The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1936 · Page 6
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'THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS co., PUBLISHKBS O. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HAINE§, Advertising Manager Sols National Advertising .ReprcsenUUv«: Aiktno* D»1U», Inc., jfew York, chicwjoT Detroit, St. Louis, Dalia*. lsan«i City, Memphis Published El cry Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mailer at the poet ofllce at Blytheullc, Arkansas, under tct ct Congress, October 9. 1917. Served uv tne • tinned Prtet SUBSCRIPTION RATKS By earner m the City 01 Blythevine, ISo per wclc, or M.50 per year, la advance. By mall, within n radius or DO mfte*, (3.00 pet year, $1.50 (or six months, TSc for Uircc ciontlu; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, fG.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, (10.00 per year, payable In advance. The Raca for Governor WiiHei 1 'SoiTollfs. ju'ecedcd liis HII- iiotmccmenl oC tli'o Pine BUifV Com- mercial's'endorsement of theguber- natorial ambitions of Kd F. HlcDomild •with n (lecliu-iition that it is the duty of the public press to give the voters tlip iK'iiofit of its superior wisdom by advising them in the selection of their .officials. We heartily agree with him that the press shotlld not remain silent when election contests involve issues vitally affecting thc public welfare. But we have been unable to raise a tcmperalmc over the current race i'or governor of Arkansas. If there is any issue of consequence involved, other than Die questioner who is to enjoy the political plums for the next two years, we should like to have somt;- one tell us what it is. And if there is anything in the public record of any of the candidates lo mark him as outstandingly (ittwl for the job in character and ability, we should like to hear about that, also. As a matter of fact, as developments of recent weeks have made it extremely clear, this year's gubernatorial campaign is a race for, a pri/c and nothing more. Those who have held places on thc state payroll under the Fulrcll administration a,re striving desperately to hold their jobs. They raised a campaign fund before they oven decided in whose behalf they would use it. Since then they have plumped first for ono iinail and then for another •••in a scfa'mblu, lo cam (ho goodwill. 1 of a prospective \Miiner, It is not ;beyond possibility that election day may, (hid tjpnic of them in still another camp. The man that they think'they have to beat is Carl Bailey, whose platform N .differs in no important respect from that of Ihe various candidates who fiom time lo time have courted ad- miimfialion support. When primary day lolls <uouwl the choice presumably will be between Bailey and whichever of the others is enjoying administration . support on that day. Any other candidates who have not withdrawn at that time arc pretty certain at least to be out of the running. It will be up to the voters to choosa between the "ins" and thc "otits," with not a great deal at stake. The iulministialioil favorite, it is to bo piesnmed, would retain on thc payroll most of the present employes. OUT OUR WAY liailey, it is very likely, will hire n new set if lie M'ijis the governorship, And that is about all there is to it. Tim Politician's Alibi ' It appears that we're in for another siege of campaign crawfishing. We arc beginning to hear from politicians who renig on their public utterances on the grounds of "misquotation." This is an old campaign custom that usually is called into play whenever a speech or statement, brings an unfavorable response. Invariably then, the cry goes up, "I was misquoted." As a matter of fact, however, the error of misquotation is one of which newspapers and press associations are very rarely guilty. For one tiling, nearly all public utterances today are handled from advance press releases, thus assuring accuracy of quotation. Moreover, the rank and file of working newspapermen get their stories right. The misquotation alibi is pretty thin in the overwhelming majority of cases. Stale Highway Engineers and Politics Tile demand made on members of Hie engineering division of tin; state highway dc- liiulnioia for contributions to u political campaign fund represents iioll'ilng new In Arkansas. The njfairs of Ihe state government, nre traditionally im for Hits-most part on a political basis. livery new governor uppoiuU his own hrjhwuy commission, which in turn appoints its employes, miring tlilii process a chain of political obligations is established to be paid oir on demand in political currency, Incliidiny campaign fund contributions. What Is ))cliii> done this ycnr is what is done always. The Onxcltb knows, however, that the people of Arkansas do not. approve or accept this system. Thoy deplore it. Surely the technical branches of the stale government, if no others, should bo out of politics. The man who has charge of building and maintaining Arkansas' highways and bridges should first of Hll be selected on the basis of ability nnd experience nnd then should Imve permanent tenure. Neither lie nor the engineers of his technical staff should be dragged Into politics. The salaries they draw as engineers should not be levied onjor political campaign funds. It shews how far Arkansas hns to. advance in public administration when even the engineers in the highway department, arc expected lo prove their "Joyally" by donating to campaign funds. When; Col. Frederick Stuart iGrcene- was first appointed' highway commissioner.. qf New-York stale in 1010, the then govcrnb'r, Alfred E. Smith, said lo him n, characteristic language-' "Give the politicians the Icy heart," All these years Colonel Greene has clone his work for the people of New York on that basis. And he still has his job. —Arkansas Gazelle. No modem nation should be required lo borrow a single cenl for (lie purpose of carrying on the functions of government. —Dr. Francis E. Townscnd. * * * In all my public career I have tried to play politics fairly, never hitting Iny opponent unfairly. —James J. Farley, Democratic National Chairman. * * * Monarchist!; and Republicans are struggling aeainst Leftist anarchy. At present llicrc Is'no Question or possibility of a restoration, —Form- er'King Alfonso of Spain. By Williams , YES, 1CK.' IT'5 SILLY TO RUM TH' RMW DIDN'T >'UM KWOW THEY'VE JUST FOUMD THET YUH WET YOU CO WALKlkT, IM ,, TH' RAIN? M 1L - UY /'////// ////,r TH| W K DAT : IM Hi '\ OB S UGAR M 'x////////////\ 1 - EF/OUT| Si Hi I I I • I I i I I I > \ -m i I i~ , i r-, mm iiffSm/Jmf II SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1936! fiElT ME1D 5IWII Twenty Centuries of In- lemal and Foreign Warfare Is Iberian Heritage This Is (he first of three articles tracing swillly uml Jntcr- i-iilingly (|i c good years o f history forming Ihc background of today's bloody revolution in Spain. The stories will help you lo an iiiulrrslaiidliiff O f imiay's shocking clcvcloimicnls. . By WI1.MS THOIINTON NliA Service Sfaff C'orresiraiuh'nl Sixinlsh Wood runs red in the, streets of Toledo, San Sebastian, Cordova, and Seville. TSi c u-alis of those 2000-year-old cities look down •m what must seem to them only mother oriaplcr In Die violent and turbulent history of Spain. Through more I'hau 20 centuries of recorded hlslory, the Iberian peninsula has been the scene of conquest.by Roman, Goth, Moor, and Frenchman, of Internal wars among Castile, Aragon, L-OII, Andalusia, aiitl Granada, of bitter con- diets among Roman Catholic, Jew, Protestant, and Mohammedan Where• the .original people of Iberia, came from, no one knows Phoenician colonies were established at, Cadiz, Malaga and Cordova a thousand years before Christ. Greeks followed w ll!i similar sea const towns. But, will] the rise of Carthage in north Africa, came Ihc first conquest of Iberia! As today, mined men poured across the narrow Mediterranean and attacked. Hannibal laid waste and conquered all th c peninsula as a base to strike at Rome, nut still 2CO years before ChrisL, Ihe Itom- ans' great Sclpio gained Iberian allies and reconquered the peninsula. LONG KUI,ED BY HOME Spain was an important part, of the Roman Empire, under whose rule it continued for more than 400 years, unified by Roman rule, Spain Iiad 300 cities, sent loyal Ie-- gions lo Rome, produced such men as Marllul, Seneca, Trajan and Hadrian, and was Roman lo Hie. core. Walls and aqueducts of the Roman time stand today, arid l.he Latin language remains the base of Spanish. : During the first hundred years after thc blrt'n .of Christ, His re-1 ngton was implanted in Spain as in the rest of the Romrin world. But when Ihc Roman empire fell apart, Spain, like the rest of Eu- i-opc, was faced by hordes of northern barbarians, surging southward. Goth, Vandal and Him overran the Iberian peninsula, killing burning, destroying. And for 300 years they remained, adding new elements to tjhc original Iberian and Celtic unlives .already mixed with Roman mid-Phoenician. Thc Oot'ns dominated, and a succession of their kings ruled nearly all of what is now Spain. Their Proud, independent, brave placable foe of the Moors, after the taking of.. Valencia. nnd 'relentless, the Cid is slill the hero cf Spain. Thc great Paladin im- is shown here ordering the burning of Ibn Jahhaf, faithless .Moorish leader, The sketch is by .NBA Stalf Artist Eel painting by 'A. De is'euville. Gunder, from the famous capital was Toledo, scene of bloody ler the ' battle. The conquerin fighting In the present revolt THE MOORS AliKIVE But in the year 111, a new in- ..... ._ „_ „„ vasion begun. The Moors of north ' But Spain remaiiicd"theirs" This Africa, Moiiammcdans, crossed the | Christian Goths were driven Into strait at Gibraltar, where rcbsl the northern mountains The lead- forces are crossing today, and in- ' " ' ' Yaded Spain. The Visigoth kingdom, Christian, had persecuted Jew and non- conformer unmercifully, and some of these people felt they could te no worse off under thc Moors. The Moorish invasion was miick- ly successful; the crown nnd scepter of King Roderic were found on the banks of the Guadalquivir af- Moors swept on through Spain unchecked until C'narles Mattel slopped them at Tours, Franca, in 732. j ers of Moorish civilization, with I a degree of religious tolerance never seen before or since in Spain, niled tile land, for 400 years as monarchs, and for 350 •nssals lo later Christian Moorish conquest, tile absolute more as kings. From the „ „ „ story of Spain is t'ne story of gradually growing Christian power in the north,, in Canlnbria, Na- varre, Aslurias, Leon, Castile and Aragon, moving southward , and continually striving to re-win thc known also as el Campeador, Challenger." He lived In the lltli centU nnri performed such prodlgle-1 arms, including Ihe capture]! Valencia, t'hat his name and il became subjects of iimutncrl fables. Type of the battling ba'l of Ihe Middle Ages, the old J a free-lance, and was often at T with some of the muUially-jc! Christian factions. Though usually fighting Moslems, he campaigned in his: way, hiring out to the Moors v'l at odds with ills king, but al'l subject lo the orders of no on'l is significant that this indep'l cut hero, tmrcglinented and i| tamed, is the hero of Spain;! most the only paladin' to su'J the ridicule of Cervantes. I To tills day (lie Spanish ad-1 the Individual, the unfettered 1 1 proud. cmusTrANs WIN LAND Aided by knights from nil and England, the Christian IT doms of the north continuecj Intermittent, warfare against I acen power, organized knlghltyl acre to fig'nt the Swrd and (F cent,. By the middle of the Century, practically all of whi now Spain had been reconqtjl at the sign of Ihe Cross for < tianlty. But the horl'nsrn .were s ti], wilrring wjth on --| other, jealous, disunited. It remained for the marriasl King Ferdinand of Ara»on'T Queen Isabella of Lc 0n „„„ Ci t lo weld Christian Spain into ul This united force rcconquereiT Spain except Granada, the •[ section directly across from A'I where a iiigh state of civilira'l learning and culture had been! vclopcd under the Moors Luxurious buildings of t , civilization remain today, and! Alhambra is one of the mat which drew vhe American toil who were endangered by the :l cut revolt. ' VICTOUV IS COMl'LETE Ferdinand and Isabella train! splendidly equipped army of f 000 cavalry and 50,00 infantry besieged Granada. Boabdil, the Moorish kin" • that the jig was up. He negol I a treaty guaranteeing the Mo.| occupants of the territory a 1 tain freedom, and abandoned! city with his troops. Centuries of adversity f or • northern Christians, and cent I of luxury and internal bickil among the soul-hern Moslems \ made the Iwo no longer a Boabdil returned to north Ail On fhe morning of jan 2 Ferdinand and Isabella triiul anlly entered Granada The I campaign had builf up a spiel Spanish army. The thrill off polling the Moors at last, had ii national consciousness and * - o *- .^-..." L.,V, idified all Spain under thc-fc peninsula from the Moors. | archy, cnhancin» snansh lo-] Even tile Moors were divided j abroad. [Vyl ^tween tr ~ S ' A U 'h rlVa ^ n ^ ^ a ^ 5am e year of ^ 'Difl'ei-cm' Child Needs Individual Care By Special Sludy and Traiiiiiig liy l)li. MOKKIS FISIIBEIN' Editor, Journal «f HIK American M^cdlcal Association, and of Hy- gcla, the. Health .Magazine Thc child who is different from other children requires special attention and, training lo make the most of what he has, and lo avoid 'nis being pushed into the category of the defective or the abnormal. The first siep, obviously. Is to determine the nature of his difference. Thc expert will stress the qualities lhal arc ini|>ortnnt for achievement, and minimize Uiose lhal are likely lo lend to failure. In the past, ail children were put into common schools nnd no effort was made lo selrrt those with marked aptitudes, or with physical defects, for special training. Children arc likely to tease and be cruel to those who arc different thus giving them a feeling O f inferiority, and shoving them gradually beyond tlie border of soci.Ti adjustment. • * * Sometimes the difficulties in the home are even worse than those in school. The child who is different will not seem to fit into the life of the family. A father may be domineering and cruel- thc mother over-affectionate and weak Anxious as t'ncy are to !>e of the utmost service lo the child the parents nevertheless may f,i'|| in the very phases In which lh ry are nxvst anxious to be jielpful Too much coddling produces what the boys call a "sUsy if the child learns that it can dominate Us parents, it becomes S1 , 0 i[. ed and tyranical. ' One of the finest developments of recent years has been the s p»- cial schools fo r youngsters who are different. In these schools tn«v are given opportunity to develop the trait.'! that arc important.'ft thc children happen to be physically defective, special means arc provided to help them overcome their defects. * » « You must not look upon a special school merely as a place in which to put children who arc not able to keep up with others. We have learned t'nat ws owe equal dutiestto those with special talents and extraordinary intellect, who are able to' proceed faster than other children, or wiio may have wit'iiin themselves tlie seeds of genius. A child may find it simply impossible to learn how to spell correctly, and yet to be able to sketch admirably. The child that is different whom, Abd-cl-Krim, was. to cause Spain grief only a few vcars ago). THE CID SMITES FOES This continual campaign against the Moors'became a part of Hie Crusades, and: second lo none of the Christian paladins who fought against the men of Mcfhammed was the Cid, Spain's national hero. He was Rodrigo Dinz de Bivar, i flag westward from Palos. NEXT: Irom the Gold pours into s Americas, the Siral military rules Europe, and « empire seems not loo high a. •lioujh Hie screams of the turcd ring: through the clmi of ihe Inquisition. Spain at due. A nnoiinccments The Conner IVUKS nas been authorized to make formal announcement 01 the lollowing candidates for public office, subject to the Democratic primary next Aucust 11: For Heprcsenladvc In Congress ZAL B. HARRISON For Prosccutlnj AUorncy O. T. WARD '. BRUCE IVY DENVER L,. DUDLEY MARCUS FIETZ For County Judge VIRGIL GREENE S. L. GLADISH NEILI, REED For Shcritr and Collector HALE JACKSON JOE S. DILLAHUNTY For County Treasurer ROLAND GREEN For Circuit Court Clerk HUGH CRAIG For Re-Election for 2nd Term For County Court Clerk MISS CAREY WOODBURN Fx>r re'election for second term For State Senator LUCIEN E. COLEMAiV For County Representative IVY W. CRAWFORD For County Assessor R- L. (BILLY) GAINES Fnr Re-election to a 2nd Term For Constable, Chlckasawba Township HARRY TAYLOR FRANK MCGREGOR E. M. EATON should have, first of ail, expert study as lo Ihc nature of ils difference, and I'nen special care and teaching to permit it to make tlie most of ils physical and mental qualities, and Its genius, if it has am-. Among certain Eskimos bad temper is considered a sign of diabolic possession, lying is -a cr imc punishable by death, and marriage is compulsory. Mormon Tabernacle Allra.l SALT LAKE CITY UP)—rj 1st trade is counted a major [f dustry in gmt Lakc citVj B 1,785 out-of-slate cars aiid ; tourists visiting the city each according to a recent cstinl More than 1,800 persons ro] tercd at the Mormon laberri on an average day and olfiJ say thai only about half the itors register. With Major Hooj UM -M -TUTr — P>,H ~ „ M'UXD.j "THAT WAS "BEFCrt: IN3UFY ' TO COMCEALEC? A "ROC™ IM.THE "BOTTO1A A "POOL 1K1TO WMICUl 1 WAS MM<|K!e A 3OO-TOOT "DIVE ! K:AF-J<(J^ffr, OUR BOARDING HOUSE f^\ VOU'D SHOW ME '///> HOW YOU vVOM T-IT3.-3T PLACE 1K1 'A "fH.E L "F^WCY T3tVlM<3 THE OLYMPIC GAMES, WHEW

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