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Blytheville, Arkansas
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' f AgjB FOU1_ (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS s THE COURIER NCT7S CO. H, .W, HAiHES, Publisher "• J. C&AHAM SUDBtfRY, Editor SAMoiL P. NORHIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Hepresenlatlves: kansas Dailies, • me, New Yoik, Chicago, Detroit, St. touls, D*llai, kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday T ** * " - " " "" "* "- ~ '. ! ' ~ Entered as second class mutlcr at the post- offiSB »t Blytiievllle, Aikansis, under act of COH- jfw*, October 9, 1911, Served by Ihe United Ftcss. SUBSCRIPTION JUTES By iaftler in the City of Blythevllle, 15o per »e«c, or 65c per month. By "pt\l fc'llliln a laditis of 50 miles, $3.00 pur year, fi.SQ for six months, 73e for three months, by niail In postal zones two to six .inclusive, $6.6*0 per ycaij Ih zones seven and eight flO.OO per, payable In advance. U. & tiilnaitors Aim M Their Responsibility In our democratic country we linvo ahYays placed our fitilh in education. Politically we trust public opinion, and so \Vc have relied on education to insure that public opinion' shall be informed and sdimd. Econohiicaliy wo liaVo depended on individualism, and so wii have charged edticatioii With |)ro- diicinJr better individual. 0 . Socially we lely on gradual and enlightened progress, and so t \vc !i;tve placed 'out' faith in universal education to develop mauls that shall ha\;e social vision. No other country in the world lias ever placed such faith in education. In no other country is every fourth person a full-time stliclcnl in school or college. In no other country is there an ai my of more than a million teachers such as our own. In recent years, however, there has ll<J6h a pout deal uT earnest scll'-cxilm- imilion by American educators. They have been asking one another, "Exactly what ia Hit job we should be doing with all this vast plant?" And "Afu \ve doing' it'/" There are several reasons for siicti '' questioning. First, .since the American economic machine broke down in li)Si2, it is evident that (he education of _, . thb'se who pormilled such a collapse- might be al fault. Awl second, a hew ' kind,of "education" has arisen, in a large part of the world, aimed iit "conditioning' 1 students to aficotyt; a pi escribed body of'belief, rather tlituP • to beconin truth-seekers on llieii- tiWii account. ~?oUi these new phcnohieniv' have kil't'dilcalors to search deei)ly ihto tht, aims and methods of American education. Most recent of these scarchiiigs is it series of articles-.on the general challenge of democracy to educrilioli ''which make Up ii whole number of llit> ciir- reiit Shrvey Graphic magazine, and in wttich pi eminent educators set forth their idens of the job to be done. Schools are everybody's Inisillesis ii) America; and so it is fitting that ev- ' erybody give them some thought. Certain it is, iis the Sui'vey points out, thai when people who lulve had the benefit of the best education we can devise fall victims or-crackpot orators, one-shot econohiic fitliaceas, and catch-penny propaganda, it is Lime to consider whether education has really done Ihe job. The best evidence of the vitality of American education is this very self- searching on the part of educators, [t is> only when an educational system,OUT OUR WAY like any system, begins to believe that all has been accomplished, all learned, all perfected, that decay is evident. As long as AmeVican educators continue to discuss with their pi'esent ardor "What's wrong with education ?'" 'there is always hope that education will be kept abreast of modern needs. Never before was Ihjs need more critical. There are threats today to the very basis oi' what wo know as the democratic way of life—the'individual ami his development ite the core of society. It is reassuring to sec educators consciously iiltacldng the problem and accepting their responsibility. Coining Decision Everybody who is interested in'free- dom of speed) and of the press—and that ought to be everybody—will watch willi considerable interest the outcome of a test case which the U. S. Supreme Court is expected to decide next month. The test involves three slato laws restricting distribution of leaflets in \Vis- coniiin, California, ad Massachusetts. All are based on the prevention of street-littering, and have been upheld in slate courts. ' Two clear rights .seem to clash here. Slates would secirt to have the right, to^ prevent the littering of city streets."" And people have the right to hand out leaflets. As in all cases where two theoretical rights conflict, one must yield. Much as any orderly pehson hates 1,6 sec streets littered with discarded leaf- Icis, it is hard to see how any such consideration outweighs Hie right of people to liand but printed appeals to their fellmv ciU/cns. Any undue re- striciioh of this^implo, elemental right strikes a heavy blow iit one of our traditional freedoms.. 'Ami this is ho lime to be reslrictihg freeddiiii but to be enlarging aiid vindicating it. Il 7 r; it is strange to tlillik of good coming out of lite war, bill, in certain in- dir'ect \vitys. it; seeiiia to hajipeli some- ;.; A great pcnod r yfiiiiduatritU, research iii ihc 1 United Slaie.s is see'li 1 by Presi- du'iif Charles .E ; Speaks of , Ihe Fisk JUlbLwr Co/ 'if tlie European war is prolonged, the World War, ho pointed out, tniida America selt'-surtidunt in prodildimi of bpticai glass and dyes. Similar progress iii Aihericah self-suf- ik'tdhcy will, ntfcompaiiy any long war in Europe, ; |,c bdlicves, aiid the re- KiilUng ne\V;liKiiislrics iilid enterprises will Help cushion tlie shock of Hie collapse which hiiist fqilovv iuiy war boom. Similiii'iy Williiim ij, Cameron of tlie NiaUoiial Siiftiiy Council poinls o\it that organized .siifcly methods in factories received a great . impetus from the government during tiic World War. Yet it is hard to .sec why such developments cannot bo brought about for their own sake -without the cruel •stimulus of war. The most dangerous mini in Ariicrlc.1 lotlay in the one who would use the dissnlistncuo.i which we know exisU—who would cniiMiasizc tlie titilurcs ct the constitutional system as ,i inc«n.s of undermining the govcnimcnt.-Uov. John W. Bricker of Ohio. [SIDEGUNCES by Oalbralth ^WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEK 4, 1939 « SERIAL STORY WORKING WIVES BYLOUISEH6LMES USB. NEA einvicir,' mo. \vxivnlnrt TJin ifalety of (lie uuiricr i>arty IH fr.lerriiptril Vvli«n , , tin- tnEiti-. The uiuini'itt i'li.s;» to Juth", prfitvct lif-r train. ie HiliiK tliiil IK Mire to Uajiiicu. F CHAPTER XXt said pleasantly, "Hello C'arma—glad fo see you." she ''t'lii sorry, Mother, bill Ilic foreman says the ,mi linic is ii.) ttiid llicy nuisl leave, or lic'll'Jmvu lo c .. • . overtime." THiS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson .. AUTHORITATIVE RECORDS SHOW NO DEATHS Ff2OM SUGR. ANSWER: tipping the hat comes from Ihe ngc of chivalry v.-Iicn Knights nnscci (he visors of their liclmels as scslurcs of Iriendliness. jVKXT: The paradox o/ Quebec. Gosnell News i \v. M. s. iviccis ;.• I "Uvc's three lold ministry — j preaching, tenchiny nnd licatliig" i WHS Ilic theme of the program pic- ; scntcci at n meeting of the Woman's Misslonnry sdcloly of the Gosviell !church Wednesday at the chinch. ' Mrs. II. E. Vniicleve. v.ho jjnvci the first devotional, was assisted by airs. a. C. Wndley nnd Mrs. j M. Frankimi. Tlie second devotional with a talk "Teaching Them To Observe All Things" by Mrs. J. M. Frankum and prayers' by Mrs. L. T. Karncs and Mrs. C. E. Cook. Everyone spoke except Julie, who stared at Carma, childishly round- eyed. Carma jerked her head in the direi'lioi) of her escort. "His is Hodges—Elmer Hodges," said' thickly. That seemed lo end (he introduction nnd there was u courteous murmur in response, "llow do you do, Mr. Hodges. Glad to know you, sir." The men did not offer lo shake his band, Carma stared stonily a{ Pete. Marian reached up and caught her hand. "Another lovely outfit, Carma," she said brightly. "You knock my i-ye out every lime I see you." I.M!y, who sensed Ihe possibilities of the situation, helped her out. "Turn around and let hie look nl you, Carma," she begged. "It does me good just to look al you." Carma did not turn, she jerked hci- hand free. There was a glassincss about her. Marian had the feeling that she might fly into splinters. She kept staring at 1'ele, ignoring the others. "Weil, aren't you going lo introduce me to your wife?" she asked in a loud, high-pitched voice. "Of course—I beg your pardon. Julie"— the smile returned lo his eyes as he looked at her—"I want you to meet Carma Forbes— you've heard me speak of Her." Julie's smile was a bit forced. The leiision in the situation had communicated itself lo her. "I am happy lo know you, Miss Forbes." .she faltered. Unsteadily, Cjii-ma went around the (able, louching Ihe backs of chairs, Marian jhdught: Stop her —for her own sake, stop her. And lo herself she moaned: She doesn't know whal she's doing. She might kill Julie or Pete!— . Carma slooct over Julie nnri Ihe girl raised her eyes. Pete walked leisurely around the (able watching Carma's every move. Dan cldsed in from the oilier side. Marian made a hurried survey of. the adjoining tables. There were no slaving eyes. So far Ihe iriceling had not been conspicuous. Mr. Klmer Hodges had joined a noisy labJe. Randy '. stood between Dolly and Carma; he held Dolly's hand. * * * • PARMA snid cn?miUy, but'wilh ' an vuider' of malicious inference, "So you've joined Ihe ranks of Pete's women." "I—I supppse so." Julie's voice stumbled. Mai-Ian, saw her swallow with a little ducking of her herfl, She did hot lower her eyes. "And how long do yoii think you'll last?" "Always, i hope," ^he girl answered bravely. Dan put in smoothly, "Tlie waiter is ready fo seat you, Carma. Shall we all 'get together afterward?" Carma hissed, "Shut up—I'll be sealed \vhen I'm good and ready, and riot before.' 1 To Julie she went on suavely, as it she were secretly laughing at her, "Do you know what Pele docs lo his women when ho tires b£ them? lie kicks them but—just like lhat." Swinging her fool, she almost lost her balance. Pete took her firmly by the arih. "It ddesn't pay .to be nasty, Carma," he said, without a trace of anger. "You've had about Ihfee too many drinks. Go collect your boy friend and have dinner. That's what you need, dinner." He at- lempled to guide her.away from (he (able. She turned upon hiin, unlovely splotches of rouge standing out on her ashen, face. "Doh'l (ry to tell me what to do, Pete Thorpe. I'd like to kill yoii. No, killing is too good for you. I'd like to cripple you .so thai you could never move again, so that you would live on and on with your baby-faced Julie''— She was shrieking. There we're staring eyes now. The head waiter was hurrying forward. "Slop it," Pete said between his teeth. "You poor fool—" . "So I'iri a Idol." Her eyes blazed, her mouth worked. "You didn't think so for 10 years. You didn't think so unfit that--" She threw out a hand toward Julie and Pele caught il. Carma wrenched herself free and stood back, panting. She spoke again, her voice low. II vibrated through the still room. "Fov all the women who have loved and trusted, for all (he hicn who have been untrue—" She slapped Pele. across the irioulh. For ah instant the sharp slap hung in the silence, theii Carma burst into tears. Stormy, uncontrolled tears. The head waiter rushed up. Marian said, ''Never minei— we'll take care of her." She jiul an arm around Carma, Dolly encircled her frpni the riihcr side. Together, Ihey led her from the room, weeping and b'abhling, * * * ' TN Ihe foyer Marian sain, "I'll get Mr. Hodges. He musl take her home." As she Tan back to the dining room; Carma >tbrew herself into a chair. Dolly bent over her. "Mr. Hodges," Marian whis- pered, "will yoii lake Miss Forbes home?" He had not risen. He looked up, sliipid and blinking. "Lei Miss Forbes take herself home," he said loudly. "I don't have a fancy for wildcats." "But she isn't til to drive." "That's 'her problem." His friends laughed uproariously and Mafian went to Dan. Pele was silling beside Julie, holding her hand. She was crying. "Someone must take her home," she said worriedly. "She isn'l herself. We're her friends—we've g<ic to help her." Randy ottered quickly, "I'll hike h'sr liqme. Polly :,.id I will look aflcr her. We'll be back tor cof- }| fee." lie slrode out 61 (he dining fl room. • "i l * ,.Marian sat down limply, "it's all my faull, Pele, Like a brainless idiot I lold her lhat you were going to be here tonight. I should have known boiler—I'm sorry." • He smiled. There was a red streak across his mouth. "It's all right, Marian. If she fell lhat way it had to come sooner or later. Jusl as well lo have it over "Bui to humiliate herself and you publicly. She'll hate il so tomorrow." Tears filled Marian's eye's. Julie wiped her eyes; she was very sober. "She musl have loved yoii a lot, Pete-^you iinust have hurt her terribly." He bent toward her, love and pity in his eyes. "I told yoii the truth, about Cariria, dear, all the truth." Swiftly, her hand slid into his. "I know, dariiiig. I guess she didn't realize until it was too laic." She buried her face iii his sHblil- cler, "I w-wahl to go home." * t * 'T'HEV inet Dolly aiid Haiidy at x IliO door. "She's.gone," Dolly said, her blue eyes alarmed. "She said she'd left something in the' ladies' lounge. She went to get it and we waited. When she didn't cpmo back I went lo find her and she'd gone—there's a street eh- Irance to Ihe lounge—" They stared at. one an.ol.ha- aghast. Marian .said again, "She isn'l fit, lo drive." And Randy, "I sent for my car —it's right here—Ic'l's follow along." . They got in. Randy's, car and Pele directed Ihem to ths apaiE- hient building.where Carma lived. They drove slowly, walching fov Carma's coupe. Nearing the buirJ- iug, Pete said, "Her apaftinent is dark." . . . ..Dan went in ,aiVd rrng Ihe bell. There was- no 'answe : .-; : 'IJe Hurried around lo the lino of garages. Carma's ear was nql there. (To Be Coniinueti) THE FAMILY DOCTOR Wai- Powers Won't Use Germ Bombs-; Europe May Face influenza Epidemic Second iii a series of ffwr articles en epidemics and u-ars. FiV DR. MOKRIS FlSUBiilN' idilor, jitiiriial of Ihe American ilfcdicul A:ksoci;i(ion, uho of Hygeia, Iho Health Magazine In predicting that influenza is Tiniest ccrtaiii to be widespread igiiln in tliis new war, Dr. Thomas W. Rives .ol the Rockefeller In- stilule for Medical Research points out Unit we have not as'yet any cflcctivc weapon cither for the The third (icvot):nnl led by Mrs. j prevention or treatment of L. T. Kiirnos wos followed by spe- ' ciat songs and the closing prayer by Mrs. Birdie Uorrls, Earliest retards of permanent waving go as far back us 3000 B. C., when Babylonian Indies had their hair braided nnd treated v.ith „.„_„ . lllu uv . llvu , By Mrs. Gladys Jones was followed I bitumen to preserve the curls. WELL, I'VE BUILT FENCE AK)' COfZRAl-5 W FARMED S3M6AM'-- I DIDN'T ASH YOU THET--1 ASKED DO VDU RCH.L V3UR OWN WEAR GLOVES TO WORK IN, AKi& WEAR. * LOOSE HE SEZ IT HMM'T 'TAXES AM' DROUGHTS THETS RU1MED /VVOST I2AMCHWEM--HE SEZ. ITS HlRW' MEM WHO WHEM THEY HAIM'T TAIilM' G LOVES OFF AM'OMTOROU-A CI&ARST, THEY'Re ' THEIR HAT Jjs? II rJ&VSfl&'t, '!, ^ • t m mr\L By J. R. Williams' ODB BOARDING HOUSE . with Major Hoople RESTRAIN! YOURSELF, DEAR,' EbDIE'S CLA/AOR IN Tl'tE BASEMENT 15 BUT THE MECHANICAL PRELUDE TO <\ V&ST AtoDEQN FACTORY TURNING OUT UOOPLE EXHAUST GAS DEVICE?. BY THE MlLUOMSA"" HMM'u THINK OF- THE COLOSSAL INVENTION •8ORM IM THE VOMcf IP A YOU M& AW I HfVQ NOT SPILLED fv S00T OP SOUPY \ AGO, WE SHOULD HAVE NO RESILIENT TIRE'S I'D RMUER Pur UP V-JITH \| EXHAUST G/\S ALL CAY Hr-E m THQM STfiMO UiifJK WHILE THW V SLEDGE-HAMMER EMGlUEER. * TEARS •DCWUM THE House.' THE PLASTER is VALUM& AND THE DISHES IW THE CUPBOARD WILL. CRACK AMY WNJUTE/ EITHER fe QLHiS BSATIMe UP THAT BOILER DOWM THERE OR. BOTH 60 OUT OP HERS ^*-**- (M ft RLJ5BER-T1REO plague. Sensational writers talk about! flier. Today- there lire new drugs f;r preventing aiid contrbiiiiig that condition. Germs will not bo used by the warring nations in order to bring about disease and consternation among the civilian population. Scientists of nil nations know that ah epidemic started in one area may sn'rcnct nrcniutly to olher areas in across borders into the land rc- qionsiblc for initiating this type of warfare. An epidemic oiice be- B»:n ir, likely to be lar more ! dc- to masses of men as- WAR IN STAMPS Hitler's 'Lightning War' Succeeds in First Test IN same country "arid witn tnc S P CC( 1 of li >c Nazi con' \}KVER before -has the world seen n war waged and won aou •" " —" vm •*"-•* ""~ the possibility of the use of Ecrms - ettll: ' ccj in cdmps tliaii It is lo the ahd bacteria by invailius armies as a means ol killing oii the population in invaded countries. The epidemic dlse'jises require no tils- tr'Ibulluii by invading forces; they follow as certainly lijion the movements cf large masses of men ai death comes by the explosion of a hand grcnadc.- Thc picture of cpiilcmlc-s in w»r.s lins chiingcil constantly Irun tin- groal V.-nrs 61 earlier clays lo Hit «-or!d condict.'; of our modern tliitcs. Changes luive been brought about by new me.lica! discoveries which have made possible the c'on- tiol of csrlaln forms of infection. Germs—like man — change constantly, luwcvcr, and even Ihe old diseases are replaced by new diseases. Typhoid fever, once the greatest of plagues flniong troops in camp and en Ihe march, is now contioll- ed by Ihe sanitation methods, provision of safe \\alcr supplies and tl'.t vise of antityphoid inoculations. .Venereal diseases, which used t; devastate troops, arc now controlled by .slrict regulations relative to tiio fiction of men en leave, by tlie pro- 1 vision of prophylactic stations, and I by modern scientific treatment with j newly discovered drugs. I In the Ipt World War piiEii- j monln killed many hundreds ct ! tiio;.'snnds among all warring na[-: 1 lions, The lives of these soldiers might have been saved Imd we used at lhat lime file newly discovered suirtmllamidb nnd sultn- br.ccilta antl-pneu- monlh ssrunis. For Infiiicnza siil- YiutllaniWc Is not a sp&cilic aiirl tltlfapyrliKiic apiarently will not bring nubiil control.- In the last war u;\s gangrene civilian population. -N'KXT: Civilians' fears. A religious zealot. Shebbatal iicbl, ol Salonika, Grcdce. actually was iiwn-ied (o the Bible. In 1650. The Bible wi'.s arrayed In bridal v«l"' 5 , !ulli a l'»=4 jifi'lornied the fe WK'Uony *11H two ofil- a ' wuuesses watching the liuial, Thlrly-kevcn Inlernalional, lele- dcsttoycd the life of niauy a sol- phone circuits are h) operalioj]. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Aso Catimn Citv, Colo.: One of Unj ntion- r ," vc ' >: quest of Poland. In the short y span of three weeks, a nation of' 3-1,000,000 was defeated, its armies of 2,000,000 men scattered. This was "JSlitEkreig"—lighlninj; war. Wherdas former wars have been "wars of position," this .1939- model cdpfiici is a ''war of movement," of airplanes, tanks, mobile artillery and infa'nlry transported in armbred trucks. Speed is ils keynole. Swift bombing planes heralded i the advance of tanks and armored cflrs, wliic'h penetrated, al times, 3(i miles in advance of infantry and arliliery. While these slower units "mopped up," the advance guard wenl on, before Polish had lime lo reorganize de- For Die first time in ac- when Ihe four leaders of the uprising died in n suicide pact. John Swlhart, of Lcachvllle, one jf Mississippi county's projrcsslve farmers, is $300 richer today as the result of a single stalk of c:tton exhibited sit the ' National Cotton ^.l'0'.v nl Memphis. Mr. Swihart'- cjury look snctnd prize. five Years Ago Slcelo. Mo.: o. G. Bovven, B3. juoge of the steels police court and f:rmcr associate justice of the Pcmlscol county court, vrns stricken suatlcnly with a strkc of apoplexy while visitino a sick friend here this morning. He died within 30 minutes. One Year Ago Prague: President Edoiiard Benes resigned hdfty after a losing light to pr«vent aehnSn absorplion of Ihe SiKietenland awa of Czechoslovakia. Ihc laliried the seven con- t ua i warfare, pdra'chule corps of stale infantrynien were dropped be- inorniiig | ^i n< ^ cntmy lines toy transport planes. Just how "Blilzkreig" will work on Ihe Western Front, or in lerVI ritory less llal than lhal of Poland rernains to be seen. It is evident lhal heavy rains might have slowed the German drive considerably. the Cloth Hill al Krafcov/, one of the first important cities lo fall under the Nazi drive, Is shown on Ihe Polish stamp, above. War Reduce* Staffs Of Montreal Hospitals MONTREAL (UP)-Hcipltals are running short-starred for the lime being, due to the war. More than 50 orderlies and almost as many other EtafT members, ranging from resident physicians to ambulance drivers, have answfcred the call to Ihe colore. Schcols reported they have nol lost many faculty members yd, cut at McGlll. members of the slnft are doubling up. ccmbining 't «-ar work wilh leaching' duties. * ___ Read Courier News Want

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