The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 5, 1939
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PAGE FOUt BLYTHEVILLE. ^ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIEB NEWS THX OOUJIIKR NEWS 00. 8. W. KAINB3. Publkbcf J. GRAHAM 8UDBURY. Editor 8AMUXL f. MORRIS, Advertising MUMg«r Sole Ntiioml AdrcctttBc tzkioiu Eailie*, Inc., New York, Chicago, De- tnit, St.' Louk, D*Uu, KiniM Ctty, Uemphjg. Published Krtrjr Afternoon Except Bund*; filtered »s lecond class natter « the po»t-' •8ic« it Blytheville, Arkansu, under »ct ol Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by the United Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of BlythevlUe. 150 per week, or 65o per month. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, 13.00 per je»r, fl.50 lor six months, 16c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, 16.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, HOJOO per year, payable In advance. JVoio Is the Tune For All Good Men— With the objectives of flic rcccnily enacted Hatch bill, no one can quarrel. • In fact, with the objectives of the bill, no one has quarreled. There are two of them: Kirsl, to prevent federal employes from being blackjacked out of purl of their pay by forced campaign and party finul assessments, and second, to prevent national parly conventions from being "stacked'" with federal office-holder delegates who are under obligation to the. existing regime. .President Roosevelt, hailing the Hatch bill as "a step in the right direction," lias signed it, and it is now the law of the land. Like moat solutions, however, this one raises a new problem in its stead. There seems no way to carry on a republic like our own without political parties. Political parties demand organization. Organisation demands money. Where is Ihc money to come from now 7 In the first place, stale parly organizations and office-holders are nol affected by this federal act. Jl is not impossible that the next parly conventions will he as heavily weighted with state office-holders as those of the past have been with federal. Unless and until states pass similar legislation, Ihi-i is bound to he true. hi', the second place, since federal office-holders may no longer lie tapped more or-less at. will for party 'funds, both parties when in power will be ;'.;••.-faced with the problem of how to raise . v tliem. Voluntary contributions may still, of course, be made, and it is possible that most federal job-holders, long educated in the knowledge of , which side of Ihe bread is thickest spread with butter, will continue lo contribute to party funds on a genuinely voluntary basis. . The alternative is lo go back to Ihc system of large, lump-sum contributions just before elections from those who have it lo give, like Rockefeller or the United Mine Workers. Efforts have been made in the past to devise plans for broadening the. base of party support, and both major parties would welcome means of securing regular, even though very small, contributions from rank-aml-iilc members. The radical parties here, and the lo- talitarian parties in Europe, have solv- . ed this problem. They simply lap all members automatically for a .slice of their weekly pay. This, in a country where political al- OUT OUR WAY Icgiancc to parlies is less fixed, is scarcely desirable. Most Americans; want lo know who's running before they decide which party to support. But the study of ways to broaden as far as possible the supporting base of all major political parties is worth the attention of all of them. Widespread voluntary support, nol only JUKI before election, but all the year 'round, is Ihc democratic way to inainlain a party .system in a republic. Two-Wuy Spiral, There has been so much talk of the "vicious spiral" of dcKcendini.; business conditions, (bat we forget that all such spirals can work both ways. 11 is true that when one business falls oil', discharges workers or reduces pay, Ibis cuts purchasing power, and in a widening i:irelu ils effects arc fell on other business, lending lo di'ag them all downward. That is the spiral, lint if is a two-way spiral. When one business picks up, hires more men, pay, llii.s money is .spent on other businesses, which tend lo pick up in turn. The spiral lias been reversed. Alfred l\ Sloan, Jr., of General Motors in his quarterly report notes that "there are equally effective and powerful forces which, OIUM; set in motion and given freedom to act, will build an ascending spiral leading to new levels of prosperity and progress." If seems possible, with business already betler than expected, with Congress adjourning, and with a somewhat quieter international situation, Ihat such an upward spiral is beginning lo uncoil. Surely thai is a time for everyone who can do .so lo release pnrcba.sing, expansion, employment, in- vcslniwit, or any other means of speeding up the spiral. Nei o ConqtihUidorcs? Probably four "or live thousand Loyalist refugees from Spain have already filtered into Mexico; lliere are more lo come. This situation adds interest to a political .situation already fraught with tremendous -possibilities. Leaders of the immigrants have insisted repeatedly (hat they come not as political pawns, but as men seeking a new start. This remains to be seen. Certainly Slnxico needs immigrants, for (he country is tliinly-populalcd, and not l»o well supplied with men of technical and scientific, training. But already there is opposition. They are war veterans, say opponents, imported lo make a nucleus of a left-wing militia which could be used lo seine or hold power against the elect ion rolunus. The problem of assimilating them into Mexican life lias been seriously un- rlcrliikcn. The rcsulls, no ono can yel, foresee, lint the situation adds a piquant note to an electoral campaign next year which will determine whether Mexico will continue leftward, and how far', and how fast. Democracy falls through want or distortion ol InrormsiUon. Thai Is why 11 controlled anil nuiw.led press is a universal feature of totalitarian and would-be totalitarian systems..—Or. Jnmr.s Henry Ktishbrooke, ol London, It) the Baplhl World Alliance. I SIDE GLANCES _corr_im«»rit»<:. i.H.ntc U.S.MT oir SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1939 "1 wiinI my luiir ciil jiisl like Dnrlrly's THIS CURIOUS WORLD '/£> OF AN INFANT CONTAINS THAN THE SKULL. OP AN ADULT • THE sruoy OF RTHQUAK THAT OCCUR. HAS GIVEN US- MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE EAPLTH'-S INTERIOR- FOUR. THAT POLLINATE _ ANSWER: Flower pollination is carried oh by many kinds of insecls, such as bees, anls, Hies and moths, and by certain kind-, of bals. NEXT: First magnitude alhlclic slars. Down JYIcinory Lane lor next- year. .UcvlUc: Ten farmers cluvsm Uxlay as "master Fanners" in ccn- nccticn •with the annual Farmers week in progress hero, indutlc E. S. U'fkly of (tic Ktownh community. •Mr. WiUly n)so was awarded "master farmer" honors in 19'28 for his prepress ami iippUcnlion cf the tH- vcJ'sifinitioil system, Five Years Ago Miss Gallic Crcnsliuw of Utlle Rock, who WHS formerly connected \ill1i the Mississippi county rlcpiul- niont cf r.duration in this city, hy.s avvivcd Hero I o sjicnil a week c;*mpJiiK')»in» for H;il Norwood. i;m- dutotc for aUoinpy-t;encnH ot Arkansas. By J. K. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major IIooplc WME MI STARTS TO F1TO-I IM SO-WE CAWU,TH' P>fi BOUKICEDOUT UKE KUBSAH 6M.L-5—THERE 6CES TWO C5 'EM, MiSTAH WHAM ! TM6 TWLBO'O SURE 15 TOPHEWV \VITl-l PCM! is YOU A woa- MSTAM J(C E /£ YOJ ONU WHISTLE M? VJORD, ! THOSE SWIUE ARE ASTOUMDIUQ GALLOPERS^ M f IKI W.y DA.Y X WAGERED L&R35 SUMS OVJ MORSES THAT W5RH tJCT SO SWIFT Cr FOOT .'SUPPOSE ~L MOLD "W OR M-LTME ' CSiT OUT VJ' BuRM BfefTci-lES f f ff^4f fyirv^ WL^y^^TT^fcvAf; ^iMr^MV -f ~H'i -^ liPdMl^: t—~\, ^-"^ p_ >x-1 U I 1-TTl t SERIAL STORY WAR AND A WOMAN BY BETTY WALLACE PVRIOMT, 1839, NEA SERVICE, IN Hj-cr .-!< Mnri'ln'ii i>nrly. "Vou Vnn'l IK- mil," liv *;,,„. «!•>•,. ,i,il r ihliiKl i» )HT lieurl. Tlicii »hc ,IH- COVITB lie Is Jlniiiiy C u o|irr, I lie itian Jltirclii IN KO!IIK to nmrrjrl CHAPTKll II J^INDA felt her heart sink with sick surprise. Then dismay rose ;md choked her. She could nol speak. .Slie was like a girl o( sloiie jis Marcia tame forward, nil unaware, and took Jimmy Cooper's arm possessively. "Everybody's waiting for yon, I'd begun lo think maybe something had happened." Jimmy's lips opened, but no sound tamo. Linda was (urning away, the blood pounding in her ears. Never before in all her life bad she looked into ;i man's eyes and experienced that slrange and singing ecstasy, that nameless wonder thai had stolon over her as slie looked up at Ihis man. Her hands were shaking and her knees felt queer, but she had lo get eonlrol of herself. She hat! (o sound natural. "I guess 1 looked so forlorn standing here by myself he IliauKhl you all had shoved me oul." she said. "Shoved yon oul!" Marcia cried. "Kvery unattached male in there has already asked me wlio you are. I'll have to keep a careful watch over you, Miss. Because after all, you arc- engaged. "Engaged 1 ;" asked Jimmy Cooper dully. "Of course she's engaged, lummox! Did you ever see a girl with a face like Ihat who wasn't engaged?" Marcia dragged at- him, "Come on, come on! Mother's wailing, and Dad, and everybody." They went in together, Jimmy and Marcia, while Linda ht back. "I only imagined it," she told herself, over and over. "Nothing happened. lie—he didn't mean anything. It just—it was nothing!" Yet she- knc\v, beyond any shadow of doubt, that Jimmy Cooper didn't usually say, "I—I've only dreamed you, haven't I?" He simply wasn't that kind, no more than she was (he kind whose heart lurched every time a handsome man smiled at her. She Iried hard not lo look his way. Not lo sec how ho was devoting himself, conscientiously, to Mara;i. Lindr< was graleful for the rush of faceless forms in Navy white who danced with her and brought her things to eat and asked her questions which she scarcely heard. Al midnight, she Iried lo slip upstairs. But Marcia caught sight of her. "Tired, Linda?" "Awfully. It was such a long trip." •Marcia hooked her arm in Linda's. "You're not going without saying good night to Jimmy? I've talked about you so much he feels as I hough lie knows you awfully well already." She wanted to ask, "Did he say that?" She didn't, of course. And then she was standing beside him, her eyes avoiding his. "Good night," she was whispering. "I— I'm going upstairs." His hand came oul, and she felt it burn for an instant along hei fingertips. "G o o d night, Miss Storm," he satd. Why did she know, so irrevocably, m that, moment dial it wasn't her disordered imagination torturing her? Something had happened between then —something lie was feeling a;, strongly as she felt it. * •*• * ALONE in Ihe guest room, she. tried lo shake Ihc mood fron- her. It refused lo go. Queer hov she could stTll see his face—the laughing brown eyes, the Icai tnnncd cheeks, the way his lip: smiled. . . . Btil Ihis was madness! Jimmj Cooper belonged to Marcia King Linda herself was engaged t' George Cameron. She loved him She bad loved him for ft long time and she wore his ring. In the fal! "Votr don'l wanl to see (lie stalionl" A/ora'a echoed, blaalfly. . . •. "All those planes," LimJa ucnl on, "thty rcntim/ mo o/ boinos lalling on women and children."' they would be married, ncsolute- she put Ihe whole fanlastie incident away from her. In the morning, sho awoke with feeling of heaviness, of dread ml guilt. Then memory crowded town. Last night. Last nighl, and immy Cooper's eyes. . . . She forced herself to concentrate in George Cameron. There was ; n old saying, "Out of sight, oul if mind." Did that account for he haziness that had slipped over corge's /ace, <ns she thought of ,im now? His face. Painfully, she >ut the features together. His jluc-gray eyes, behind their rim- ess glasses. His square jaw, his tern mouth. But somehow, try hough she would, the whole thing did nol jell. It was Hke straining o get a good look at a picture in "our hand and finding, horribly, that something was the matter ,vith your cyesighl. "I must be going crazy!" She would nol look at him again. She would be casual, and cool and impersonal. He could not be feeling the things she was feeling. came rushing into her room. "Good morning. Hey, where are you?" "Taking a shower," Linda mumbled. . "Guess who's wailing downstairs? Jimmy! He's going lo help mo take yon around on a real (our of the station, Linda. You'll be Ihrilled. You've never seen We'll inspect all the planes anc' watch the cadels and you cnn evci sit in the cockpit of a bomber. Too anything like Ibis. That quicl- glimpse yesterday was iialhing bad you can't go up. but regulations don't allow ladies in service planes, although I have heard it's been done on the sly." How un troubled she was, how gloriouslj happy! Linda got through her dressing somehow. When sho sat before Ihc- mirror, applying her rouge facing Marcia's clear eyes, it wa. terribly difficult to say, "No. I— T don't want to sec the slatior again." But she said it because she knew it. had lo be said. She had no interest in the station. She mustn't be too much in Jimmi Cooper's company before tha wedding a week from .Sunday. "Don't want lo?" jMarcia echoed blankly. "I never heard of such thing! Everybody loves lo look he station over." Linda was mis- irahly awaro that Marcia had iffcred her n great boon. Nol !o ipprccialo it must seem inexpli- •able to a Navy girl. "I know most people would— vould like lo go—" she floundered. ''But I—well, all those planes nake me feel uncomfortable. They •cmind me of things I'd rather not hink about. War, and bombs fall- ng on women and children. The world's so upset these clays. The papers are full of jittery headline?. She was nol being tactful. Cer- iainly, she was not being polite. 5ut this meant a great deal to icr, and it was the truth. At .east, it was half the truth. The oher half was that she would rather sit herein this room alone :ban get into-that .car. wedged in between Marcia and Jimmy Cooper. Marcia sat tn (he bed with startled abruptness. "Linda .Storm, are you stark, raving mad? 1 know you're an intelligent girl. More intelligent than I'll ever be, maybe. 1 guess 1 am flighty and" I hardly ever read the newspapers. Except for who married who. But honey, the';? plane; here at Pensacola mean protection and defense for our country! My father and Jimmy antl ail those boys here learning to Ily arc what, stand between us and ever gelling in the mess the rest of Ihe world is in!" Linda tf>ok a dscp biealh. "Look, Marcia. Put me down as queer. I've got. a phobia about those planes. You go some piace witli your Jimmy, and I'll potter around by niypelf." But.Marcia wa5 dismayed nnd hurt. The funny litlle snub noso wrinkled, and .the sofl,. velvet brown eye.i blinked lo keep the tears back. "I especially asked Jimmy, to b.e nice.lo 3'on. Look at me, Linda. Tc.ll rue Ihc truth. Is it.because, you don't, like him, personally? I. thought last night yon were a lillle stiff. Did hi say something out.(here en the porch? Oh..darling, don't tell me you've taken, a dislike to Jimmy!" (To I!c Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Mouse-Fly, a Filthy Disease-OaiTier, Js Prolific Breeder, but Shorl-Lived • UV J)H. iUOKKl.S I-'ISIIHEIN , the e'eg rfrfnc requires about. 20 Ktlilor, .Imirnul nf ]\1 c il i r. ^ I Association, ;intl of (lie llc.'tllh MiR.mitc American hours; Ihf; larvnl stage, fj ci;ws; Hie For ninny yrars the house. pupii stage about. 4 days, which mate a total ot about, 10 days from Ihc »i>i>earane.c of the -egg lo the development of the adult fly has been under suspicion as being not on!y an annoying insect j fly. That means that there can be but. also one capable of menacing.' from 10 lo 12 generations of one health, l-'lies which come in ron- j fty family in one season." tact with loot! or drink after hav- j A female fly lays from To to 1:12 been hred in filth aie, obvious- 155 e ?gs at"a time and can indulge ly, a menace to health. ;„ f , e veral such layings at -intsr- The common house fly got its v 'nls of three or four days. A fe- me because that is where it. ii j mn le fly can begin laying eggs ino.-t. eoemnonly seen. One inves'.i- j from 3 (o 12 days after emerging gator collected morn thnri 2S.003; from the pupa stage. The records flies in dining rooms in different indicate that a .remain fly may lay <r, of the United Kt.ites. Ninety- ' right, urr cent, of Ihwe which he collected were of variety— 3 many as 160 eggs in one batch, Ihiit large batches cwi be deposited 'at Intervals 'Of 3G hours and namely, tiin common house Hy. I that one female fly during her life- Whcn the nies wen- cxainlned they j (jnic 1lt hy lay 21 batches or a " avevaged about, equally between the two .sexes, nllhonch il lo 57 per cent \vnre- females In contrast to 43 to « per cent of males. * * * The life of the fly is not a long one. It pa.'-pcs through a number of slaa«' "ic egg slaee. Hie larva I total of M60 eggs in 31 days after the emerges. * * > :' Flies prefer filth. The favorite material on which eggs are deposited and on which fly larvae feed is excrement, especially of horses. Other suitable materials are garb- or mayscii. stage, the pupa. adull'aEC, the refuse from kitchens, ar.;l I or fully winged intcct. In summei' cjccomposing material from ani- miils. l;i rural areas D5 per cent of house flics an:.bred in manure. Obviously the cnjKlition for the development and promulgation of house , flies are generally available and it is. not. surprising-to know Dial they multiply at. a terrific rale. 111 has been estimated that a pair of flies beginning .operations in • April., may. be progenitor.?—Jf all were, to live--of -101,010,000.000.000.- OCO.MiO.flics by August. If each fly orctipie<( one' cubic -iuch and if alt of thrin lived. Ihc number would cover the earth n feel deep. •'CoUon Ouery ' There's a Cabin in tile Cotum. I Bnt no Cr.!ton in the Cabin; • | Ai:nt Jemima's geltm' E,i:ppc-r ) In a drfss of acetate: Uncle Peler in e polo shut-Alid pants ol rayon yarn, V/ears n tie of p;irpln siik-spun " While lie's milking in the barrt. S[ira MatUh's pctlin' 'Uters in Her brand'new celancse; Arabella in her bombers 's on the doorstep shelJin' peas: Baby N'ett and IHUc Eva, Crawltn 1 round the cabin floor, Ilavf on little hislex rompers I'Vom the 5 and 10-cent store: Ch! Ihe Cabin's in ihe Cotton still, Just. IK;c in verse and song. But. will) no cblton in the Cabin, will It be there very long? —ciias. E. Kemifr. Read Courier News wam ads. t & L-

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