The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1936 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 22, 1936
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BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIKB NEWS flBB''BLyrHBVILLB' COURIER 'NEWS tai'OOURIER NEWS CO., PUBU8HEUI /)'"<. O. B. BABCOOK, Editor f ' H, W. HAINES, AcHertislng Manager 6oi» Nttlooftl Advertising RtpwaenUUver Arkansas Dallies, Inc, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Published E\ery Afternoon Except 6und»y ' Entered as second class matter at the post j«<Jlc«-»t B!y thei ille, Arkansas, under act of Owcras, October 9. 1917. Served ay uie United Presj SUBSCRIPTION : RATES 1 By carrier in tlie City ol Bijtbevins, I6o p«r wtek, or $650 per year, in advance By mall, within » radius or 60 m«w, »JOO per ««r $150 <or sK months, 75o lor Hire* monUu; tyinoll In postal zones too to six, tve, $6.50 per jew; J» zones bcven »iid eight, per >ear, payable in advance. The To Uic ordinary ciii/.cn of Arkansas, wilh little interest in politics beyond ' a desire Hint the stale be well governed, Ihe current htafc primiiry cum~ paign has been exceedingly confusing. 1 Faced with a multiplicity of candidates, few of them of .state-wide reputation, and with the issues poorly defined, he has accepted tlie role of passive spectator, waiting for tlie situation to be clarified. It is doubtful if the developments of recent days will be of much help to this ordinary cilixeii. Despite Judge Bone's withdrawal the Held is jstill coiifusiugly large. And the apparent- decision of a mimlcr of appointees of Governor Futrell to center the support of their departments behind Senator Ashley is plainly inspired by selfish private motives rather than by a desire to preserve and extend t li e unquestionably valuable; achievements of the Fulrell administration. A -j This is not to say that Senator Ashley would not make a good governor, i ,We know of nothing against him ox• ccpt the suspicion that he has ivmdo himself a party to a deal to keep the present. revenue, highway, banking - and perhaps other state departments intact in exchange for support at the polls. We. arc, even inclined to the opinion that it might be the best thing for, Arkansas to retain most of , the experienced men now serving those depaitmcnts..Bul we think they should bo iclaincd, ff at .ill, on their'merits , as' public servants rathor than on the i - basis of a political deal. Politic.s in Arkansas has degcnerat- ' ; ,ed into little moie than u nice for office and patronage. Issues play little part. What are the issues of the cnr- . rent campaign? Aside from the usual generalities about economy and good goveinment and a few fantastic and unfuinilablc promises—mere bait for voters—the candidates for the most part have carefully avoided raising any issues. One icmcdy for such a situation 1 as prevails this year would be the enactment of a comprehensive and cf- r -fectiye state civil service law. There is no reason in common sense why employes of the state of Arkansas, entrusted with purely clerical or administrative duties, should be hired on the basis of their political capacities lather than for ability to do the work . assigned them. There is no good rea- son \\hy capable employes of the state should be compelled to light to hold' their jobs by putting aside their work and getting into politics for several weeks or months every two years. I'Xt.iblishment of ,i real merit system for tlie hiring and firing of slate em- ployes would result in hotter and more economical service to the citixeus and taxpayers of the slate. And, scarcely of less importance, it might clear the an Jor the consideiation at campaign time of mailers affecting the welfare of the slate. At least it should. In actual practice it might fall short of that. It appears that even candidates for ollicos controlling no large •amount ol pahon- age arc often reluctant lo risk ahen-, allng voters by telling where they sland on public questions. A week or more ago, for example, the Courier News, hoping to shed light upon the altitude of the three candidates for congress from this district upon matters which have become major ibhuos since the advent of the New Deal, addressed lo Messrs. Driver, llariihon and Raney a series of ciueslions. All, we believe, dealt with public matters upon which candidates for congress might. Lie expected to have definite opinions. All dealt with nulters upon which whichever of the llircn is elected is reasonably certain to have to vote when he gets to Washington. Kone has answered. We fished a friend of some small political expeiience why it was that they appaienlly hesilated lo make public their views. That is easy, was his answer in eilcct, they can deal wiih those questions, if necessary, in private conversation or even in a public address and easily explain away any objections to Iheir . position. But when a thing is written down in blnck and white it is hard to back away from it if political advantage seems lo dictate the desirability of such a course. That seems lo be a reasonable explanation. But nevertheless when a man seeks public office he ought to have pretty well defined opinions on the matters, with which the winner of that oflice is going to be called upon to deal. And ,lie ought to bo'willing to lake the public into his confidence as lo what he proposes to do if elecled. If ho is lit for'public office he ought to have a program aiid lo have courage enough lo stand or fall upon ils acceptance or rejection by • the electorate to which he is .appeal? ing. WEDNESDAY,/JXJL.V 22, 1936 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Mlure, n< Cr»»l Ther I'MTIKl Hi:.Vr>KllSO.V. "I'll be here late, (tear. The Imss ijol back today, gave me a loi of extra work, and then spent, the''whole afternoon lolling roe about his vacation." THIS CURIOUS WORLD % SPONGES RANGE IN SIZE FROM A SPECH THE SIZE OF A PIN HEAD TO GIANT GROWTHS TALLER. THAN A M AN. IRISH • POTATOES ARE STEMS, AND SWEET POTATOES ARE: ROOTS. mwm There's no harm In a boy kissing his girl; and the jnopn was placed in the sky by a wise Providence Just for lovers. Electric lights \\ould be profane. —Mayor Frank Mn'rtlr., Hammond, M. Education, with practical Christianity, can save us from another such catastrophe (as the World War). —Frank Miles, lowii American .Legion leader. • * . * *''..•' A politician Is simply a broker of ideas; he sells the public what it wants. —Raymond Molcy. SNAlXES ARE iAVE-GOMEGS AMONG THE REPTILES/THEV APPEARED ON EARTH A\ANV MILUONS OF YEARS AFTER THE REPTILE. AGE. 7 . 7; Today, when reptiles are mentioned, one instinctively thinks of snakes, but they were not even present upon the earth during the millions of years when* reptiles ruled Ihe planet. Fossil snakes have been lound in uo deposits earlier than the middle Cenozoic era, long after the great dinosaurs and other reptile khvj had disappeared. OUT OUR WAY r MUUIllul llll.lll.UM It IN n onue ol love ui ttrnt liftmen them. I'rttr ji.V. Helena io iiirLrry Miu mid- the cereuiimy I.Hler (lie crowd eoea Kirlm- mliiK. 1'elcr jinikex u reeklt'N« dive riuil In fti-rlouhlx Injured. Linger- itiK hehveeu life :iuil (ieiilli, i**!ler. IlKkH Helena lo milurnoD KIN linv- ycr, JOHN COtJIl'l'MlV. Cimrlnty arrives jniil a aliurt (line Inter 1'eler die*. Helena IK Informed eke In Hole Ju-lr io u inrjee. Itirtutu', Including Hit- HeiiUerKou driiurtjueiit Btore. SOW CO OX WITH Till-: ST011Y CHAPTER VI JOHN COURTNEY looked at " Helena in .astonishment. "But thiU isn't the way Poler wanted il, apparently," lie said. "Isn't there . •. . qnyonc else?" Courtney studied his hands a moment before replying. "There's Peter's uncle, Roger Barnes. lie hns been managing the store. You see, Peter'has been away a good deal." "Then why shouldn't Barnes have it?" "Because Peter has provided that you shall have it," Courtney told her patiently. "I'.want to be honest with you, Mrs. ^ Henderson. We may have trouble with Roger Barnes. It's almost certain that he will feel the store should have come to him. I expect him to contest the will," Helena's shoulders sagged wearily. "I'm sure 1 shan't- fight it." She raised her eyes to Courtney. "Tell me about—about Leah Fra-. zicr. Peter inferred that she was your friend, but I—I know differently." Courtney cleared his throat. "I'm coining to that. You see, Leali Frazier belongs 1? one o£ the town's oldest famiiici. She and Peter had known each other since Ibey were children. Then Leali went east to school, finally to Europe. Peter went his own way— lo a military prep school in the soulh, and then to Stanford. But when they relumed, and were in town together, Peter called on Leah often. They were together at our local affairs. People began to take it for granted that, whenever Peter got ready to settle down, lie would marry Leal-. Frazier." "But he—he must have planned to marry her . . . some time." "No doubt. As a duly." Courtney smiled. "Then you came along." Helena's fists clenched until the Itnucklcs showed white. "Cod knows I wish I—I hadn't." She looked at Courtney iiclplcssfy. "What can I do? Ho\y can I get out of this?" '.'..'... The atlprney • shrugged. "I wouldn't he doing my duly to Peter if I suggested that tg you —yet. How do you know you want out of it? . The best thing for you lo do is return home with me. The store is yours. You must do' something with It. You can sell it to someone else, or give it to them, or you must operate "What do you suggest?" Helena, demanded evenly. "You're his—his widow's attorney now, and, you have a duly lo me, too." 'Well. . . . My idea is that you should take over the store. Then if you .find it—ah—inconvenient under the circumstances, you sell it for n comfortable sum. . Possibly to Roger Barnes." "I know what you mean by 'inconvenient,' " said Helena slowly. "They'll all hale me." » * • /COURTNEY looked grim. "They'll regard you as an interloper for a time, possibly. I wouldn't mislead you there. And Koger Barnes may be an aclivc enemy." "And Leah Frazier?" Courtney shook his head. "I can't answer that." The attorney looked at his watch. "The caretaker lias offered to take us to the station to catch the afternoon train. I'll see to ... all the arrangements, and the services, of course, will he over there. You'll come with us?'' Helena nodded. "Of course I'll want to—to be at the funeral. Then I'll decide about the—the other." • Courtney left the room briskly, and a few moments later Helena sought Sandra. Briefly, through a fresh flood of tears, she told Sandra Leigh what Peter had done. "But I can't go through with it, don't you see? I—I don't belong in Peter's life or in his town or in liis business. I—I haven't the right." The Leigli girl sat squarely in front of her, lifted Helena's chin until Iheir eyes met. "Look here, child. I'm with this. to rather Iccl I got you into it, and I want the chance to see you through it. Answer a question for me. Who has a better right to it than you?" "Peter's uncle. Perhaps this- this Leah Frazier." "Nonsense! I don't know Peter's uncle, but there must. have bee: some good reason why he was left out altogether. As Cor Leah Frazier, feel sorry for her if you want. But I'll tell you this, you'd heller feel sorrier for yourself. She has that town by the tail, and she'll swing it against you every chance she gets." I—" . "Let me finish, Helena. You thought you were in love wilh Peter. I think -you were, but whether it \yas love or just an infatuation that swept you off your feet doesn't matter now. You were willing lo take the chance, and you took it. You couldn't know thi? was going to happen. And don't think you're being handed ,._ something free. Life clocsn't work [!| out that way. If you make a go of it in Peter's home town with what he left you, then you'll fight 'ike hell for it nnd y/in it on your i.ji •v'f-V ' 1 'TWERE was a knock at (he door, jjjl •*• and at Sandra's invitation it opened and: revealed a tall, cool blond. "Miss Frazier '•.-•:• :" Sandra said clearly, "this : is Mrs. Henderson." Leah Frazier'sigazc was sharp, Jonetraling, and';.under it Helena . ;elt her face'--, growing crimson. 'How do you do?" said Leah, immediately ignoring?. Helena. She turned to Sandra; r! "I was wondering about the plane schedule .,. to the city. -I—r m rather upset *| and I don't think I'll return home for a few days." > : While Leah stood there facing Sandra, Helena examined lier. ShcS was indeed .beautiful. Her features, her figure were perfect, almost as though she. had been done in marble by:some:sculptor—but a sculptor who had'somehow been unable to breathe softness into „ his work. Heir": poise Was a mo- U saic, nicely.fitted^ together, a pat- !!j tern from smart . schools, from ',1 Cannes, from Paris, from Florida i| and Palm Springs/' fj] A troublesome voice somewhere in her brain kept isking, "Did you s love Peter?. How do you know? How do you know, it wasn't the new environment,-.: the gaiety of Sandra's crow'd-r^Petcr making love to you<inithe moonlight- how do you know at-wasn't that?" In a sudden flash-of self-revelation she saw -that what she was feeling for-PeterVdealli was not so much grief as i shock. Grief was something; that'.welled up out of the years, put of an association between two people.through happiness and sorrow, through success and defeat, , .*:--. But her brain was too weary to follow things out. Her life seemed to have been .'taken into other hands. : John Courtney seemed to symbolize a-iafe .that was steering her along in the rut of the law. ';;•!;." Before she certain of anything at -all, - she , was on. the train with him, bound :for Peter's .town,'.- .Vthe owner'of Ihe'Hetr'- , derson Departmcnt'Store and the big Henderson home'she had never seen. ..-•.". (To-Be) Continued) ings from other animals. The progress of speech, therefore, is one of the best tests of the mental advancement of children. i * V Another test is the ability to draw. Still further changes are apparent in tlie kind of stories which interest children and in their willingness to listen to stories and to assimilate the information that they limy receive. Some Uiildrcn learn to read much earlier than dp others. Afler Ihcy' enter school, the teachers will keep records \ of their progress. • '. ", WHEE-THAT -SOUNDED GREAT TURN AROUND AMP. GO BACK AGAIN TRM IT WITOOUT; FIR5T. IP WE CAN GET THAT, WITHOUT A RA1L- BOAD CROSSING, WE GOT SOMETHW' TRACKS A FEW TIMES, TILL WE THE RAIL BIROS" Child's Menial Development Depends Much On Its Physical Abilities Hi" nil. JIOKItlS KISHUKIN lions o[ other people are nolicc- Ktlilor, Journal of Ihc American able. Medical Association", and of irygcia, the Health Magazine Development of the mind or intelligence in Ijiibies is associated closely with children's ability to control their muscular actions. Babies mnst learn certain things that are necessary for comfortable living. They must learn to control certain physical factors associated with their bodies. They must learn to tell the difference between people and things, and between their own people and strangers. In previous articles I listed the various ages at which babies' development will, pw.'iit them to perform certain functions. For instance, very young babie> will stare at brilliant objects. Older babies will follow moving objects with their eyes. YOUUR babies will grasp anything put into the hand. At II end of the second month, liable-, may be able to handle objects taken into their hands. * * * At the: end of the third month, they may begin to wave objects about nnrt to scratch them on the floor or on the table. It Is not until the fourth or fifth monin, however, that hand and eye movements begin to be associated. By the sixth month, the babies will Ire looking on the f\oor for objects which they drop, and will endeavor to pull toward them objects- which they cannot reach. At the end of the first year, attempt o Imitate words and -ac- Speech differentiates human be- 3 Announccments Tno courier iNe^ ,horl?.ed to make fiaj. hccn au- formal announcement or the loilowlng can- S dldatcs for public oHScc, subject) pg to the Democratic primary next j rg ftunist II: For Kcprcsonlativc In Congress ZAL B. HARRISON For Frosecultn; Attorney O. T. WARD BRUCE IVY DENVER L. DUDLEY MARCUS FIETZ For Counly Jndgo VIRCilL GREENE S. L. GLADISH NE1LL REED For Shcrtir and Collecloc HALE JACKSON JOE S. DILLAHUNTY For Connly Treasurer ROLAND GREEN For Circuit Court Clerk HUGH CRAIO For Rc-Elcclton for 2nd Term For Counly CnuH Clerk MISS CAREY WOODBURM Fur re -election for second term For Stale Scnalor . ' LUC1EN E. COLEMAN For Counly Kfprrecntallve IVY W. CRAWFORD For County Assessor H, L. (BILLY) GAINES For Ite-elccltoii to a 2nd Term For Constable, Township HARRY TAYLOR FRANK MCGREGOR E. M. EATON CHURCH EXCUSES ler what they.': say, l'«l" ; installed myself church began to think along po- 0 ...".'a l'~ the/ board and be- •thc.' church as it lltlcal lines Hint HID and the board yrould hard way to go and I should be run a 'lot of the mem- did. not worry as 'I have always manager of the church I did all the thinking for Some children, .too. do not do as made the success that I did. knew we had quality. well in school as others, although man of my knowledge and ability does not find it necessary they appear to be quite as intelligent. Here Ihe difference depends Garner Wails; For Shave' ST. LOUIS, (UP)^John N. Gar- the adaptability of : the children, their habits of study, and their physical condition. ing, of course, there is no doubt ner, the vice president entered a. barber shop here and instantly amount of interest that the show, three men leaped . from the chairs, that, the ; vice president taken into account by parents in receive prompt service. He declin- estimating the mental capacity of ed and refused .to step in ahead doubtless was that not Ihink or did things \rithout of other waiting 'customers. OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hooplc so THAT'S THE __ WIT-WIT IDEATHAT'S- |fg| WAD HIM TO Ml MS ELF THE PAST i\\-\ WOODS W QO IN DEW4 IP /M-l WAS YOU, HOOPLE/CrXUSE IDE WHOLE AJTIC \<3 HULL AM' UQMTKJIK1' BU6S^ ' MA3MM \S & HM--F BEE AM 1 HALF'S Q WM SEE T'WORV< /XT MIGHT AS WELL OKIE ATTIC-:IS EWOUGH IM HOUSE I WE CAM THE

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