The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1939 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 8, 1939
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fAGEFOUl BLYTHEVILLIJ!, MRK.)'. COURIER NEWS THB BLTTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TSB POOBUB rows oo. H. W, BABflB, PuMfebet J. GRAHAM BUDEUHY, Editor . SAMUEL f. NORRI3, Advertising Manager Sole N»Uon*l AdraiWog ReprwenUtlr*: ArUntu Dalllet, Inc., New York, Chicago, D«St, LouX D&UM,' Kinui City, MempUt. Xyery Afternoon Except 6und»y totered u second class matter ,»t Uie post-' •Rice' at BUtWrtlle, Ark*n»to. under act at October I, 1817. Serrtxi by the United Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES By' carrier'in the City of Blythevllle. IBo p«r w«k, ot 65e per month. By null. »'ithlii a radius of 50 mil", 13.00 per year, »1.50 for sis months, 75c for three mouths; by mall 'in postal tones two to six Inclusive, f«,50 per year; In zones seven and e\*M, per year, payable. In advance. Yes, Waller, Bring The Band, Too We had hoped il would be different this year. But it's not. It's the same olil story and the same old story '• teller. Yes it's our sow' friend of the Fourth Estate Sir Waller Son-oils, himself. And the story, well, it's the same old theme-^Pine Bluff doesn't have :x chance. The brilliant and versatile editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial is now suggesting, in his column that Pine Bluff, certain to lose the football game, should by all means "out band 'em" when BlyUieville and Pine Bluff get logcih- er for their little ten party before what will probably be the largest crowd in the history of Blythcvillc football on Sept. 22. Ilni'k to the words of our contemporary: "In fact we don't think the 7,el>ras can beat Blythevillc this year or hold them to a very low score. Hence to save as' much embarrassment as possible, the band should bo sent along to do its stuff". Let's forget flic buildup, Hie psychology,.the "you haven't a cluuicc tint get in there and do the superhuman stunt", Walter. (Naturally, you remember the course you plotted last year.) , 1 Let's break down and admit that it will be a swell'gainc;'a great battle, a stupendous event, <i . . . (throw .me cmc of your superlatives, Walter) and that the Chiekassiws will have their bunds full 'any and every lime they slop on the field against your Zebras. , Yes, dear "sob sister' 1 , by all means send,your band along. We really want to see your colorful band at its best and we're expecting, the musical pride of Pine'Bluff to be on hand. We've-got a hunch that even if your Zebras are just a herd of ninnies up until the time they reach Blythevillc that when they face the ChicUasiuvs they'll be a lop ranking, ncvcr-sny-dic football team. So, Walter, it's going to he hard for you to wring any tears out of Mytlic- ville and we simply refuse to be sorry for -'poor little Pine Blr.ff!" ; P. S. DON'T forget the band. Wo know you won't forget just about the scrappingest football team in the state. In two years Broadway will be gone completely as a night, club proposilioa-1. Arthur Ganger, auctioneer, on buying in for the sixtii .time the equipment- pi New YorX-'o Central Park Casino. Moral Teaching Needed, Bin Who's lo Do It? The suggestion of a Cleveland grand grand jury that a course in morals be given in the public schools lias been attracting no end of attention. It should. For if the country and the world today need anything it is a sharpening up of dulled moral senses. But il does not follow that the public schools are necessarily the best place to bring about this revival. The reason is obvious. Not everybody agrees on ivliHl is moral and what is immoral. Practically everyone agrees that two and two are four, that anlidisestablish- nionlarianism is spelled jintidise.slab- lishmontariauism, and that St. Louis is roughly due north of New Orleans. But question three men about the morality involved in quaffing a Uill, cool mint julep. One will say, "It is an immoral act." The .second will say, "It is not immoral, but it i.s most unwise. 1 ' And Ihc third will say, "Jt is not only quite moral, but a good idea to boot." In short, there is no general agreement on the morals involved in Uiis quite simple act. Therein lies the danger in trying to set up a program of moral leaching in the public schools. The more specific it is, the harder it is to arrive at a program lliat will not conflict with specific ideas of morals hold by devotees of various religions, sects, and creeds. It would have to be conlined to Ihc most elemental and generally ac- cepled principles. Ohio's education director, K. N. Dietrich, commented that the public schools arc already teaching morals. "It should be laughl in everything \v« do. It isn't neccssiiry to have a special course." And of course that is Inic, too. Pupils cannot go to school together, nor . study anything worthwhile under discipline, without learning something about morals. Some educators believe morals arc one (hing that cannot bo taught, but others which m u s I bo learned in association with others. Many educators and ponologists immediately suggested that trying to rer. (luce crime'among youth by . moral leaching would never achieve as much as improvement in economic conditions, elimination of bad housing, providing jobs and adequate recreation facilities, and alleviation of sheer poverty. These breed crime faster than any moral leaching can eliminate it. The interest aroused by this grand jury's suggestion, however, is such as lo suggest that many, many people realize (he problem. Certainly it i.s not one lo he laughed off or ignored, for (he morals of this old world and its people have'bccn one of its primary problems since Noah, iintl probably long before.' Kvcrybody and every institution which can make a real contribution to better personal and national morals today i.s lighting an old battle, but a necessary one. Heaven knows $11 a week is little enough in these times.—Wage-Hour Administrator Elmer F. Andrew;. No sensible man could be eager lo n^-unic tiic presidency next term.—U. s. Senator Rob~r(. •raft, Ohio. f SIDE GLANCES TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1939 • SERIAL STORY ————•WAR AND A WOMAN BY BETTY WALLACE 'S*. HE* SERVICE. INC. i'*ii'ril;if i MmJu resolve* not IhHiiij Unrein'* (rust. nmii«>:r* n kei'OiiJ mriithig, lit lirrukfusl, "II li .Him,I)'. || U | ,,|, M i >j,j, KliiK 'ims !,h, riiniiinrrnt .'N rjtvf [,»ik n udrdtt** illH'.sllun mill Um!u'« re 111)'. passed . the sentry, nnd now Linda saw that there were hundreds and hundreds of planes lined up this inorning. Wing lip to wing tip, a veritable army of Al l)l0 sea wa »' a "Vih not particular whal hind of pop— anything ilia! you gentlemen liavcn'l figured oinlnnkiiiyyour.seJvcswjIldo.". THIS CURIOUS WORLD f A STP?AIGHr CONNECTING THE EARTH'S- MAGNGT/C. WOULD MISS THE CENTER: OF THE EARTH BV' cofK. ujj nv NEA stnvicr. inc. 7. n>. REG. u. s. wr. of?.. DRV ice HAS A OF ABOUT HO DE<SREES BELOW 21HRO OISPLAV AFFECTION ONIV FOR ONE WHO LIKES THEM. i n T B ' ' " lny ClCCit '° 10 isnol ' c »«*• f" 1 " 1 '™s iers ,md shower the,,- auctions upon visil ols who dclcsl them. NEXT: Walcr exists in ivfi.ll forms? Down Memory Lane 10 Years A»o Mrs, May Aldridsc and Mri. M. S. Sieger are spending several !<iys In Memphis . . . Mrs. Ethel Witson, executive .srcrelaiy of tlio local chapter of the Red Cross, is spending this u-cck in Uttlc Kock }. . . MLw' Beryl-Hrnry, ncling '.supervisor of rural schools, is visiting gramniivr schools in the Uut- clctte district totay. I'ivc Vcars Aqo The temperature re-ached a ncvi nil-limp high mark here yesterday when Ihe maximum reading was 105 in Ihe shade. U. S. guess of 193-1 cotton cro); of only !),195.0«0 bales sends cottoi up $2.50 per bale. I'luqvle In Mnrh Nc«s Office GENOA. Nev. iUP)— A bronze plaque will be placed to mark the birthplace of Nevada's first newspaper, Ihc Territorial It. was en . this papc'r Ihnl Mark Twain began his career. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE wilh Major IIooplo KSCW OMCET AM 1 PER. ALL 1 WANW\ GET MlSTAH MAJOR, I HOPE VCO FEELS L*>". A GlJvMT, TCO/CMJS6 VVS 6OTOME MATCH LEF' TO' JIS' EWOUOM COFCEB AM 1 LARD TO r CME MEAL.' X IS WDlSPOSED TO BRIMS L«~> THE SUB3ECK, SUT WS YOU GOT SOME CASH OM S'OU 6CSPV? .UAH' FR'SU' SAM, THE WAITAH AT BIG ,'AOOSE IUM, asew POUATIM'A LITTLE SALT AXJ' PEPP\M AW' SO.Vi- STAPLES, AU' ME SAY TH'" . 7HIMGS SIRMfiHT ACCOMD HERE --WHO \ PAYS OFF IM THIS HOUSE ? YOU'RE TH' I BY OWE, JASOW, THIS IJPE IMTHE pRi.vimve FOREST CALLS TO M1WD MY AVJ- WH3 SUBSIST 6WCS FROM SOIL \\TTVl .. HA'R- FIRE2 TV\O, STICKS/ AKID THEYCOOKED THEIR FISH AVO <3\MS . 1X1 TMS WATER PROU LAKES OWE VSVO HIRED ME T'CLEAM UP TH' CELLAR--THEKIVOUSENDMETO B-VD TO COLLECT AND HE WOM'T COVE. ACROSS - SCMETHIN'S BE rwe ABOUT XXNS. PESTS AOOUNO HERE! THIS AM T TH' FIRST TIME - - N ' BOUT THE WAY EATABLES '5 ESCAPIU' F'.Vl TH 1 PANTRY ' THERE WERE GIANTS *gR 1KI THOSE TAYS' OM, V.AOOR, DO = SOMETVlWQ Cl HtJlStaviC CHAPTKIt IV TT seemed to Linda that the •• ! - — •• world had receded, thai MrsJ" 3 " 0 ' Was Wflng an light words, Innocently ul- 1 !"" °' (he Waier ' tinda rcmem - tered in a bantering way had! d lhe " that somb Naval vcs ' becn dynamite enough to explode Iff,' 5 wc ^/cagolng flying fields, every barrier she had tried lo pull"* 3 ' C ° U d SlWm Car out fnl ° (lle between hersell and JimmyT''"'' 7 f S ° ""* pl " nes> ' ' ' Coo ,, cr J i " m«ant thai a Naval flyer had to ' bo more than just a flyer, Jimmy llie moment was eternity. Then must be lops in his line his eyes veered and dropped away.j "The ones in khaki arc the 'We must be Eoiu«," he said cadcls," Marcia told her. "Those heavily. The moment splintered.'sailors are enlisted men. They're U was like cold water in her face, mechanics and so on. No use tell- She could be sane again. j. lng vou a i| the ratim , s/ , Rut as (hey had promised Mrs.j "' wouldn't remember," Linda King they wouldn't be lale for sai( l absently. At tho other end lunch, and as Marcia tucked in' 0 ' "^ c Iddi a column of marching beside her in (he car, leaving mon wns Drilling. Jimmy lo drive, Linda realized Marcia grinned. "That's the thai this couldn't go on. She had new lo1 of cadets. All burned up been right when she said lo Mar- • because they weren't let loose in a cia, "I ought to go home." Sho' plalve first thin S- Mos ' »' them can't see what good it does to learn to forward march firsl." would go home! Later, after lunch, when she was alone with Marcia, she'd tell her. 1 " 1 "* Even as file resolve she- was aware she couldn't go through with it without wounding Marcia. They had both said 1 , too much, this morning in her 1 room. . What about M arc! mother? She'd think it odd. Inexcusable. To have come 2000 miles to attend (his wedding, and then ( or lo (urn around (he ne.xl day ami start back. U was sheer madness without nn ironclad excuse. A liltie wind ruffled her hair as Jiminy said, "See that ship out there? The one that just came Linda watched as it taxied ^ 7™ '^ ™~ ' cul1 '" "» «'"• Some* ^^ °' "*'' " that * . "'' ^ °" C lnstruc in a jam, and we're supposed lo pull him out." "Oh." "They always do, too. Some of the dumbest ones have put the in- her eyes were stinging Marcia touched her hand. 'Look ._^ u> ^.«\.j ll«vk; £JUI ulC 111" they drove along, but did nothing slruclor in pretty tight spots I can to dispel the uncom tor table tell you., Once Jimmy had a kij warmth oE her face and the way who froze to the stick. Tell her about it, Jimmy." Marcia's attention was suddenly distracted by a lall boy striding across the field. "Look, Jimmy, there's that Brooks boy. I meant to ask you/did he pass the checkoff?" "He hasn't had it yet," Jimmy answered. "I see you're worried. Go on, little mother of the lleut, go over and hand out-some of your softest, soap. He's Betting cockier and harder to handle every day. If he doesn't change, pretty quick, it'll be thumbs down.", "You're too hard' on him! He was a good' flyer before he ever came here. .He told me how he barnstormed with fairs and tilings. at the field, Linda. Just getting close to it ddes things to me. It's a thrill every time I drive in, and I know I've driven in thousands of times. Isn't it beautiful?" Her eyes said, plainly, that even one who disapproved must admit its beauty. Yes, it was lovely. White buildings under the sun. White, well kept handkerchiefs of fields. The blue bay dimpling out there. But it wasn't beautiful if you remembered, that from'here boys graduated to battlefields. Ueally, Jimmy." "You k»ow better.than that. We tell them to unlearn anything they learned before. Flying at a carnival isn't exactly flying for tho Navy." Marcia made a face at him. -She waved to the boy and with a quick "Excuse me" to Linda, she was running toward him. » t * JIMMY explained to Linda, J "Sometimes the kids get the' idea that the instructors don't ]jke him. Conspiracy against ,'cm because, becausc—well, in (his case —because lie was a stunt flyer before he came lieie. Marcia's taken this kici under her wing and fried to straighten him out. But I'm afraid she's listened to his line too long. He's got her believing il, now, She's so darned quick with her sympathies! Kvery enlisted man on the base who wants lo i'et lo her fathei- has learned that telling it to Marcia first is a great idea, if he can do il." Marcia and the cadet were smiling at each other. The boy wiggled his hands and Jimmy, watch- "ifi, grunted. "There he goes, giving her (lie iow down on Ihc latest from his angle. That business you're looking at—like this"—he, too, flapped his hands—"that's flying in miniature, see?" He grinned. His grin did something to Linda. She nun-mured, "I don't quite understand all ot this. ..." "It's easy. About this kid—the Navy doesn't want slmit flyers All we want is an efficient, competent, clear-headed pilot who can take orders. We don't even want heroes. Dependability is Ihe thing. Consistent, uniform performance But this kid's got a grandstand complex. Likes lo take reckless chances and tell himself what a great guy he is. One ot these days he'll kill himself and wreck an expensive Navy ship. That is, if he passes his checkoff. ..." And then he was looking down at her wilh terrible directness. "You aren't listening. You arcii't thinking abont that any more than I rm. Linda, was 1 wrong, last night? Did I only imagine it or—• or dirt you feel it, too?" She did not pretend to misunderstand him. The sincerity in his eyes was too real; and the trembling which shook her whole body told her that there was no use in pretending, anyway. "We mustn't even think about il. You're going lo marry Marcia, and I'm going home. Today." "Who's going home?"-trumpeted Marcia's voice behind her. She had been running, as usual. It was clear she had heard no more than that. "Linda, have you started m that record ; again? I'm going to tell Jimmy what's eating you!" (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Best Advice to Avoid Diving Injury Is Sin.pjy,'Don'l Be a Fool!' KY DR. MOKKIS FISHBEIN Editor, .Timnial of lhe American ill c il i c a I Associalion, anil of Hyscia, (lie Health illagnzinc Each year in (lie United States about 200 people die as a result of serious injuries received while (living. The figures made available by one of the loading insurance companies do 'not' include divers •jrhose deaths are ascribed to drotvnlng not complicated by other injuries. In most of the cases in which Jeiitli has occurred there has been injury to the spine or head. Although pools are used by swimmers much of the year, the number of fatalities resulting front .living arc concentrated in lhe .lirct-moiitli. period, including June through August. A careful investigation made of the deaths of 100 people who were killed in diving accidents , indicates that by far Ihe larger majority, that is about 88 per cent, lost, their lives because they failed lo find out how deep the water was before they jumped, or failed to rstimalc how deep the water had to be for safe diving from the height from which they plunged. In each instance the person struck (lie bottom with considerable force, and in the majority of cases the re.sult was a broken neck. * * * The investigations that were made of these deaths showed that in sonic instances the person who was killed had never before had op- |X)itimt!y to swim in the pool, tin river or the lake into which he had dived. In other instances, It his first attempt. However, in some other cases the person who was killed had dived frequently, but had lakcn for granted the circumstances which he should have controlled, i'or example, one man riived Into i pool which al the time was only partially filled. If it had been full, he would liavo been without dancer in diving. In another Instance, a man dived into the ocean at low tide. The dire would have been safe jil high lirie. Fourteen out of loo accidents were produced because ol rocks in the bottom or llie water. One person collided wilh an oil drum and another wltli a tree stump. The record of these acciriciits indicates how Ipiportanl it is to safeguard against any |Xtfsibi c contingency. In one case, two persons dived simultaneously and. slruck their heads together in the water. In another case. a diver struck Another swimmer who had not yei. come up. * * t In the Aquacade at the New York World's Pair people have opportunity to see some of the most expert divers in the, world perform three or four limes every day. These divers achieve their proficiency only by the most, careful calculation as to distance, time, spring of the board, and other factors involved in diving performance. Notwithstanding the fact (hat they have rcpeaUxily (lived from the heights and into the pools which arc not new. it will be observed thai they core- fully test lhe spring of boards, running distance and oilier factors before each performance. ff experts require this amount of caution, amateurs will certainly require much more attention to these factors. ' • • • • • mum. • 2. No. i 3. A clime. 4. A dime. > i 5. Yes, Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a). LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mind Your Manners Tost y:ur knowledge of correct social usage by ansiverlng the fol- Icwing questions, then checking against the authoritative .aniwets below: 1. Should one tip less than 23 cents in a restaurant with, a.table.- cloth on the table? 2. Sh:uld you lip the doorman »ho lifts your bajs. pu( of .tjie car to Ihe sidewalk? 3.J How much should a bellboy he tipped for bringing a telegram to ycur room? ' 4. How much wculd you tip a taxi driver for 5 50-ccnt drive? 5. If one receives special service should he give more than the regular tip? What would .jott do if— You are taking. a vacation trip by Iratn and staying in a h:lel when you reacli your destination. Would you— (a) Tip whenever It Is expccterl, anrt give ni\ average tip? Ob Try u> cul rto\\n your expenses, by tipping as seldom and as little as possible? Answers 1. That is ccnsldefed the niini- CAT FISH Now 'come all you fishermen whfi love the sport. And listen while I make this fiishin' report. Abe Kinningham, Jack Robinson and J. C. Caught the' biggest lisli you ever did see. That fish's mouth was ten inches wide. They catit him In the river on the Tennessee side. That fish measured «t-2 and 33 around. And tipped .the scales at 7-1 pounds. Seventy-four pounds of.fisli is a lot to cat, And it- lakes a lol of folks to perform the feat. But they were there both old and young, About 35 people around that table strung'.' • 11- all took place under the Ktn- ningham trees, And we harf a good lime in Uie cool evening breeze. Now I reckon I better tell you how dal'fish wer caut. Wei, Abe he wer a-managein the motor. An j.. c. was- angliu lo hook de floalcr. Jack wer poised net hi ban'. Thlnkin 'bout the glories uv do fryin' pan. •He done broke loose three limes today. . Ready—let's go! Splash, swash, look-a-thece. An,' the water foamin' an' flyin' everywhere. All together now an' there floppsd in thai boat A'calTish that it took two to toat. And right here let, me say. That's one big fish lhat didn't got away. --Jno. K. Webster. St. Louis Taxes Cisareties ST. LOUIS (UP)—City fiscal officials estimate that the new 2- c'enl-h-ixicltage cigarette tax clTec- tive here will net about $800.000 a year revenue, to be used chiefly for relief. About 10,000 dealers must obtain licenses anl slamps which must be affixed to all packages of I cigarettes sold within trie city.

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