driving". . ." At this point she hegan to cough. "Heavens! I must get out of (his air. Good night!" She bumped her way back .along the veranda, leaving Royaltori Augustus devoutly thanking his Maker for haying created night air. .. Mv nrn , "Poor Mother,": said Barbara, minded C "She's got a touch of asthma. But you—you're really a very swell liar." "WILLIAM," said Hoyallon Augustus Herring, looking up at the tree, "do you see What 1 see?" • "You mean that thing?" asked Master Billy Canning, pointing. "I do, indeed." • "Well, what about it?" demanded Billy, a lad who liked to gel al the hearl of things. "William, I have an idea. Really, it's more than an idea, il's stupendous and colossal. You might even :all it a Conception, a Vision." , "Aw, nuis," Billy, said, unawed. |1 "There you go," said Roy. "Can't :et a dreamer savor his dream. nadir was (oo mucli. He collapsed upon a bench and put his head in his .hands, Fixing his eyes moodily upon a weed, he concentrated. How , to insure success? in the midst of 'his brooding Ihe weed suddenly disappeared, covered by a black suede slipper. Roy slaited . ,.' ' ' " . "Calm yourself," said Barbara "It's only I. Why, Uoy, you look positively miserable." "I am," he, said. "I'm worried." She sat down beside him. "Tell Mother!" , "Thai's II," he said. "It's aboul , . Mother and Mother won't help. Babs, dear, can'l you give those Iwo skates the air and tell 'em we're engaged?" "My promise," Barbara re. "Oh, Lord! Suppose 1 fail arid Ihe match is played?" "Your hard luck, old boy," said Barbara. "You're a cold, heartless, callous, unfeeling woman," Roy said. "And boy, how f love you!" "It sounds like it." "Well, you don't seem conscious of how hard I've worked. Last night after you left I read "Prin- Suppose I told you that that thing up there might be the means of saving you some embarrassment tomorrow?". .' "You mean, put Ron out ot the match?" •. . Roy made a deprecating gesture. "Finesse, William," he said, "is not one of your strong points. Cultivate subtlety, my boy. Learn to mask the emotions. By the way, is there a ladder in this bailiwick?" "Now you're talking," Billy sairl, , approvingly. "Sure there is. mid the end of it for you. "I'll . "Not yet, my lad, not yet," said Roy. "Later, William, when shadows fall." . * '• • * ROY sauntered away across the lawn. All thai long day before the match he had been busy and he was not altogether easy in lis mind. Suppose, horrible bought, but suppose that his carc- Fully-planned strategy went on the rocks! There would then be nothing for it but." to .stand fcy and watch 'either Ronald or Wilfrid carry off the prize. Involuntarily he shuddered. The thqughVof one of those bullet-headed, golf .goofs thus arising to the top of the world and himself cast to the ciples of Evolution" for hours I've skated on thin ice all day willi your .father over the cursed slufT ve given those two bozos gol£ lessons liii I'm nearly crazy. Your mother backed me into a corner his morning and had me jumping like a pea in a hoi frying-pan trying to cover up about the Pyn- cheons. Now I want peace. I • THE FAMILY DOCTOR «. •. »*T. Fi-equenl Examination Is Best Defense Against Coronary Thrombosis BV OK. [UOIIIUS nSHREIN Ktlitnr, Journal of the American Ale,dic»l Absnciatinii, aiiii of Hygcis, ilic Health Magazine For some years now physicians have known of the conditiph called coronary thrombosis, resjwnsiblo for carrying oil many of our most iniiiorlnnt workers in Ihe most ac- There is one method by which the human beitig may give himself, more than an even- chance; have a physical examination at least once each year in order to determine HID changes that, are taking place in the heart, in the blood vessels and "In the blood pressure, and get sound advice re....v >iu>.YV.IVI J,I Hit; I]IUOb JtL ,'-^"vj.i.. v, Oltll gt;^ aUUJIlt itllylCC live years of their lives. President JEarding" the hygiene of living. Coolirtgc died ol this disease,- as ditl also Senator Walsh of Montana. Hardly. a , week goes by in which the death of some important worker is not recorded. •. 'J'lie condition is not, however, mrlusivcly one of ndvanccd 'years, neccntlv physicians in the Mayo Cfit.ic recorded 30 "coses less than -10 ycftrs of age. The conditioti was" described cli.ssic.illy by Dr. James li. Itcr- rick in 1912. At the lust meeting of the American Medical Association in St. Louis he received the Distinguished Service Award ot (he American Medical Association chiefly for this contribution. Among the 3(1 cases mentioned there was one in a man only 22 years old and another In a man 23. The remainder were all in • people between 30 and 39 years Of age. Women who develop this condition usually develop it later in life than do men. Apparently there is a tendency of Ihe condition to develop in people in families In which other other members have suffered with high blood pressure, sudden death or heart disease. The suddenness of Ihe condition Is Indicated by Ihe fact without any pain, whereas in three others it occurred In the midst of strenuous work. In eight cases the people were participating In moderate activity; four had just completed a meal, and three had just awak- cnrd from sleep. The seriousness of the condition Is shown by the fact that Die average period of surviw.1 after tho fust a Hack, was 22 months. * » • The occurrence of these cases in young people emphasises the fact th,T| this disease Is occurring with Increasing frequency, and ' that both patients and physicians must be on the watch for those preliminary, symptoms which Indicate, thai somc.hius may be wronE. Most of all It is an Indication ot the fact (hat live speed and the nature of modern living are placing burdens on the human body which It was not constituted to bear. . me fliayo ^ v*...v.v. & >- </ •s'in people soclal usage by answering n( , c lowinc' questions, then Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct against below: the fol- checking the authoritative answers 1. Should the silver for serving be placed beside the dishes or In them? . 2. Should iced coffee be served in ..*...„ j,u*n_l.-, i want quiet. I even want flattery How about telling me you think Im a swell guy?" "Oh, I do." "Say it with more conviction!" ' "All right. I think you're wonderful." "And even 'if I fail tonight, you'r going.to, pack Ronald and Wilfrid in ice?" "Roy Herring, you're trying to make it a sure thing." "I can't take a chance on losing you," said Roy glumly. Her big eyes mocked him. "You disappoint me. Here I was thinking you a cool-headed gambler accustomed to long shots. I've been pulling for you to make a coup. But now I find that you simpiy want to be insured against loss. Well, (hat settles it." She made a move to get up. "I'm going off and get engaged to cither 'Ronald or Wilfrid right now." Roy's hand caught hers. "Impossible. ; Ronald and Wilfrid are down in back of the garage practicing arid.'glaring at each other. I ; can't have them disturbed,-' • "Then will you-be good and go on^beirig a gambler?", "Yes, dear," said' Roy meekly. (To Be Contintwa)- a cup? 3. May paper, napkins .be used for a very informal .meat served out-of-doors? 4. In setting a table, where should one place the iwater glass? 5. Is it polite to talk about sickness or accidents-at the table? What woitld you do \f— You are a man and like to carve, but you are short arid that makes it-rather, tilfllciTll. .Would you— . .(a) Feel that you must sit to : carve, even if it Isn't con'• ' venieht? . i . (b) stand to carve? Answers 1.-Beside Ibeni. 2. In" a glass. 3. Yes. " 4. At the tip of the knife. 5.'No.' , •' - .'...:'.•:• . Best, "\Vhat Would You Do" solution—(b). ; : -' Civilization Fatal to Beaver CHA<JRIN PAtUS, O. (UP)—A beaver,-whose species virtually has been extinct for 100 years, tcok o fling at civilized life here—but regretted 'his' adventure before it could orientate pound rrdcnl's itself, first The 45- encounler with modern life was an automobile's fender. The pelt is now en exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. HOLD EVERYTHING .By Clyde Lewis "Look, Mntna-thal's the place where Daddy is haivi'ua. \my bicycle iixcuM" '