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fAGSFOU* THE BLYTHjEVILLE COURIER NEWS , . TRK.corjHHi NBWS co. ' " H. W. RAINES, Publisher '• , rf. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor ^SAMUEL fi KORRIS, Advertising Manager " .Sote N*Bon«l Advertising Representatives: Arkansas D*Ufes, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, DtOlw, Kansas City, Memphis. Every Afternoon Except Sunday . Entered ts,second class matter at tlie pas'- offlce at BlytherJlle, Arkansas, under act of Cdri- '. October 8, 1917. • " . ' ' Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In the City of Blytheville. 15c per or 6Se per month. By «4U, within a radius of 50 miles, 53.00 per >tir, I1JO lor six months, 75c tor three months, by nail in postal tones two to six inclusive, , J6.50 per yeir; In zones seven and eight J'oXOO ' per, 'payable in advance. the Fair Is An Annual fixture The Mississippi County Kair has again passed by and probably one of the most pleasing features of the annual event is that it has become a lix- tuVe in the life of residents of the county. In Other words the 'latter part ol' , September seems to be (irmly es!ab- lished in the minds of most of us as , "fair time. 1 ' This is evidence of the , substantial nature of the yearly event, the fact that it is expected and looked forward to as the big affair of the busiest season of the year. Housed as it has been now for several seasons in permanent buildings at the fairgrounds here the Mississippi County Fair lias gradually assumed the stability of larger fails with its com.- prehensive awards for exhibits of 'better living' and its varied entertainment pvojfvani. , The staging of such a fair is itself a vast undertaking, matters do not take care of themselves and unexpect- . ed difficulties pile up rapidly during the^ course of the fair's run. Hut months of planning necessarily must precede the actual staging of the fair ami the Mississippi County Fair Association hardly winds up one year's event befoic it begins making plans for the next. The vagaries of weather must be gambled with in the production of a fair as in any other business. Untjor- tunately this fall the 'breaks" went against the fair when rainy and cold weather struck abruptly after two days of fair weather. Fair officials said that the pioportionate increiise in attendance during the lir-st two days of the fair over a similar period last year had pointed to a new attendance record had fair weather continued to pre\ail. To the average fair visitor one of the most noticeable improvements was the provision of parking facilities inside the park. It added to the convenience of a trip to the fair and probably resulted in two or more visits on the pait of some where one would have probably sufficed before. The courtesies extended by membeis of Company J[, national guard,-who directed parking, \\cre also commendable. Especially noteworthy is the interest • shown by farm communities in displaying the best of their products and by various organisations of farm youths in exhibiting proof of their skill. Our livestock still does not, of course, approach the quality of that produced in those sections which specialize in certain livestock. But anchored by our cotton crop and balanced by diversification of crops, such as soybeans, our farm program should gradually approach the well-rounded farm life to which residents of this great alluvial valley arc entitled. • The Mississippi County Fair as a medium (if expressing progress toward achievement of this* goal is a proper and lilting one, JHTHEVILL!L(ARK.) C ' OU1UEK NEWS Our Voice. Swells The near record piiymont of |>o!l lax in Mississippi, county before cxpiru- 1 tion of the 'deadline' last Saturday mkt- jiighl reflects an aroused interest in public affairs which we believe is very laudable. It is interesting to note lh;il last year only 8,306 residents of Mississippi county paid their poll tax before the. expiration of the period for payment as a pre-rc(|Ui.sitc to voting. Those who paid the lax in IKJS paid before a 'deadline' which hud become fixed over a period of years while the 11,837 who paid tlicic poll tax this fall had to be familiar with an advance of over eight months in the payment date in order to meet the new 'dcadline.' Therc is no .reason why the new payment'date should not prove more advantageous in the long run Ihan the old date. While the 11,337 receipts issued is considerably below the number Mississippi county should have the fact that there are over 3,000 more qualified voters (as far as tax payment goes) in , the county than there were last year is significant. Regardless of who is in power at Little Rock, or who aspires to control the administration Of the slate government' it goes, almost without repeating, that our 'voice' will be greater in sonic proportion at least to the nuin- ber of tax receipts in Mississippi county. That statement is nothing'more or less than a political maxim and a basic principle o£ practical politics. The figure of 1.1,387 is a ••substanti.it one, a total that will make candidates for state office think twice. Yet we can and should Imve J6,000'to ]S,000 in the future and that is entirely possible without buying receipts for the mules and cows. In voting strength ihere is power. • SO THEY SAY We can't go scot free. It -Jml doesn't liaopen that way. But .1 hope and pray wo keep out of war.—Mrs. Franklin n. Roosevelt. * * t- I'd be nrtmzcd if any large number ol planes could get lo this country. If they did, MC couW shoot them down.—Ruth Clmttetton, actress. t feel sorry for Dies, that's all.—Fritz Kulin, Gorman-American Blind leader. Barker periods may Franklin D. Roosevelt. lie ahead.—President V/c must not lose sight of our main objective In this war—victory.—Lord Halifax, Britteh foreign sscrainrj-. * * * . Tlie political organizations (Bund, ucmrmi- ni.st party; are merely a masquerade for •! spy Martin Dies (Uem., Texas). g io Curmn, Kuiidy'H itaclT^ I'fle Hint Julie nre ifoltit;* dliUcl) *!io In iifmlil ol ivJiiit t nriud jiiuy Oo. Aw llicy enter tUe •lull, n rlilllliiu rorcliofttni; Krli» |n turn find li might I,,, "Cau'l I ever bring homo lloirers or a box of c,mly °"' youjuikiiu; wlml's wrong?" TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1939 • SERIAL STORY WORKING WIVES BY LOUISE HOLMES COPYRIGHT. i«», NM *EKVICE, JN<£> ivomiin, met Pete and his wife in the foyer. lie greeted them joyfully nnd proudly presented his wife. Pete had changed, he was vibrantly alive, his eyes laughed. ,H crossed Marian's mind that he fairly swaggered wit)) happiness, and her heart sank. With Carma he bad been quiet and tinoblru- «ve, (he discontented lover, (he impatiently waiting lover. THiS CURIOUS WORLD B » William Ferguson . TABLET AT RUGBY, INTRODUCED THE IDEA OF DURING A cSAMB IN 182.3. IN THE EAST JINt „ THERE IS /\ BAT SO SMALL THAT IT CRAWLS THROUGH CRACKS IN BAMBOO STEMS, AND RESTS INS/DE THE HOLLOW JOINTS. v R: n W '," cilics ' Minn "P°'is and 51. Paul; Mile Ui"h y, Denver; Quaker city, Philadelphia; Windy city, Chicago NEXT: »o»- many "dippers" arc (here in the night sky? Down Memory Lane OUT OUR WAY ! Ten Years Ago j Louisville, • Ky. O. L. Uodcn- • hamer of Eldorado. Art;., was elccl- ' cd natHnal commnnder of me <Mn- 1 crlcnn Legion this afternoon. It iva.s the first lime In history a'na- tional commander was dente'J without opposition. Mrs. James R. Clark, outstanding figure iu the crippled children's work in Arkansas, has been honored with the Awarii of Merit, the highest award made by the Del- lihlan Society. This award is given to only 20 women thrciij-houl the United states each year. 1'iie Years Afn The Rev. Marxli M. Galloway has returned f lom U!{ , c Rocfc an{ , Fmicliffc, where Im attended the meeting of (> x Presbvlcrial The Rev. stuiirl H.'Salmon rc- | turned yesterday from Newport I Ar* where lie assisted in the in-. IstnliaUon o! a new pastnr Bert Stewart, ncnv stationed ' in Caraia had been assured. Cocky, Ban had called her. Now they liad exchanged places, Pete gaining the heights, Carma sinking to depths he had never known. Pete held Julie's confiding hand as he introduced her io the group. She was a lovely thing, deliciously young, clemm-cly self-confident. Marian thought: She has the Joofc of a woman who is loved Dolly has it. A man's love- is the >""<=< beautifying 'thing in the- She looked at Dun and found him regarding Julie admiringly. Mai-inn tossed her head. She'd had a man's love and v;hat had H done for her? Nothing—less lhan nothing. "How about a iiitle look-in at the bar?" Randy r>sked. Talking and laughing, they wandered to tlie stairs. Descending the stairs, Marian searched (he bar for (he woman she had seen. Purple ensemble, pointed fox scarf. She could see no one of lhal description. Relieved, she turned to Pete, who was walking beside her. Dan was laughing with Julie. "She's very sweet, Pete" Mavian said. "Wasu'L it—ra'ber' sudden?" He smiled down al her. "In H way, yes. When f finally woke up, it happened fast." They sat down al a copper- copped table nnd Marian again Ini-ned to Pete. "She's taking it awfully hard, Petr:—Carma, I mean." "I'm sorry." He was smiling across the *able at Julie. He did not look al all sor;-y. "She's bitter, Pete." "Do you ihink she !:.-.; a ri»ht lo be bitter?" have what we want, so Where's Ihc- kick?" t * • TJANDY was telling an amusing story about a girl who had entered a one-way street from the wrong end, parked Ijer car in front of a fire hydrant, and gone shopping for two hours. Pete and Marian listened. "Did the poor thing get arrested?" Dolly asked, her eyes on Randy's face, trying not to look too worshipful. "Lord, no— when she relumed (o her car she found a motorcycle cop leaning against (he fender. Without n moment's hesitation, she rushed up to him, just too innocent and pathetic for anything. She said, "Oh, officer, I've been looking and looking for you. This is my first trip downtown alone. I'm in a dreadful mess. Will you help me?" "Cu-uie," Dolly applauded. "What happened then?" "Believe it or nol, the cop stood by while she backed out, then escorted her out of the traffic. Can you beat it?" lie shook his head, laughing. "Ana (hey say it's a man's world," Pete muttered amidst the general laughter. Randy said, "I told the story as n warning to you, Pete." "Mr. Means," Julie exclaimed, "don't you think you've gone far enough?" She was entirely good- natured, rosy and abashed. "You don't mean that the litlje devil was my wife," Pete gasped, his eyes dancing. "No one else." "But that was before I know you, darling," Julie laughed, leaning across the table. They all shouted with laughter, especially the men. Dan said, "Pretty darn smart, if you ask me." Marian made herseU smile. Men liked girls like that, clinging little vines, trading on their fem- ininiiy. Tlie woman who stood on her own feel hadn't a chance —the men hated her for it. escort was a short, stout man, very bald, repugnant in an oily way, Carma was beautifully gowned, her clothes were extreme, slightly foreign, dark purple and silver. The lovely fur hung carelessly from one shoulder, her hat had a slightly rakish tilt. The oily little man said something and she laughed shrilly. Marian touched Pole's arm In a low tone she said, "Pete, there's Carma. She's had (oo much to drink. I'm frightened." He glanced at the doorway "Frightened? Why?" "I don't know," worriedly. 'Im afraid she means trouble. I've seen her a lot lately. .She's threatened—" Pete said easily, "You'rp di awing on your imagination, Marian Carma can dine wherever she likes." Glancing again at the figure in (he doorway, be frowned. "I never knew Carma to drink. Her boy friend must be the wrong kind of company," Marian persisted. "Be on your guard, Pete. I know what" I'm talking about." IIEY' went to live dining room, • where a (lower-laden -table had been reserved for them. Marian was quiet. She seemed incapable of risir.g above the dull ache in her heart. The dinner had been previously • ordered to obvinte confusion. Plates were ( uuvmn; tuiiinijHju. i laics were Perhaps not, but—why didn't j brought and taken away the ml.f !,„,.„ ,.„..,,:_„,„ «-u-l pleas . mt flow 0 , chaUel .' ana . laughter \vent on. Randy paid marked attention fn Dolly, solicitous of her every wish. His strong face was constantly fumed toward her. !•• They had finished U frozen salad when Marian's dyes .were, drawn to the door. Carma'stood there, waiting to be seated. Her you } :t her go on working?" She was speaking in her own defense ngain. "There is more than one way ;.o be happy." "I inow," he said, "but don't you agree that each person has a right to his own idea?" "Ol course—that's what I mean —Carnia had a right—" "And I had a right. We both jiiba on the U. S. S. Woodcock, -rrived. today lo spend 10 days wiih his mother, Mrs. Pearl Stewart, m;l family. One Year Ago Memphis: Striking cotton pickers n Arkansas and Missouri were told :o return to the fields today by the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. 'THE head waiter was leading Carma and her companion be- hveai the tables. They would pass Randy's (able. Carma's eyes wei-e darting (his way and that, feverish, harried eyes. Palling on : Pefe, sht blazed. Her nostrils quivered as she drew a sharp breath. Marian looked at Julie, who was happily unconscious of impending trouble. She turned to Dan;'it was the first time she had addressed a remark to him. Dan always knew what to do in an emergency. She said; "Carma is here. She's up to something." He darted a glance over his shoulder. "Hm-rh," he muttered. "Plush horse—tight as a drum." They were corning nearer. Marian started to push, her chair rack, then stopped helplessly. There was going to be a scene, she hadn't a doubt of it, and she was powerless to do anything'aboul it. Carma, who hart always been dignified and well-bred, was about lo make a Jool of herself. She knew it by the mad glint in Carmn's eyes. Marian sat still, waiting. Carraa reached their table. She halted, catching at the back oi a chair as her body showed an inclination lo proceed after her feet had become motionless. Her eyes rested on Pc-te and he stood up, Randy and Dan followed suit. Marian's heart pounded. She had an impulse to dash nrouhd the table and take Julie in her arms, protect-hef-.lforfi • theKlthirig that was sure to happen. . (To IJc Continued) Mind Your Manners / HE'S ALKtoST SIX FEET, LIGHT BROWs) HAIR, 8UJE EVES, AWD 15 OMLY 17, MO MATTER. WHWT HE TELLS YOU-l'LL LEAVE SOU A PHOTO OF HIM, AND IF. HE TRIES TO ENLIST TOO CHASE HIM KOME--AWP COULD YOU TELL MS WHERE, IXLRMD THE ARMY AMD MAvy R£- CRUtTl NCb OFp CE 5. IV ', 0 PLEASE! /..( (•- TOY MOTHERS .GET 65AY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople" 'fAY WORD, BOYS, I A/A JUST BEGINNING TO C-XPERIENCE PA^TlC'ULAR.Wip THAT THE ROBUST THRILL OP A 6REAT \\ fAATOS^-M!0'wYsHA'->P INVENTOR.' ---- - IM A DAY OR SO R A3<W SWAG A THE- A W A'.'J, I'M MOT M PA^TlC'ULAR.' WU CAM 5TAGE A PUBLIC ^f StAtlL~LlKE DEV.OMSTRATIOM OF OUR UTTLT- VI Ml MCE PIE? BVllAysr TUBE,THE DEVICE' VI THAT ALWAYS WK'.Ctt IS GOING TO TRAMSVOR.'A Vv WA-;ES UP THE FOUL Tr LIMES TROJA MILLIONS U THE WILD OF WOTORS TO PUEASAMT SCENTS.'JV. B^AST HMJ-Rl)MPH.'/-~"-BY THE WAY, V(lM IAE.' < P, YOU MAY DHSlS.WrE.THE) AROUND liERP : UAVC- TO <=UCOT OU<3 "AY TO Tnf TAB? H? M EC\TORS? THEY \ OUGHT TOBC / C.i?,\zY TO PUT 1.1 HE 6RU'W DAY DRi,\V5 NEAR/ Test your knowledge <( correct social mage hy answering the fol- losing questions, then checking ngninsl the authoritative answers below: 1. If she has a sifter :f suitable D, does a hride usually liave her for titlier her maid or matron of licnor? 2. 1.5 it correct t: send wcticiiii? invitations to fricncis -Aho live at such a yreat distance that, you know they caimoi atlon:! the \ved- •Jlng? 3. Is it nccr!;-avy [or tlie bride 1: ronsidcr \vhnl-.cr or not all of Jy«r bridcaniaicl.-; c:\ii aliord a certain tli'tss before dwitiir.g it is 'v.hat licr attendants .shall wear? •!. Is it caricct f:r a youn? man tn ash his brif!n-to-tic to so with lilm v.-lien he buys her . '.vcdtlin? rini;? 5. Is il uise for a groom l: talk over the m.iUrr of Hie bride'.? boij(|Ucl \tith her or some member :f her lamlly? V/hat tvoulri you do if— You nre a girl planning lo ce married, and both your parents arc dead. Your ;uly closa relative i:; an oklrr btolht;r. Would you— (a) Have your "Deciding annpuncc- inints fcnl out in the name of y:ur brother? (b> Have the .iiinounccmcntSKCnt out in .vour ov:n nRme? Answers 1. YC3. - 2. Yes. That siniply mc?.ns yon wovld liuC to liave them at your wedding. », Yes. 4. Yrs. II he is d:ublinl about llw kinrl of ring flic wimls. 5. YPS. Por tliti bouquet Is really part of her costume and shntikl ho in keeping \vilix II. nest "What Would You U." solution—(a). • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T- ». ***. M. •. fmf. *rr Disease, Cause ol' Most War Deaths, Tlirealeus Annies in New Conflict First in a series of four arti- . clcs on epidemics and wars. I!V DR. MORRIS FtSIIBEIN' Editor, Journal r.f the American Medical Association, and of llyjeia, the Health Magazine In most wars disease aUvnys causes more deaths than gun powder cr projectile.^. Typluis, plague, cholera, typhoid, dysentery and in- flucnza do far marc damage than dynamite, torpedoes anrt poison gas. As cue great biologist said. "Epidemics gel the blame for defeat; generals the credit tor victory, it ought to be the other way around." Dr. Hans Zinsser of Harvard University lias said that tr- Uliiis and the Irtise won the World W«r. Observers point out that the Persians under Xerxes were defeated in their invasion of Orec~e by an epidemic of plague and ! dysentery. Athens fell as the re- Milt of plague', in Din Crusades there sere great epidemics of scnivy. plague, smallpox and other Infections. The French captured Prague in ITU due to a lyp'mts epidemic »in:ng the Austrian de'enders. NapoIeDn's campaign in Rirssia failed because of typhoid, typhus, dysentery and pncmiionia. Out of 500.000 French soldiers who invaded Russia in June, 1312. fiO,030 were kilhtl in Inttle. 20,000 rplurneti h:mc in December, and tlie remainder died of exposure mill disease. In the Mexican War. 1346-18!?, over icn.ootl American soldiers ivsui to Mcxi:o. Ot these 10,083 died ot l.yphoifi (ever, diseutcry, smalls'':. malariu and iro|iicul diseases, while 1519 v.cio killed or died of' wounds. j Garment Union to Train i Members for Managers j ST. LOUIS lUi'>—Tin: Ilitoniii- iioiiPl l.adlc:, Cinrmcnl- Workris' union '\vill li'iiin alraitl 100 (if Its ir.cmbcn; in plant, niaiuigenmul «t. Hie luilou'.'i ox(KT!,c In nn clfurt to reduce \Vii:,lc iu Rhups ami tn- rrcii!* caiuingN or workers. Meyer PcriiAcm. rcgiunal dlvci" lor ol the union, sa'lci tliosc sclccl- j In the Civil War the Union Army lost something ever'200,000 men by I disease and 112,000 approximately by battle wounds, in the Spanish- American War we lost 370 in battle ; and •1195 Irom disease. Most of the j deaths v;erc am:ng soldiers who never reached Cuba. In the camps In this country typhoid fever caused ,20,501 cases of sickness and 2183 deaths. fn the World. War American troops had 58,UD deaths from dis-l ease, 50,335 deaths from battle wounds. By this time typhoid had been brought under control so that there were only 2ZOD cases of typhoid fever with 200 deaths, in contrast tc 20,904 cases of typhoid in the Spanish-American War and 2188 deaths. The great majority of deaths caused in the Wnrld War resulted Irom the epidemic of influenza, which was yirtilent nnd 'Jhich struck with a scriousnc.'vS' no.vcr before seen in that disease. New comes a definite prognostication by Dr. Thomas M. Rivers, leading authority on infectious diseases from the Rockefeller Institute, that another :utbre:>k of influenza may well be expected in associnticn with the present- wnr. Epirismiologists throughput t l! e world. are inclined t: accept this prediction because it is kriowri that great epidemics of influenza sweep the world cvciy 25 or 30 | years. Thus far recort.'j fronr, the vari'us fronts do not indisate any gre.it outbreaks of infections disease. The time has been to: short even for the incubation of some of the commoner infectious dfs:rders. r^KXT: Influcny;i in Ihc \vitto of •.var. eel fcr training will be divided into two classes and instructed by iu- diuslrial ciiijinecrs hired by the vnlon at the organization's head- Winners here, ) After six months of training, Perlstcln said, the students with llic best records will be sent to o'.h"r mnnutacturlng plants to s'udy their methods. Pcrlstcln said the union hopes in this way to oH.srl. assr.ilkms by gurmcnl m.-iti- iTPcltirers thai, llipy ciiltiiol, ralM «'«gos bcciuibc of Mrwll pvollti. by MMullns: !,unc of Its trained members In (Irmoiislralc how lo Improve Clll'lClU'V, Head Courier News Witul Atls. EarJh's Speed Reckoned At 100 Miles a Second PHILADELPHIA (UP)—The earth and the rest ot the Mllfcy Way galaxy is traveling 100 miles n second In Hie direction of the constellation Draco, nccorditig to Or. Kdwln Hubble, Mount. Wilyji; Ofcscrvivtnry as-lrbiiuincv, who received ft I'raukliu Medal at Flunk- lin institute here. l''ello«--astrui\omcrs slid it was, (he first lime one of their number'! !i;id U'ntuieil an (;s!iiimlc of how Catt the earth fa traveling.

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