The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1931 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 5, 1931
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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1931 BLYTHEVILLE. (AKK.V COURIER NEWS Roommates at Arkansas ;U. Propaganda of 13 Years j Has Produced Fixed Ideas in Minds of People. DV EUGENE LYONS TJniltd I'rcss Stuff Correspondent MOSCOW, March 5. (UP)—If the quality of 'He under the Soviet;; will ever be conveyed to reader,outside it will be done not by economists, or journalists, but by artists. The things which give that lif-j its fpecial flavor, Its deep tang, arc not nlonc in lr|e concrete facts. They are in overtones, in new attitudes and new prejudices nu'. easily caught in words. . Net even the United States, with its reputation for standardized thinking and well-advertised catchwords. Is ns thoroughgoing In thes-j respects as the Soviet Union. Thirteen years of undisguised propaganda for a set of ideas produced a mental uniformity rarely matched in history. Germany or the midst of their death grappb scarcely cleveloiKd such uniform opinion as lias the land of Soviet!. Path of Safely For that active fraction of the population which takes the trouble to have a well-defined viewpoint at all. stock phrases loo often take the place of thought. "Slogans" they are called here. Because of the exceptional strain and sacrifice imposed on the nation by the present policies, there is no ream left for independent views. The prin:? political virtue is orthodoxy. I'er soual journalism, for instance, has been practically eliminated. Whether in "stories" or editorials t';'.j Soviet writer sticks to texts, stereotyped phrases, the path of .safety. Like the orthodoxies of older religions, Communist orthodoxy finds expression in unthinking and irrational taboos. Some things arc "unclean," infidel, untouchable. Gne cp.n understand these taboos. The times are too strenuous for anything that is not materialistic, hadr-boilcd and utilitarian. 1 : might cleg the machinery. Anything which smacks of "bourgeois comfort."—even too many cushions on the divan in the living rsom— is per re shameful, More ancl more these attitudes arc becoming fixe^ and unreasoned, a Communist rit- nal. Not that these slogans and ta- l:cos are necessarily wrong; in t'.'.e main, from the Soviet viewpoint.! they are even right. The objection is. that they have become routin: depriving the revolution of the re- ~£ilience "which characterized ~ -itr early years. Principal Taboo The principal taboo, of course, is against the nGn-Communist foreigner. The- foreign correspondents, the invited engineers and special- sist are as nearly isolated as they can te short 01 actual imprisonment in their rooms. The Russians who sec them outside of official duty do so with a deep sense of lasting forbidden fruit and flirting with danger. The foreigners are given special privileges in the matter of feed, priority in a hundred things. But they are denied—not by law but by the force cf custom—any real con- i tact with Russians, especially nidi pro-Soviet Rnsnans. Communists and the wary generally avcid contacts with as though "bourgeois ideas" were contagious. This fear cf contamination speaks ill for Ihe ideological health of these p<T,r,le; personally 1 believe it is robust enough lo withstand the contagion. Already a fact when I arrived three years ago. the isolation of the foreigner has become increasingly stringent in t!:c last 18 mcnlhs. The cccasional cxcep- ticns to the general taboo do no! disprove it. The insistence of officials that any Russian may make friends with any foreigner is a useless falsehood. The simple fact i? that the 100 per cent Communis' shrinks from the bourgeois repre scntativc through a real distaste fcr contact with anything "un clean." The rest, especially in th larger centers, steer shy cut of or dinary fear. It may fcc legal, they Agur?. but it is not safe. It is an open secret that all foreigners arc nndcr CDn- Etant surveillance and few Uus- r.ians, however clear their consciences, care to step into the cir- Osceo/a Society—Personal Arkansas has the resources, tho splilt and the to overcome this depression mid with n fair this year nlul n rcnsonnblu pil Hostesses were Mealtimes \v. E. Html. S. M. Hodees, Hriifc Ivy, F. P. Jacobs. • » • Mis. Guinevere Joimson ol Wilson, deputy grand lecturer of tho 15lh Arkiuisns nisidcl of the Oi- tU-r of Kastcrn Star, udilrcsfcd the Oseeolu chapter at Its merliiig here Tuesday evening on llio .subject, "B'.ollierlicra and Masonry." The meeting was ft social one to ,,,,., , ,, lcc for Iwr products, these dlffl- w!llc1 ' lllc Mnsolls wcll? 7 |K ' ci , u ly It lluit's will Ire a Ihlne of iiiei" mtol ' nntl was ''««"rte(l by vlsit- ist," Mrs. W. E. Hint lold Oscc-l ! "S M»s°"s nml Eiislrrn St:» Progressive Club women at their meeting here Wednesday afternoon. H^lMailni; n program Riven over \VftEC broadcasting station' In Memphis last week, Mrs. HuiH.who members from Wilson. Luxorn and nassett, the number Including Mi'. and Mrs. Johnson of Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Owen of llasselt. Mrs. C. 13. Wood and Mrs Majors and Mr. and Mrs Moso Sllman of Uixuru. 'Hie visiting Masons wi-ro wel cr Adams, son of Mrs. John A. Admus of Little Hock. The mnvrlaiio was consummated lu Hoi Springs on September, 21, iinrt hns been kept secret by the yotinc couple slnco Hint (Into, Only attendants at the ceremony were Mr- anil Mrs, n. H. linker of 1.U- lie Reck. The bride at (ended school nt Bui- Mils College, Bilslol, Vti., Stuart Hall, Stiuinton, Vn., ami the Unl- vcrsty of Arknntas, whore she was 11 number of Iho Chi Oriiegu Ira- ternlly. Mr. Adams Is n (graduate of Hc- \vnnev Military ActidQiuy In S3e- v.'atict-. Tenn., wlieri! he was o, member of the B. I'. O. fraternity. He served with distinction overseas dining tliu world, war and lias for a number of yours been a member lim of SnrasoU, Fin., and it Brand tlausliler of Mrs. W. B. f'lannlgan of tills place. Her election to the office of pros- Icli'iil occiincU exactly a year from the dnle o( her Inlliallon Into the chapter. Ollwr fraternity honors conferred on Miss Flimnlean Include her election as delegate to (hi 1 nallonul Xcta Tun convention In Indiana luit summer at which nici'tlns; a song compered by Miss while n pledge to the lin'.einlty, mot- with the same In- Main ie.-,]io;ise- It hud occasioned (iirviously on the University .of lilinol.-. campus and was adapted as mio of the songs of tlie national fraternity. Miss Flamiajnn U pursuing liii-iiiry couise at the Illinois University, rmijoiliig in- English and most In'torcstiiift taiy on the' noil-' Worshipful Master of the Oscculn K'andfalher. In the c,i most interesting tain, on me ngn .... . . smctaiy and treasurer. cultural prospects of the future : Masonic Lodge. — •. , _ ___ of the linn of Gayer & Adams Wholesale Clroccrs of I.lilie Uock.i Jtyrnallsin, ami expects to coin- serving the firm wunnlxed by Ms [ l>l«.'U- her course next. year. ginndfalher. In the capacity of * ' * and achievements of the past for. Otl:er numbers on tlie program Mississippi County. Enumerating! included a talk by Mrs. l-'rances Iccal achievements c!tl:or unlniie orilic£!m of Lnxorn on ll«! origin ol outstanding Mrs. Huht made ref- the Ftislem Star, veiulltms by Mrs. eience to Paul Dynnn of near Bl>'-, Chude Thompson and Mrs. Muna thevlllc, who hns grown into ilie i Mooiv. a drill by nCdcers of the sweet potato industry on a com-1 diapicr. piano solo by C. H. Wood, pri'hensive scale; Mrs. Guy Bryant! solo by Mrs. Majors and de- of Osceola. whose town lot truck I livery of Martha's Iccliire by Mrs. Gordons arc a source of profit nnd E. R. Smith, pleasure; Mrs. Kale Clrbcnlintl of Osceola. who added lo-hcr farming c[]oratlons this summer a tetn- i porary gravol business, when din low ebb of the Mississippi River following the summer's drouth Dellclcu.s refreshments w.?rp serv. cd followlni; the program. The Mississippi County Federation of Women* Clubs parsed n resolution al Its executive Ix»nl White, Osceoln farmer who won With neither able to v:ear each other's socks,, collars or you'll agree tliat these University of Arkansas students'-nial roommates. W. H..(l-'aliy) Ciark, ot Paivhuska.'Okla., weighs 3J5 j the slate corn production chain- pounds arid Maurice Finn, right, ot El Dorado, Ark., tips tlio scales | pionship under the drouth prcvall- »t 3S. Clark Is r, star tackle on iho Sdzorback football team. Finn ing conditions of the past season, las-, yjM won a cup for editing ».hlgh school worts psg*; ' Mrs. R. n. Jones served as announcer for the make-believe radio broadcast (hb afternoon, nnd other i numbers "on the uir" included Mrs. added a gravel bed accretion to her! ir'ctlng Monday deploring (he ivcr front property, and Godfrey I tendency toward mechanical music cle of observation. Nor does the-club, t!;o B. D. B. club for the sev social isolation apply only' to "tin-' en.tii and eighth grades and the frirndlv"' foreigners. It' tr.:eh« ; Fiva Ring club for the ninth grade, i F ; p ' J;lcr!te ' reading of her origin- 01 " 11 ' " in the theaters of tcday, the resolution being Eid;lres'<cd tn the American Fcderaccu uf Music which is waging a campaign for tin. iJerprl- uatic.ii of living music hi the theater. The board meeting held nt the home of Mrs. Harvey H. Thompson of Wilson, was attended by Mrs. A. Mrs Adams, accompanied by her] mo'.lvr. Mrs. John While, relumed i this i afternoon from Little flock [ v.herc they have spent the past I lew days us guests of Lira. .John Adams, the groom's mother. They nvio accompanied by Mrs. John Robi'i-l Hicks ot Uttle Uock, sls- ler of the groom, wlio will be their gursl here iinlll Ihe Inttcr pail of the week, when she will return with ihe bride to Little Hock where the couple will make their home witli Mr. Adams mother on Hector Av.;nue. ML-.r. Mary Elizabeth Flaniilijaii l.ns recently been elected prcsl- dail ol the Zcta Tun Alpha sorority at the Universlls 1 of Illinois Miss Ftormtgnn, who makes hei IIOIIM now In McLcnnsUoro, 111.. formerly lived in Obccoln wlicre she was graduated from the Osccola High School. She Is the dltugli- (er of the latu n, !•'. rinnnlpan ol Oiceolu iiiul Mrs- Louella Kkuint- Mi 1 - ">'<' M ^- »• H. Thomiison 0! Wilson :'!elt wkne«iay nionilni! tor-a'-two- weeks stay 'oo the flori- Idn coast,'. . i} : Mrs. John Hawthorne . anj:'| dauglitcr, Miss Anne Hawthorne^'[ or.Joncsborci were guests of Mrs. C; O, Smith Tuesday, , ^ iiugcne Bml'.h,.who has beenf ill of Influenza at his home here for ccveral duys, Is reported recovering rapidly. The Bolshevist Navy conslste ot four vessels, the Marat, the Paris! ccmmune, the October Revolution.' and tho Michael JYimtze- All these, vessels ure 15 years old. -.' 666 LIQUID OR TABLETS ; (Jure Colds, Headaches, Fevet 666 SALVE Cuics Kaby's Cold &• even pVr.sons who h.ivc wel!-r-.,r-'v- ! The school v:ns entertained Wed' •_._.._... ... KHli,,' Time", J. Colo ol Wi honfl correspond nrr si'crotury of Ite fei'rratio:!, Mrs. Ons. Crlgfcr *f Armcivl. pnrli- menlarian; Mrs. J. B. Clarke of Elythcvllle. chairman of health and chilil welfare; Mis. J. W. Rl- rlngton of 'O;cer.ln. chnlrmnn of A Way To Stop A Hacks of Deports are iccelveii o; an nman- liiB troalnifiil Hint epileptics state ha.s proved successful hi stoppUig music; MJss Corn Ice Cnlmim ol j u, f i r ullacSs. R. Lcpso. Apt. GJ. Blythcville. chairman of yards nnd | gardens, Mrs. W- J. Lane of Mix- oia, recording secretary, ur.d Mrs. W .W. Hawkins ol Blytl'Jville, who was u visitor. Tnc purpose of the meeting was to make plans foi lllc annual meeting cf comity federation rliich will be held in filythcville on Aprii. 17. Mrs. John C. While i.'. Osceola is day would he willing to meet him I President, Marvin Emma Lloyd; D'lC^us "fre^nipnlV n-nnlnviiw . ,, _, i i i. i ,.i-n i 1 , U.iUnY-tn •\fno.ii.- " ' !O " S I'-J'eSnUieiHS CIllplOJlll^ «H3. UWIUI >-. 1TML1.V \-- •^'J^TULli *J socially nnd openly as they aiclluca President Huberla Mo.Jj, St. Patrick's Day colors and motifs announcing the marriage of her meet him in the early yoars of the ] secretary, Alice toiiiEe Jones: treas- Ucre scrvcd foUowill j, th pl - 0 g ra m. daughter, Rose lo Mr. Oc-orsse Gey- revolution. ! urcr. Ei-elyn Kenney; rcport'jr. ^ 1__1 123 E. Writ-lit, Milwaukee. Wise., hns been supplying sulfereio with this treatment, lie now wishes to reach all those who have un'. iieen helped and to do so Is 1 making the startling oRer of u generous treatment free to nil suITerers. Anyone afflicted should write for free treatment at once, giving age. —Adv. I have watched other corre; :; ; ;; J- 1 G1 "™ ™>'™m: program c=mmii- =tamD E= c '' Lomse Lcdbe-uor and Margr.rc; 6 - •. i „„„. charity. Virginia nicf.ardson. cnts of the s ? m= Hceri, liberal intellectuals with flare for th? drama of revolution, | come here with every intenticn cf j "merging themselves with Russian life." Invariably they wers tre2t?al! e -' as actual or potential en^mier:, I \ Q *^ avoided, prevented from getting Members of the campfirc girls ire: Marvi". Emma Lloyd. TMnu 'cok. Valora Recce, Loufe \Vad- Louise Gilliam. Mjrgirel Ella Mae more than E pjcp at fne show. - I I Bevl »- Evelyn Kenncy. Nina Mr.e ' have watched them shrink in 1-3:1- Lolt - Hub e" p - Mc <"'i'. Alice Jones, fusion further and further into the Vu '«!" il1 Rlfardson and Ma ri ".ret camp of frank opponents of tns t3'J much to expect tint a man v.-lio i? Soviet regime. It is alaicst treated like an enemy should behave like a friend. It is one of the things which the foreign observer in the Ssviel Union must know and guard ag=iin:t. The processes at work here, fc-r ail the error and waste and stupidity with which they are miavoidaciy encumbered, are far mo:c significant and vital than the comfort of any individuals. A thoycughiy objective approach is the first prerequisite for understanding the Russian scene. TOMOItP.OW: Posicssicn of private pror.crly abolished. Gosnell. News Mrs. Eslh Williams rclur:;'::! Tuesday from a few days visit at Bald Knob. Ark. Mrs. Lillic Crawford spent Manday with her mctlicr here. Mrs. Lillia: 1 . Lloyd was tii-j gu?i. of Mrs. Birdie Var.clcevc Tueslny. Mrs. Mary Bevill spent Tuesday i Biyihcville helping with Red Cross work. The Gcsnell schcol has organ:;:;! three new clubs. C;.recl K Prultt. The camp fire girls made up ! clothes for the ixx>r a few weeks' ago and are still distributing to j the needy. Next meeting will b. 1 • Wednesday, March llth. Granite Chips fcr Souvenirs LLIZAEETH CITY, N. C. <U1>>- A ten of granite chius has been or- dereil from quarries at Mt. Airy, N. C., for the benefit o! souvenir burners who visit. Kill Devil Hill! where the memorial to the Wright brothers is now under construciiDii. Captain W. H. Kindervatcr, government engineer in charge of landscaping the hill, reported souvenir hunleis had almcst destroyed a granite marker at the site of the first uirnhnc night. Everything is ready! bright new materials! Improved qualities lower priced than a year ago! ESTION BILIOUSNESS ^Tremendous Saving! Flat Crepe Sold a.year ago at ^1.49 yd. Kwasito Crepe Floral Prints Stunning Stripe* yard And Men Dress To Fit the Season With Smart Attire! Tune la 1200 Kilocycles COTTON BELT PROGRAM EVERY MONDAY NOON 1KIS ta I MO To Encourage Dairy, Poultry and VcgeUllK Production la the St. Francis Basin. Ai; orephant can haul a lead of 15 tons, lilt half a ton and carry This ptrtnar.cnl crinkle cotlon crept will nuke stunning beach and lounging suits ... for ofllr » icv; cents 1 30 in.chtJ wide- T!K smartest-silk of the season ,.. hca\*y qaality... fjcsh stock '.. . . a complete selection of pastel 2nd hish inches wide. Friday and Saturday "Pcnimaid" Fast Color Spool Jit New Spring Shades spool color liarmony guidJ HOME THEATRE Friday and Saturday 36 indues Exceptloaal at its New Low Price / Spring Patterns tEhis quality sold a year ago for 17c yd. 3ft ieches Kcw New Low Tub-fast priuis . 36-inch width New Low Price y \Vray Lev,- Cody Eddie Gribboii Directed BEN STOLOH : Thr« bold bad horubm who saxl ni\ondamci until— Jlatinoc ami Xiglil— 10 untl 25c. 10 ;ind SOc. Xiulit—10 and 3ot. DEPARTMENT 220-222 W M;iin SI. Hiythevillo, Ark. NUNN-BUSH SHOES $8.50 and $10 Never Such Fine Clothes At Such Low Prices! And this fcascn man will step forth in ynyer colcvs, discarding somber tones of winter comp!eEcly. Here arc checks and plaids, grays and browns and mixlurcs oi iiyhtcr siiacies, ail developed to put (he wearer in a more cheerful frame of mind. As for styles, ihe singlc-breastecl with the peak lapel promises io be a leader. These aie presented rn two a^cl threc-buttcn models. Li numerous instances extra trousers will accompany the suits, thus giving every man the utmost for his Clothing dollars. Greater Value at ; 22 50 F

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